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2015, Rainbow Releasing, 102 min, Dir: Henry Jaglom

The real drama happens backstage in this engaging film from writer-director Henry Jaglom, shot at Santa Monica’s Edgemar Theater during a run of The Rainmaker. Stage performer Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) is approached by TV star Stewart Henry (James Denton) to join his series, while off in the wings, the theater to which she’s devoted is threatened with closure … and a man may have been killed. As the two leads play off each other in best Tracy/Hepburn style, a fine ensemble cast adds a touch of humor to an occasionally dark look at the actor’s life.

2014, Rainbow Releasing, 120 min, USA, Dir: Henry Jaglom

“The change of life” takes the spotlight in this funny and fearless comedy from writer-director Henry Jaglom. At a struggling Los Angeles television station, a children’s show actress (Tanna Frederick) rallies her female co-workers to stand up to the station’s new boss (Michael Imperioli), sent from New York on a ruthless cost-cutting mission. Corey Feldman, Frances Fisher, Gregory Harrison and Mary Crosby are among the outstanding ensemble cast in this film about something every woman knows … and every man should.

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