From Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner: It is an honor to introduce our newest team member, Danielle Solzman (Managing Editor of Solzy at the Movies). Danielle’s mission is to track films as they migrate from theatres in Manhattan to home screens everywhere (either on DVD, VOD &/or Streaming). So add FF2’s “Watch at Home” link to your weekly To Do List. Welcome Aboard, Danielle 🙂
FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.
Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 12/04/18 (with links to full FF2 reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):
- Clara’s Ghost—Bridey Elliott (writer/director)
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post—Desiree Akhavan (director/co-writer), Cecilia Frugiuele (co-writer)
- Pick of the Litter—Dana Nachman (co-director)
- When Jeff Saved the World—Kendall Goldberg (director/co-writer), Rachel Borgo (co-writer)
- Where Hands Touch—Amma Asante (writer/director)
DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is the stronger of the two LGBTQ conversion therapy films that saw a theatrical release in 2018. The film premiered during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in January and would later screen at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in April. It opened in Manhattan at the Quad Theatre on August 3, 2018.
Chloë Grace Moretz delivers an astounding performance in the titular role.
To most people, Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a normal girl in high school. “Normal” because it’s the 1990s and closeted LGBTQ people are essentially living double lives. Not everyone was welcoming back then when a loved one came out to them, and this would especially run true for a teen whose aunt and uncle are Evangelical Christians. Given the circumstances, Cameron does what she can, with the hopes of not getting caught.
Although the book spans eight years, screenwriters Desiree Akhavan (who also directs) and Cecilia Frugiuele adapt only the first portion, allowing them to focus more on Cameron’s conversion therapy in a condensed time period. The Miseducation of Cameron Post shows why conversion therapy needs to be banned – it’s emotionally abusive and is harmful to the vulnerable LGBTQ youth population.
Please click HERE for my full review.
© Danielle Solzman (12/4/18) FF2 Media
Featured photos from The Miseducation of Cameron Post EPK.
Photo Credits: Colleen Kwok