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“Family Was Always On Set”: Valerie Weiss on Mixtape, COVID Rehearsals and Why Directing TV is Great

1 month ago   |   By Filmmaker Magazine

In the new Netflix film Mixtape, 12-year-old Beverly tries to learn about her late parents by tracking down the songs they loved, a task made difficult by the pre-iTunes and Spotify era in which the movie takes place. The quest to find the songs-a necessity for Beverly given the unwillingness and inability of her grandmother to answer questions about her mom and dad-yields one of the sweetest, smartest, funniest, and most touching coming of age dramedies since Stand By Me, a film with which Mixtape both invites and earns comparison thanks to its skillfully calibrated...
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