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Cynthia’s Picks: Nancy Schwartzman, Maybe Representation, Audition Inclusion

Nancy Schwartzman: Last week NYWIFT hosted a Twitter chat with director Nancy Schwartzman of Roll Red Roll, available now on PBS’ POV. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a must-watch, especially if you have kids. Its harrowing look at rape culture in a high school is unusual for a true-crime doc in that it puts the focus on the perpetrators rather than the victim, and shows how the crime affected the community at large.

Maybe Representation: I love seeing the buzz around the Netflix film Always Be My Maybe, which updates the “traditional” rom-com with an authentic and specific take on Asian-American culture.

Audition Inclusion: Kudos to CBS for signing a pledge, through the Ruderman Foundation, to commit to auditioning actors with disabilities for each new production going forward.

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