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The Forty-Year-Old Version

Summary:

Desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha Blank finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.

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From the Watercooler:

Blank’s storytelling style embraces the part of everyone that deals with the issues of feeling old, over, but not done yet. It’s a hopeful look at how to persevere in a culture that ignores you. And, finally, an adult woman gets to helm a film that deals with mature issues using candor, humor, biting reality and a compelling soundtrack. — Arlene Schindler Read More

From A.O Scott at NY Times:

Radha Blank’s film is an intimate, epic reckoning with age, ambition and everything else Full Review

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