‘Los Espookys,’ Stonewall on film and mistaking ‘multiple discoveries’ for stolen ideas

June 25, 2019

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Ana Fabrega in HBO’s “Los Espookys,” the 2015 movie “Stonewall” and the new movie “Yesterday.”

Ana Fabrega in HBO’s “Los Espookys,” the 2015 movie “Stonewall” and the new movie “Yesterday.”

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Kurt Andersen talks with Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega — two of the co-creators, writers, producers and stars of the new HBO series “Los Espookys.” Gauging how films have shaped — and skewed — our understanding of the Stonewall uprising, with Mark Segal, who participated in the riots, and Jude Dry, a film and television critic at IndieWire. And the phenomenon of “multiple discovery,” when artists come up with the same idea independently, but tend to suspect their idea was stolen.

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