Currently Browsing: January 2017

Contributor reflects on ban, ‘Muslims are people’

My father is Jewish, my mother is Methodist, and when I was in high school my family opened up our home over the summer to an Indonesian girl named Astrid. Astrid was about the same age as I was. Throughout her stay with my family and I, we all discovered how much we had in […]

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Siskel Center panelists talk Oscar noms, gender disparity

The Gene Siskel Film Center held the 89th Academy Awards Nominations Panel on January 24, 2017 in Chicago. The hour-long event included J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader, Pamela Powell of The Daily Journal, Sergio Mims of Shadow & Act, Ray Pride of New City and Dean Richards of WGN-Radio. Moderator Alison Cuddy began the […]

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Intern Farah Elattar

As an intern at FF2 Media, since January of 2018, I watch films written and/or directed by women every week and write reviews about them.

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Robinson & Howell talk ‘Claire in Motion’

The second feature film collaboration between the directing team of Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell Claire in Motion is a mash-up of styles. Structured around a mystery, the disappearance of Claire’s husband in the woods, the film is ultimately a meditative examination of her own identity. Forced to confront how her sense of self […]

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Allstate increases grant for Siskel Film Center

The Allstate Corporation has given the Gene Siskel Film Center a $10,000 grant for their annual Black Harvest Film Festival, a $5,000 increase from last year. This is the third year that Allstate has given the film center and 2017 marks the BHFF’s 23rd year. The grant will focus on the festival’s Youth Filmmaker Program, […]

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Intern Katharine Cutler

Since joining the FF2 team in January of 2018, I have found this inspiring group of women to be the perfect environment for becoming a dedicated, female filmmaker.

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SIGNING OUT

Directed by Dana Brawer (The Red Card) and written by Adriana Leonard and Jenna Michno, Signing Out is a poignant short outlining the heartbreak that comes with falling in and out of love. Boasting an almost exclusively female-led cast and crew, Signing Out succeeds in creating a strong emotional arc in a short amount of […]

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