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Patti Cake$

Released 2017
Distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures

Geremy Jasper’s 2017 Sundance hit is a genial look at how a rap star is born. Danielle Macdonald plays “Patti” Dombrowski whose dreams of hip hop stardom are met with the usual travails but the actress’s star-making performance won over audiences.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.

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