Currently Browsing: April 2018
Woman Walks Ahead, directed by Susanna White and written by Steven Knight, stars Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell in a Western like no other. Set in the Dakotas in the late 1800s, Brooklyn-born artist Catherine Weldon (Chastain) ventures out to the West to paint Sitting Bull’s (Michael Greyeyes) portrait.
Discussing her debut film during the festival Forrest touches on everything from the powerful influences of Cyndi Lauper and Pedro Almodóvar, the benefits of directing your ex, and why you shouldn’t get up until the very end of her movie.
Manhattan’s 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival (April 18 – April 29) touted that 46 percent of the feature films in 2018 were directed by women (including special one-time screenings), the highest percentage in the festival’s history.
The anticipated centerpiece for us at FF2 Media each year is the Nora Ephron Award which “recognizes a woman who embodies the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron.”
Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen have done just that with their new documentary RBG. Their subject certainly has a lot to do with all of these qualities as it is the “Notorious” Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Director Ondi Timoner has made a career telling stories of artists driven to the edge by their creative pursuits…often to the detriment of their personal lives.
Starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James as sisters living in a North Dakota oil town which happens to be the further point on a map where a woman can obtain an abortion.