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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #60. Eva Vives’ All About Nina

All About Nina

A directorial debut we’ve been keeping tabs on since it participated in the 2016 Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs, before All About Nina, Eva Vives first major contribution to the film canon was on Peter Sollett’s Raising Victor Vargas. Production began this past summer in NYC, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common in the mix.

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Written Vives, this follows Nina Geld (Winstead), a bracingly funny and blisteringly provocative stand-up comedian whose career is taking off, but whose personal life is a near-complete disaster. To escape a difficult ex and to prepare for a prospectively life-changing audition, Nina flees to Los Angeles where she meets Rafe (Common), who challenges almost every preconception she has — including those around her own deeply troubled past. Beau Bridges, Kate Del Castillo, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Jay Mohr, Melonie Diaz, Camryn Manheim, Mindy Sterling, Angelique Cabral are also onboard.

Release Date/Prediction: With this not shoring up at Sundance, it would be a sweet deal for it to land in Cannes where her debut short Five Feet High and Rising (2000) won.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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