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Do you know any female directors?

I read an article about the upcoming movies funded by the big Holywood production companies and discovered that 20th Century Fox and Paramount (if you don’t know, they are huge movie producers) have no films directed by women in their lineup form now up to the end of 2018. 262 more words


J.J. Abrams Offered Some Sage Advice To Aspiring Female Filmmakers At The Archer Film Festival

The Archer Film Festival is celebrating its fifth year this week, and they continue to work towards their admirable goal of of making women a part of the conversation in the world of filmmaking from a young age. 378 more words


Week 18: Frozen River (2008)

Oh wow. Yet another incredible film from a little-known female director. Frozen River was nominated for two Oscars, and also won a Grand Jury prize at Sundance; it’s a movie I’d heard of but knew hardly anything about. 301 more words


Tribeca: Elvis & Nixon

True Story: in December 1970, Elvis’s dad and his wife, Priscilla, were mad that he’d spent $100K on guns and Mercedes-Benzes for Christmas gifts, so he threw a fit worthy of a teenage girl, stormed out, and caught the next plane going anywhere. 763 more words


Week 17: Sherrybaby (2006)

I’ve had a run of really good films as part of this project of late – Honeymoon, The Selfish Giant – and now Sherrybaby, which was an astonishing feature debut from director Laurie Collyer. 272 more words


Week 16: The Selfish Giant (2013)

I watched The Selfish Giant on a sunny April afternoon, knowing very little about it, but by the end, I was crying like a baby. To draw comparisons to this beautiful, skillful and moving British film is tough as it’s quite unique, but imagine a cross between Kes and a bleak episode of Coronation Street, with a touch of Andrea Dunbar’s plays thrown in for good measure,¬†and you’ll be on your way to getting the measure of this timely creating from director Clio Barnard. 285 more words


Week 15: Honeymoon (2014)

And just a few days after complaining that I wanted to watch a horror film as part of my 52 Films project… another one turned up. 268 more words