CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
Three New Character Posters Revealed For ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’
CHICAGO – Three new character posters have just been released for the highly anticipated “Twilight” sequel “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”.
The film stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Bronson Pelletier from director Chris Weitz. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 20, 2009.
Each of the three new posters focuses on a major clan - the Cullen family, the Volturi coven and the Wolf Pack – that all play an important role in the film.
The poster with the Cullens has Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) front and center. The poster with the Volturis has Jane (Dakota Fanning) with Aro (Michael Sheen) behind her. The poster with the Wolf Pack features Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) in the front.
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Here’s the plot description for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” from Summit Entertainment:
In the second installment of Stephenie Meyers phenomenally successful “Twilight” series, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of only to find herself in greater peril than ever before.
Following Bella’s ill-fated 18th birthday party, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and his family abandon the town of Forks, Wash. in an effort to protect her from the dangers inherent in their world. As the heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year of high school – numb and alone – she discovers that Edward’s image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. Her desire to be with him at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.
With the help of her childhood friend, Jacon Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella refurbishes an old motorbike to carry her on her adventures. Bella’s frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob – a member of the mysterious Quileute tribe – who has a supernatural secret of his own.
When a chance encounter brings Bella face to face with a former nemesis, only the intervention of a pack of supernaturally large wolves saves her from a grisly fate. The encounter makes it frighteningly clear that Bella is still in grave danger. In a race against the clock, Bella learns the secret of the Quileutes and Edward’s true motivation for leaving her.
She also faces the prospect of a potentially deadly reunion with her beloved that is a far cry from the one she’d hoped for. With more of the passion, action and suspense that made “Twilight” a worldwide phenomenon, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is a spellbinding follow-up film to the box-office hit.