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Editorial: After Weinstein, silent no more

Innocent until proving guilty is the way of American law, unless, it would seem, that the “innocent” is a white, privileged, powerful male, and the “guilty” is a young, green slutty female actress who has been taken advantage of.

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Gerwig, Coppola among few women in Oscar prediction polls

Director Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of The Beguiled and Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut of her original script Lady Bird are among the top picks for Gold Derby’s 2018 Oscar Predictions.

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Tan takes the Lead, Pop Aye wins at Zurich

Incredibly eloquent, funny, and honest, Kirsten Tan is a fantastic artist. Not only is she making poignant and artistically interesting films, she’s making huge strides in the industry for women, and minority women. Tan’s work swept through New York this summer with the release of Pop Aye, and now is sweeping through Europe, and we […]

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Weinstein scandal creates divide

Actresses Lena Dunham, Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan have spoken out against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein amid the sexual harassment allegations detailed by the New York Times.

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‘The Sound’ director breaks the mold of horror genre

Chicago-born filmmaker Jenna Mattison is seated in the director’s chair for the first time, bringing viewers down to an ominous and dangerous place in the intensely chilling film, The Sound. We follow Kelly Johansen (Rose McGowan) on her treks to debunk the myth of ghosts and hauntings. This driven author and blogger finds her newest […]

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Chicago International Film Festival to highlight 36 female directors

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) is Oct. 12-26, featuring 36 films directed by women. The two-week festival will screen 140 films at the AMC River East downtown during the two-week festival, 25 percent of which have women at the helm. Cinema/Chicago is the presenting organization of CIFF, “A year round non-profit arts and […]

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