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Michelle Schumacher Demonstrates Female Gaze in ‘I’m Not Here’

Happy Birthday, Michelle Schumacher! Today we celebrate Schumacher’s career, from Broadway actress to director! Specifically her film, I’m Not Here.

I’m Not Here stars Schumacher’s husband, J.K. Simmons, as well as Sebastian Stan, Maika Monroe, Mandy Moore, Max Greenfield and Iain Armitage. The story follows Steve, played at different ages by Simmons, Stan and Armitage, as he copes with his tragic past while trying to make sense of the present, processing his trauma along the way.read more.

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Anna Camp — Subtle & Smart from Broadway to the Silver Screen

“I hope I make people laugh, I hope I make people feel comfortable. I like to go out and have a good time. I don’t take myself too seriously. I never have. This is all one spinning granite planet, and I’m lucky I get to act and do what I love. Life is good. I’m not going to compete for attention.” — Anna Camp

Actress and singer, Anna Camp, celebrates her birthday today!read more.

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Márta Mészáros ‘Adoption’ Revolutionizes Motherhood in 1975

Join us in celebrating the 46th anniversary of Márta Mészáros’ emotional drama, Adoption! Her movie broke new ground for feminist filmmaking by exploring the act of motherhood in a strikingly unconventional way in 1975. It tells the story of a woman factory worker, Kata, who — in her forties — wants to adopt a neglected child.read more.

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Mira Nair Masters Rhythm & Balance in ‘Queen of Katwe’

On the five-year anniversary of Queen of Katwe, we celebrate filmmaker Mira Nair! 

This biographical drama is perfect for fans who loved The Queen’s Gambit, as it centers on a young girl who wants to become a chess master. Her name is Phiona Mutesi, and she lives in Katwe, the capital of Uganda. In real life, Phiona represented Uganda at four Women’s Chess Olympiads and is one of the first titled female players in Ugandan chess history.read more.

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Lesbian Theme in ‘Mädchen in Uniform’ Was Boldly Feminist in 1931

Today is the 90th anniversary of Leontine Sagan’s Mädchen in Uniform! The revolutionary German film premiered in 1931 and remains one of the most strikingly feminist movies to this day. It follows a young girl sent to an all-girls boarding school who develops a romantic attachment to her teacher. It is based on a play by Christa Winsloe titled Yesterday and Today.read more.

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Sally Potter Maps Geographical Spaces and Historical Times

“You can’t really divorce women’s struggles in the world from women’s [struggles] in the cinema. As long as there’s hierarchy it means that women are somehow secondary or second class or less than. That’s going to be reflected in movies because films are the most powerful medium to reflect back society’s view of itself.”read more.

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