Currently Browsing: 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
Betts weaves this historical moment in time into the fictional story of Kathleen (Margaret Qually), a teenager beginning her training under the eye of a strict Reverend Mother (Melissa Leo).
How does the Portland Film Festival program 59 percent of its films with women writers and directors? It’s easy…they screen films blindly and just play the better films.