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I work in my purpose to make art usually in the form of film that helps or enfranchises you, that liberates you, that is available to you. To all of my incredible supporters, who have left me messages here or anywhere, I want to say thank you so much. Your messages help, enfranchise and liberate me. And by being brave enough to write to me, you've made your truth available to me. I take that very seriously indeed. I am so grateful to you all. I have a master plan to make your brave words available to more people, more to come on that. But for now, thank you my Angels for the kind words. We're all working to make the world a better place. Dream big because they come true. Keep the faith.
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"Sexy is really complicated"

Andrew O'Hehir talks to Marianna Palka about GOOD DICK on Salon.com



‘I wanted to write a story with three-dimensional characters,’ Palka continues. ‘And thought it would be interesting subject matter to explore. I read a statistic that drove me to write the script. "One in three women are sexually abused before the age of 16." That was incomprehensible to me. It's too big a number. What do we do about that and why is that happening? How are we as a culture raising our sons? How do you get over something like that if it has happened to you. The film is about that: the change from dark to light in a person. And I was also interested in the definition of "Sexy," Because sex is a very dynamic vast beautiful thing. What I personally find sexy in a person is not what mainstream culture says is sexy, i.e. someone who is simply "Physically attractive." So I was trying to expose the fact that as far as mainstream cinema goes we’re not that well versed in what sex actually is.’ Palka has certainly achieved her goal no easy feet in an industry that’s notorious for stifling individual artistic expression. No doubt her get-up-and-go attitude helped: born to Polish parents in Glasgow, Palka found an early mentor in polymath Peter Mullan before leaving home at 17 to study theatre in New York and at 20 moving to LA, where she began working in film and where she eventually set up a production company with Ritter, Morning Knight. Ultimately, it’s being involved with every aspect of making Good Dick, what film historian David Thomson refers to as “the whole equation”, that has allowed Palka to make her film just the way she envisioned it. ‘I did a lot of acting and that was part of it, I love acting and I found this character fun to play even though she is dealing with a serious set of challenges’ Palka says, ‘So also with 'Good Dick' I wrote and ended up directing, producing and starring in my own film. It was a lot of work, but it did streamline the filmmaking process the writer and the director and the producer and the lead actor didn’t have to have many discussions with each other because they were all the same person.’ CHECK OUT GOOD DICK THE FILM

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NEDS Article

Check out this article about Peter Mullan's new film NEDS. It won Best Film at the San Sabastian Film Festival!!

NEDS will be playing at the 54th BFI London Film Festival October 20th and 22nd.

GOOD DICK Review on EFilmCritic.com

Check out the review of GOOD DICK by Erik Childress on efilmcritic.com
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2008 Park City - The Green Lodge - Day 2

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actress Marianna Palka visits The Green Lodge on January 20, 2008 in Park City, Utah. 

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