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The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally)

The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally) In many sectors of society right now, it feels like we may finally be reaching a point of progress in battles we’ve been fighting for centuries. The Oscars’ 2020 initiative to be more inclusive is no exception.  […]

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Documentaries You Can Watch Today to Educate Yourself on Black Lives Matter

As a community at FF2, we are devastated by the tragic events that have occurred in the past month, and over centuries before that. We want to honor and remember George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sandra Bland, Chantel Moor, Elijah McClain, Erik Salgado, Layleen Polanco, Atatiana Jefferson, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and […]

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Lynn Shelton’s films made you laugh in the moment, think for days, remember forever

I can’t believe I’m writing this piece. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Lynn Shelton, urging people to support her work and help her succeed as a filmmaker. I went on and on about how wonderful I thought she was. On May 16, she died from a blood disorder at the age […]

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Director Lynn Shelton finds humor, humanity in vast body of work

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. Lynn Shelton is an accomplished writer and director who has been gracing us with wonderful films since 2008. She is also powerful […]

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Julia’s SWAN Day 2020: Music

If you didn’t love Taylor Swift before, Miss Americana, paired with the Reputation tour, is almost guaranteed to change your mind.

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Women’s History Month: 3 political documentaries to stream on Netflix before the election

In the time of COVID-19, it’s easy to feel completely out of control. Articles sweep across our timelines warning us that the virus may plague us for weeks, months, even years. Death tolls rise every day. Our jobs are at risk. Our social lives feel like they’re deteriorating. In the (only slightly exaggerated) words of […]

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