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Alison Brie's Strange Ride In 'Horse Girl'

Alison Brie stars in the Netflix movie,
Alison Brie stars in the Netflix movie, "Horse Girl."

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When Things Aren't What They Seem

In the new Netflix movie, "Horse Girl," Alison Brie plays a quiet craft store worker named Sarah who finds simple joys in life — like watching her favorite supernatural crime procedural or visiting her old horse at the stables. But something in Sarah's life is not quite right. She finds herself having increasingly strange dreams, waking up in random places and more and more consumed by conspiracy theories. "Horse Girl" was co-written by Brie and Jeff Baena, who also directs. The two spoke with John Horn at the Sundance Film Festival about Brie's personal connection to the story and how they improvised almost all of the dialogue in the film.

Not Your Granddad's Academy

John talks with Rebecca Keegan of The Hollywood Reporter about her story on how membership of the Motion Picture Academy has changed ("the organization's concerted diversification push ... has seen 39 percent of new members coming from outside the U.S.") and how it might affect Oscar voting.

They've Got The Beat

Los Angeles post-punk band French Vanilla makes dance music with a message. With songs titles like “Bromosapian,” it’s clear the band has a sharp sense of humor. But the underlying themes in their lyrics of queer identity and gender bias couldn’t feel more urgent. The Frame contributor Allison Wolfe spoke with bandmates Sally Spitz, Daniel Trautfield and Ali Day about their most recent album, "How Am I Not Myself?"