Currently Browsing: June 15, 2018
Sixteen years ago, on June 2, 2002, The New York Times Editor Dana Kennedy published an article titled, “An Impatient Sisterhood.” Addressing Hollywood’s systemic exclusion of female film directors, the article highlighted the work of director Callie Khouri, an Academy Award winner for Thelma and Louise who was turned down repeatedly for 10 years before directing the soon-to-be-released The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
This year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival will feature 15 films – 12 directed by women. Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center, the festival runs from June 14-21 at New York’s Francesca Beale Theater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
In recent years, we’ve seen startling statistics on the rising mental health crisis in America, especially among young people. It seems to have become epidemic, yet we struggle to face these issues directly as a country. But for first time writer-director Saila Kariat, the epidemic facing the country is only complicated by the cultural stigma placed on mental health within the Asian American community.