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Labor Day: Films about the Working World by Women Filmmakers

Labor Day: Films about the Working World by Women Filmmakers By Jan Lisa Huttner SOMETHING OLD: 13 Conversations About One Thing SOMETHING NEW: Beauty Shop SOMETHING BORROWED: Erin Brockovich SOMETHING BLUE: Japanese Story As we say a fond farewell to another summer and head into Fall, here are four films about workplace identities in the modern world. Jill and […]

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Women Directors Shine at 2005 Films Fests

Women Directors Shine at 2005 Films Fests By Jan Lisa Huttner (First posted in 2005) AUSTRALIA:  LOOK BOTH WAYS ISRAEL/JORDAN:  FREE ZONE USA-Deep South:  THE UNSEEN USA-Upper Midwest:  NORTH COUNTRY       Film festivals help build audience support for movies made outside the Hollywood mainstream. This “buzz” can be especially important for women filmmakers, […]

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Long Live the King!

Long Live the King! By Jan Lisa Huttner (First posted in 2006) SOMETHING OLD: King Kong (1933) SOMETHING NEW: King Kong (2005) When you’re a professional film critic, you see tons of movies. This may sound like fun, but think about it: I’ve seen lots of really bad and “just OK” movies in the past […]

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Visions of an Earlier America

Visions of an Earlier America By Jan Lisa Huttner SOMETHING OLD: The Ballad of Little Jo SOMETHING NEW: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio SOMETHING BORROWED: Their Eyes Were Watching God SOMETHING BLUE: The Weight of Water  March brings another celebration of Women’s History Month. Sometimes it’s easy to forget what life was really like in an earlier America, […]

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Spotlight on Deepa Mehta

Spotlight on Deepa Mehta By Jan Lisa Huttner (First Posted in 2006) SOMETHING OLD: Camilla SOMETHING NEW: Water SOMETHING BORROWED: Earth SOMETHING BLUE: Fire Water, the third part of Deepa Mehta’s “Elements” trilogy, premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival after years of disappoint- ment and delay, and is finally being released in the USA […]

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WITASWAN’s First Members

WITASWAN’s First Members AAUW-Illinois Board Members don hats in tribute to Regina Taylor’s new play CROWNS at the District 2 Fall Conference in Decatur (10/04). Left to Right: Jan (Director of College/University Relations), Nancy (Membership Co-V.P.), Donna (Director of International Relations); Kay (Education Foundation Director), Doris (Program V.P.), KIM (PRESIDENT & #1 SWAN!), Delinda (Ex […]

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