Amelie Lasker
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Contributing Editor Amelie Lasker joined FF2 Media in early 2016 after graduating from Columbia University where she studied English and history. She has written plays and had readings for Columbia’s student-written theatre company Nomads, edited the blog for Columbia’s film journal Double Exposure, and worked on film crews and participated in workshops at Columbia University Film Productions. She spent junior year abroad at Cambridge University, where she had many opportunities for student playwrights to see their work produced. 

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A Tribute to Nadine Labaki

Capernaum brought Labaki historic awards and secured her place as an internationally renowned filmmaker. The film was nominated in the foreign language Oscars category, making Labaki the first female Arab director ever to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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‘Kit Kittredge’ teaches us how to help others in a crisis

FF2 team sisters Amelie and Julia revisited the movie together and had a conversation about its lasting impact.

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Amelie’s SWAN Day 2020: Dance

The actress playing the movie’s protagonist, Neve Campbell, contributed to the story writing herself, collaborating with screenwriter Barbara Turner.

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Amelie’s Athena 2020

The Athena Festival each year feels a bit like an FF2 reunion, or a milestone. And this festival celebrates the kinds of stories that we wish could be told more, and nothing but those stories. It reminds us what we’re working toward.

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Women’s History Month: Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold is a British director, screenwriter, and actress. She won an Oscar in 2005 for her short film “Wasp,” about a young single mother, their family’s lifestyle, and her brushes with romance and human connection.

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Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Carol Dysinger talks women-supported communities and the making of her career

Since filmmaker Carol Dysinger found out that her documentary short was nominated for an Oscar last week, she’s been flown all over the country for press and screenings. For her short, “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl),” Dysinger spent time with Skateistan School House and Skate Park. Here, in Kabul, Afghanistan, […]

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By independent filmmakers, for lovers of independent film (or really, film in general): Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Beginning last weekend and closing this Sunday, August 12, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is in its second year and growing. With screenings and events in Forest Hills, Queens and its nearby neighborhoods, this is an event rooted in community.

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A ‘Dark Money’ Q&A: What would a groundswell look like?

Dark Money is more like an intellectual alarm bell. This movie is meant to elicit a tangible response. At the Q&A afterward, John Adams, the investigative journalist featured in the film, said he would like it to result in a “groundswell.”

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Ursula Ellis, writer, director and fearless channeler of everyone’s inner punk teen

I think back on the first film I ever worked on. It was directed by a woman, Ursula Ellis. At the time she was in the midst of her MFA at Columbia, and she already had some impressive projects under her belt in her production company name, Little Bear Pictures.

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An appreciation of Carla Simón’s ‘Summer 1993’

It’s so impressive to me, the delicacy with which filmmaker Carla Simón presents these facts of the human heart. In Summer 1993, people hardly talk about anything directly: they feel things out, they rely on the constancy of each other’s company that allows for problems never to be fully acknowledged.

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Amelie’s Athena ’18: “When you’re a boy…”

This year, my second time at Athena with FF2, I loved the excitement of going with our growing team, and the general camaraderie of the people in the audience, often with the filmmakers themselves present at the screenings.

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Contributing Editor Amelie Lasker

As an intern, I have been contributing weekly reviews to FF2’s site The Hot Pink Pen since early 2016. I love being able to support female artists in such a consistent way, and it’s an endless treat to get to watch and write about movies for my job. Now I’m thrilled to be taking on […]

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