Currently Browsing: November 2017

Noel Wells talks ‘Mr. Roosevelt,’ misery and transitioning from SNL

Wells is breaking out in 2017, adding writer-director to her resume with Mr. Roosevelt, the 20-something coming-of-age comedy.

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Amy Glazer goes family-friendly with ‘Kepler’s Dream’

Amy Glazer’s new film Kepler’s Dream is her first foray into the literary adaption of a young adult book.

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Women directors present charming, informative docs at NYFF

The 55th New York Film Festival of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, September – October 2017, featured some of the best documentaries by women directors this year. Using a wide variety of expressive, entertaining, poignant and educational styles, the films reveal both the neglected past and the troubled present. Top selections include: Faces Places […]

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Sofia Coppola honored at Gotham Awards

Director Sofia Coppola was honored at the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards with a tribute video airing at the ceremony.

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‘Mudbound,’ ‘Lady Bird’ actors win Gotham Awards

The 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards were held on Monday, November 27 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Women-directed films were honored solely for their casts.

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Film Independent Spirit Awards nom women filmmakers

The following nominations are by women filmmakers, both writers and directors whose work has been critically reviewed and covered by FF2 Media.

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Director Leah Warshawski documents grandmother ‘Big Sonia’

But as she followed Sonia through her day-to-day life and heard the story of her youth first-hand, she found a fascinating story and new image of her grandmother.

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‘Man Who Invented Christmas’ director depicts Dickens’ inner struggle

First-time screenwriter Susan Coyne creates a heartwarming historical drama which likely will get viewers in the holiday spirit.

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First-time director Victoria Negri talks ‘Gold Star’

Negri costars in the film, in a role loosely based on herself, opposite actress Catherine Curtain and Robert Vaughn, in his final performance.

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Nadia Jordan’s ‘For the Love of George’ wins at CCFF

On a whim, Poppy hops a flight to L.A. from England in search of her perfect man—George Clooney.

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Petra Volpe talks ‘Divine’ feminism

Writer/director Volpe goes more into detail about the film, its symbolism and why she considers herself a feminist.

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‘No Dresscode Required’ director on struggle for marriage rights

When Christina Herrera Borquez decided to document one of these landmark struggles for the right to marriage, she thought the struggle would take place over a few months.

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‘The Light of the Moon’ shows long-term impact of rape

The film depicts the brutal rape of Bonnie (Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz) and the devastating aftermath.

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Women-directed docs make up 40 percent of NYC festival

The 8th annual festival runs until November 16 and includes 111 feature-length documentaries (out of more than 250 films and events overall).

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‘Intent to Destroy’ is rebuilding the Armenian people

Even today, the genocide of 1915 is widely unacknowledged, but INTENT TO DESTROY director Joe Berlinger is determined to change that, one movie-goer at a time.

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Chicago professor debuts thrilling embezzlement doc ‘All the Queen’s Horses’

All the Queen’s Horses, which premieres at the Gene Siskel Film Center for a two-week theatrical run beginning November 10, is a thrilling story fit for a fictional feature film.

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‘All the Queen’s Horses’ director documents largest U.S. embezzlement case

All the Queen’s Horses is a documentary about the biggest embezzlement case in American history. Rita Crundwell, a comptroller and treasurer in Dixon, Illinois (a small, predominantly white town) stole $53 million from 1983 to 2012.

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Women directors present diverse, challenging films at NYFF

Given the prestigious imprimatur of the 55th New York Film Festival of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the features by the women directors were a diverse and challenging slate.

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Founder Jessica Hardy preps Chicago Comedy Film Festival for seventh year

Taking place at the New 400 Cinema in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago on November 9-11, the festival is one of the few comedy festivals in the country and will screen more than 50 short- and feature-films with Q&As with the filmmakers and talent after each showing.

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