Tag Archives: WomenArts

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

Perfectly told tale of a French boy who is sent to a group home after his mother dies. Screenplay by award-winning filmmaker Céline Sciamma, best-known for her 2014 film Bande de filles (called Girlhood in English although Girl Gang would be a better … Continue reading

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THIS IS EVERYTHING: GIGI GORGEOUS

Renowned documentarian Barbara Kopple teams up with Youtube star Gigi Gorgeous to bring Gigi’s gender transition to the screen. From her Youtube channel’s beginnings in makeup tutorial videos, we follow her through surgery and down runways as she seeks to … Continue reading

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HIDDEN FIGURES

Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore (Ted) Melfi and co-written with Allison Schroeder, recounts the inspiring story of three black women who helped NASA advance in the Space Race. Taraji P. Henson leads the impressive cast as Katherine Goble Johnson, the first … Continue reading

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FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION

Another wonderful "who knew" documentary. The focus this time is on Henrietta Boggs. Raised to be a decorous Southern Belle, Henrietta's rebellious energy crashed up against convention. She fled her home in Alabama and went to visit relatives in Costa Rica where she met … Continue reading

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BADEN BADEN (2016)

Twentysomething at lose ends returns home (in this case the city of Strasbourg on the border between France and Germany) to visit the grandmother who has long been her anchor. Writer/director Rachel Lang succeeds in making Ana totally real and totally loveble. Although … Continue reading

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CERTAIN WOMEN (2016)

Kelly Reichardt's new film braids together the lives of three women living in and around a town in central Montana, not exactly the middle of nowhere... but close enough. This time, Reichardt-the-Writer has created a screenplay based on stories by award-winning author … Continue reading

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37 (Kitty Genovese)

Writer/Director Puk Grasten retells the infamous story of Kitty Genovese, the 28-year-old woman stabbed to death as 37 bystanders watched, listened and failed to intervene. Focusing on a handful of fictional characters, Grasten captures the eerie, stomach-churning atmosphere of the … Continue reading

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THE JAZZ LOFT ATWES

Full Title: The Jazz Loft according to W. Eugene Smith It took twelve years of dedication to bring this phenomenal film to fruition, and every moment of the 87 minute runtime is pure perfection. WNYC New York public radio personality Sara Fishko … Continue reading

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HOWARDS END 4K

Reflections on the Silver Anniversary of Howards End by FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner So I happened to be at a morning screening for film critics at the Film Forum last Thursday, and when I emerged from the Ladies Room afterwards (at … Continue reading

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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY

Bridget Jones’s Baby is pretty much everything you could ever want it to be, and a little bit more. From the fantastic cast and their wonderful performances, to the soundtrack that will bring you back, this film is a must … Continue reading

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