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October 29, 2015: LA Weekly:  "This Comedy Class Helps Female Ex-Cons Find Their Voiceby Caroline Bodian

December 1, 2015: Earning Freedom Podcast: "Mastering Gratitude" by Michael Santos 

February 9, 2016: Washington Times: "SBIFF Puts Film Focus on Far-Flung World Corners, Women" by Eric Althoff

October 7th, 2016: Girl Talk HQ: LUNAFEST "Festival Celebrates Its 16th Year Supporting the Work of Female Filmmakers" 

November 30th: The Dress at 50:  "Lara Everly: Revealing Humanity Through Laughterby Patty Enrado


PRESS QUOTES:

"Director Lara Everly has uncovered a beautiful story of people looking to change their lives through laughter.  An honest, unsentimental but uplifting moving that will show the power comedy has. A frank and unflinching look at a part of society that could easily be overlooked."
- Jenelle Riley, Film Critic

"Free to laugh is an emotionally honest and raw portrayal of how comedy can turn the ugly on its head. Everly defly captures the heartwarming journey that takes a bold group of women from hopelessness to empowerment. Expect some laughs along the way."
- Caroline Bodian, LA Weekly

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