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Gillian Anderson has a new film set to premiere this Spring in Los Angeles at the Indian Film Festival. Sold tells the story of a girl who risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from a village in the mountains of Nepal to a brothel in India.
The film is directed by Jeffrey D. Brown and produced by Emma Thompson. It also stars David Arquette and Seema Biswas. Sold is adapted from the Patricia McCormick novel based on true events.
The Indian Film Festival runs April 8-13 at the ArcLight Hollywood. For more information on their full line up for this festival, please head over to their website.
Sold is also being show at other festivals throughout the country. For more festival dates and information please check here.
For more information about Sold, please check the Deadline article.
Last week, Gillian Anderson crashed Chris Carter's Reddit AMA, and in a week she'll be headed back for more. Mark your calendars because Gillian will be participating in her third Ask Me Anything session in the IAmA subreddit on March 13th at 3:30pm* ET.
With Hannibal having just premiered and the start of Crisis right around the corner, the actress has a whole lot to ask questions about. So if you're dying to know what she's been up to, or if you'd like to be the first one to get in a comment about "Bad Blood", you'll have your chance.
(*Due to daylight saving time, the r/IAmA sidebar says 2:30pm, but the official calendar says 3:30pm.)
I’ll confess it. There was a moment, back in 1987 when I realized that my brother had a cooler toy than all of the ones I had. I didn’t care for his sports stuff, or his building blocks, but he had gotten an Optimus Prime for Christmas and I was taken by it. The whole idea that a truck could turn into a talking robot and that it wasn’t only on my TV but in my living room was stunning.
I wanted that truck so bad. I still want that truck so bad. I’ve been sort of a tomboy ever since and I love it. I have an enormous love for Back to the Future and I love every movie that has a car chase in it… so when IDW announced The X-Files: Conspiracy series and that it included Transformers, I was immediately hooked.
Warning - SOME spoilers ahead!
I have to confess, too, that I have yet to read any other Transformers comics, but this issue reminded me of how much I love them. Paul Crilley nailed Bumblebee’s sense of humor and Optimus’ fatherly nature, and explained their universe without thoroughly confusing the readers that might have no clue of what a “Decepticon” is. I also believe that in terms of characterization, the Gunmen felt real and true to the universe that has been developed throughout this series. I especially liked the character development that he allowed for Langley and Bumblebee; it raised the stakes and gave motivation to the characters to respond to the situations they were presented. They stole the show.
The story, which I won’t explain in much detail for a change, is simple and it grabs you from the start, moving forward along the path of the Lone Gunmen’s mission: to save us from a virus that might wipe out the US in just one week. I was very pleased with Dheeraj Verma’s work at the pencils, though I still have problems with how Byers’ portrayal turns out in some of these. Don’t get fooled though, this issue has very creative use of the art, with a style that suits the genre like a glove, presenting us with great visuals that supported the storytelling in a clever way and the especially breathtaking colors by Joana Lafuente. I think in terms of the look of this issue, that is the one thing that I couldn’t get enough of. Amazing job.
As it turns out, Frohike, Langley and Byers manage to make a solid team with the amazing alien vehicles, saving Ratchet from the claws of Skylogic Systems, the sinister organization that seems to be behind the whole pandemic. They also find a way to get a sample that will help Scully and the CDC work on a possible vaccine to fight off the impending catastrophe - that is, if a final threat doesn’t stop them. The last few frames set the cliffhanger for next month’s issue, which features The Crow.
The issue features with three great covers; the standard one by Miran Kim, a dark subscription cover with art and colors by Dheeraj Verma and Joana Lafuente, respectively, and a third and last RI cover with art by Joe Corroney and colors by Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Studios.
I continue to enjoy the way Conspiracy is being written, though I can understand why this might not be everyone’s cup of tea if you don’t enjoy the comedic tone that may seep through some of the pages. I am very satisfied by this issue though, the fourth out of six in this series, and I’m really looking forward to the next one.