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2020 Gotham Awards: All five best picture nominations directed by Women!

The Gotham Awards, hosted by the Independent Film Project (IFP), is on its 30th year now. This year, its nomination list is a win for women. All five nominees for best pictures have female directors: The Assistant by Kitty Green First Cow by Kelly Reichardt Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman Nomadland by Chloé Zhao Relic by […]

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Adapting to the new reality, Netflix and the Brooklyn Museum team up to present a virtual exhibition on costumes from ‘The Crown’

From October 30 to December 13, 2020, in conjunction with Netflix’s release of the limited series The Queen’s Gambit and the highly anticipated fourth season of The Crown, the Brooklyn Museum has debuted a virtual exhibition featuring select costumes from both shows. Incredibly exciting is the opportunity for exhibition goers not only to see and learn about costumes from The Crown’s fourth season but to hear from Emmy-award winning designer Amy Roberts herself, who also worked as principal designer for the third season.

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Smithsonian Associates highlight Kahlo’s wonderful artistic contributions in “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo” lecture

As Covid-19 cases continue to skyrocket across the country, museums are attempting to adapt to our new virtual world. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Smithsonian Associates Streaming Series lecture, “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo.” Hosted by Mary McLaughlin and delivered by art historian Nancy G. Heller, the lecture provided […]

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The classic ‘Appalachian Spring’ still wows when streamed by PEAK HD

With many theaters closed across the country due to the ongoing pandemic, artists are finding other ways to reach their audiences, such as streaming filmed performances of theatre, dance, opera, and more. PEAK HD was created last year before quarantine to share productions online and on television, but has turned out to be even better […]

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Studies show significant increases in female presence behind the camera over the last decade

Studies show significant increases in female presence behind the camera over the last decade As a feminist film blog, FF2 is thrilled to report that some recent studies have shown significant strides in gender equality in the cinematic world.  The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, run by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, has been running a study […]

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FF2 Reflects on Month One of TCM’s ‘Women Make Film’ Project

There are times when a member of an older generation mentions something they consider obvious, only to see a glaze form across the face of a member of a younger generation’s. The reference has gone completely over her head. As a child, when I told my parents I hadn’t heard of something, their response would usually be, “So what are they teaching you in school?” This is not to condemn the education I received, but a genuine inquiry: why there are certain surprisingly specific gaps in my knowledge?

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