Podtalk: Director Layne Marie Williams, Actor Hannah Kopen on ‘Dollface’ Premiere on June 10, 2016

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CHICAGO – The premiere of a director’s first feature film is a major evolutionary moment for the cinema artist, and Layne Marie Williams will debut “Dollface” this Friday, June 10th, 2016, at the Canvas event space in Wicker Park in Chicago. The film features Hannah Kopen in one of the lead roles, and the premiere will be part of a gallery/cinema fusion called SINtegrate. For complete details, click here.

Williams, Kopen
Director Layne Marie Williams and Lead Actor Hannah Kopen of ‘Dollface’
Photo credit: Kristin J. Thompson for LayneMarieWilliams.com

We first encountered Williams as part of The Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia, which she co-founded. At that time, she talked about the progress of her first feature film, calling “Dollface”… “a wild love story, with elements of magical realism, and themes of what we want and hope for in pursuit of love.”

Layne Marie Williams hails from Alabama, studied drama in Philadelphia, and has lived in Chicago for over a year. She moved here to amplify her arts career, and has gathered a number of young cinema practitioners in collaboration for “Dollface.” Hannah Kopen has a lead role in the film, and she was raised in Michigan. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, in Theatre and Gender Studies, and works as an actor, model and event representative in Chicago. Both women sat down to talk to HollywoodChicago.com in anticipation of the premiere of “Dollface.”

Williams, Kopen
Promotion for Premiere of ‘Dollface,’ Featuring Hannah Kopen
Photo credit: HannahKopen.com

In Part One of a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, director Layne Marie Williams talks about breaking creative barriers, and the themes and questions raised in her debut film “Dollface.”

In Part Two, lead actor Hannah Kopen talks about her process as a performer in “Dollface,” and what she feels the film expresses from her point of view.

The premiere of ”Dollface” is at 8pm on June 10th, 2016, at Canvas Chicago, 2314 West North Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Hannah Kopen, Jabowen Dixon, Pauline Critch-Gilfillan and Nicholas Budd. Written and directed by Layne Marie Williams. Not rated.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Writer, Editorial Coordinator

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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