Amelie Lasker
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Contributing Editor Amelie Lasker joined FF2 Media in early 2016 after graduating from Columbia University where she studied English and history. She has written plays and had readings for Columbia’s student-written theatre company Nomads, edited the blog for Columbia’s film journal Double Exposure, and worked on film crews and participated in workshops at Columbia University Film Productions. She spent junior year abroad at Cambridge University, where she had many opportunities for student playwrights to see their work produced. 

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Dreams for SWAN Day 2020: What happened, and what we wanted to happen

We’d like to take this space to appreciate the awesome events and communities FF2 members had been building for a pre-pandemic SWAN Day 2020.

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Revisiting ‘Pollock’ and ‘Big Eyes’ reminds us of groundbreaking artists

Lee Krasner’s 1961 painting “What Beast Must I Adore?” was part of her Umber Series, painted in brown and neutral tones and with aggressive strokes during a period of insomnia following the death of her mother. The title comes from an Arthur Rimbaud poem that she had quoted in crayon on the wall of her […]

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Cinematographer Hélène Louvart’s prolific career doesn’t show signs of slowing

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. In celebration of the artists who contribute to films through visuals and music, we’re shining the spotlight this week on cinematographer Hélène […]

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In ‘Hysteria’ and ‘Buffaloed,’ Tanya Wexler takes a comedic blow to gender dynamics

We’ve seen female antiheroes most often in positions of conventional power through politics and violence: think Gone Girl, Game of Thrones, or Scandal. In Buffaloed, Wexler makes the female antihero a remorseless small-time debt collector to see just how much trouble she causes.

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The many art forms of Sally Potter

“I’d prefer the world not to end, wouldn’t you?” asks Elle Fanning’s character, Ginger. “Probably, if I find true love,” Roza replies.

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‘Capernaum’ director Nadine Labaki directs film like a dance

Capernaum brought Labaki historic awards and secured her place as an internationally renowned filmmaker. The film was nominated in the foreign language Oscars category, making Labaki the first female Arab director ever to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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