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April 7, 2008 | Susan King
Jess Manafort jokes that she was born with a "put-on-a-production" gene because, at age 4, she was already directing her parents while they were taking home movies of her. "You can see in the actual home movies, I am, like, stamping my foot, ordering them to turn my Cinderella record up loudly and telling them to move closer." And now, 21 years later, she's directing young actors -- including Amber Heard and Alexa Vega -- in her first feature film, "Remember the Daze," which opens Friday.
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April 12, 2008 | Bob Baker, Special to The Times
If you swiped the most insipid dialogue of the teenage-angst movies of John Hughes and Kevin Smith and Amy Heckerling, you would still have a script -- and a movie -- far superior to the newest of the genre, "Remember the Daze." The feature film debut of 25-year-old writer-director Jess Manafort, "Daze" chronicles the night after the last day of school in 1999 in a suburban town. You may see yourself, or your former self, in this movie.
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April 12, 2008 | Bob Baker, Special to The Times
If you swiped the most insipid dialogue of the teenage-angst movies of John Hughes and Kevin Smith and Amy Heckerling, you would still have a script -- and a movie -- far superior to the newest of the genre, "Remember the Daze." The feature film debut of 25-year-old writer-director Jess Manafort, "Daze" chronicles the night after the last day of school in 1999 in a suburban town. You may see yourself, or your former self, in this movie.
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April 7, 2008 | Susan King
Jess Manafort jokes that she was born with a "put-on-a-production" gene because, at age 4, she was already directing her parents while they were taking home movies of her. "You can see in the actual home movies, I am, like, stamping my foot, ordering them to turn my Cinderella record up loudly and telling them to move closer." And now, 21 years later, she's directing young actors -- including Amber Heard and Alexa Vega -- in her first feature film, "Remember the Daze," which opens Friday.
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