Lisa Iannucci 22 posts

Currently Browsing: Lisa Iannucci

New York Jewish Film Festival program to highlight films by women

Have a case of the winter blues? Get out and see a film festival! The New York Jewish Film Festival runs from January 9-22 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Out of the 22 feature films playing at the festival, eight are by women directors.

CONTINUE READING

Today, it’s OK to cry in baseball

When I was a little girl, I had a sweater that had an ‘L’ sewn onto the chest – just like Laverne DeFazio had worn on her sweater in the ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley. I wore it because, obviously, my name is Lisa, but also because two of my favorite actresses at the time […]

CONTINUE READING

DOC NYC ‘is all the stronger for acknowledging’ women directors

Out of the 135 features, 62 of them — or 46 percent — have female directors or co-directors, an increase at the festival compared to both 2016 and 2017. “We have typically had representation of female filmmakers at 40 percent or more over the past several years,” said Basil Tsiokos, director of programming.

CONTINUE READING

Woodstock Film Festival to spotlight women in film

“The 2018 Woodstock Film Festival is poised to be one of the most fiercely independent and empowering, with nearly half of the filmmakers being female,” Woodstock Film Festival Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein said, “.. so many of the works telling meaningful stories by both emerging and accomplished filmmakers.”

CONTINUE READING

HIFF champions women filmmakers, honors ‘E.T.’ writer Melissa Mathison

It’s not too late to head out to the Hamptons this week for the 26th annual Hamptons International Film Festival. The four-day festival takes place from October 4 to the 8, with Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro serving as co-chairmen.

CONTINUE READING

Few women directors featured at New York Film Festival

Unfortunately, if you’re looking to watch feature films by women filmmakers at the NYFF, you must know that the scale is tipped in the men’s favor. That doesn’t mean that associate director of programming, Florence Almozini, isn’t trying to bring more female representation to the festival. As she describes in my interview, it’s not exactly easy, but she knows that things must change.

CONTINUE READING

MoMA presents ‘The Future of Film is Female’

Run, don’t walk, to The Future of Film Is Female – which should be everyone’s mantra – an event at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) that runs July 26 through August 2.

CONTINUE READING

Dance on Camera Festival boasts sizable number of women-directed films

If you’re looking for something to do this rainy week in New York City, check out the Dance on Camera Festival at the Film Society at Lincoln Center. There are 16 programs over five days and you still have plenty of time to catch many of the great women-directed movies.

CONTINUE READING

2018 New York Asian Film Festival: Korea leads pack of female directors

This year’s New York Asian Film Festival, which began June 29 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, will screen 57 feature films over 17 days. Only six of those features — a paltry one percent — were directed by women.

CONTINUE READING

Women filmmakers dominate Human Rights Watch Film Festival

This year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival will feature 15 films – 12 directed by women. Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center, the festival runs from June 14-21 at New York’s Francesca Beale Theater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

CONTINUE READING

Where are all the female Italian filmmakers?

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018 brings 17 contemporary Italian films to New York City’s Lincoln Center from May 31 to June 6,. However, the number of women filmmakers represented on the list is not ‘molto bene’ (very good). Why?

CONTINUE READING

Neighboring Scenes series returns to Lincoln Center

The five-day event is a showcase of Latin America cinema and will feature 14 films (10 are celebrating their U.S. premiere).

CONTINUE READING

New York Jewish Film Festival remains predominantly male

Only two of the features are directed by women. The first, The Last Goldfish, is an 81-minute documentary by Australian director Su Goldfish, which documents her journey after discovering she has siblings. She uncovers her family history before and after Nazism and her Jewish heritage.

CONTINUE READING

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ aca-awesome? To some.

When it comes to the highly-anticipated final movie in the Pitch Perfect trilogy, I enjoyed it, but keep in mind there’s not one of the three movies where I walked in to the theater expecting to see an Oscar-worthy performance.

CONTINUE READING

Women-directed docs make up 40 percent of NYC festival

The 8th annual festival runs until November 16 and includes 111 feature-length documentaries (out of more than 250 films and events overall).

CONTINUE READING

Wendie Malick calls third act ‘the sweetest time in my career’

Wendie Malick has portrayed some of the sassiest characters on television, including Hot in Cleveland’s Victoria Chase and Just Shoot Me!’s Nina Van Horn. She has brought some of that sass to her newest role in Darrow & Darrow a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie. She portrays Joanne Darrow, mother of Claire Darrow, a lawyer […]

CONTINUE READING

18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival to spotlight women in film

This year, the festival presents films selected from more than 2,000 entries from around the world and represent France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA. There will be 18 female film directors showcased.

CONTINUE READING

Summer Kids Matinees to screen films with female protagonists

If parents in the New York City area are still looking for something to do with your children this summer, look no further than the Museum of the Moving Image’s Summer Kids Matinees. Located in Astoria, Queens, the Museum of the Moving Image has to be on every film buff’s list of sights to see. […]

CONTINUE READING

2017 New York Asian Film Festival: ‘We should have done better’ admits NYAFF director

This year’s New York Asian Film Festival, which is set to kick off on June 30 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, will screen 57 feature films over 17 days. Only six of those features — a paltry 1% — were directed by women. “There were only two last year, […]

CONTINUE READING

2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival to screen ‘remarkable’ films by women

Sexual exploitation, domestic violence, civic duty, and the rights of indigenous people are just some of the resonant topics that will be tackled in the films to be shown at NYC’s 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival (June 9-18). The festival will screen 21 topical and provocative feature documentaries, along with panel discussions that showcase courageous resilience […]

CONTINUE READING

Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci

Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci has been writing about film and entertainment for years. She has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and is currently working on a film and travel book, The Film/TV Lover’s Travel Guide to be published in 2018. She is also working on a Literary Lover’s Travel Guide. 

CONTINUE READING

Three women filmmakers featured at 2017 New York African Film Festival

New York City is a hotbed for movie premieres and film festivals and, this week, there’s another film festival that deserves some attention. The 24th annual New York African Film Festival — with the theme of “The People’s’ Revolution” — begins May 3rd and runs through May 9th at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The festival […]

CONTINUE READING