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FF2 Adds a New Section for Opinion Pieces!

Today we’re adding a new “opinions” section.

If you’ve got a POV to share, do let us know!

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‘Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog’ is a Poignant Tale of Displacement and Loss

FF2 editor-in-chief Jan Lisa Huttner called filmmaker Lynn Roth in Los Angeles to discuss her new film Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog. Although Shepherd begins right before the Holocaust and contains scenes set in a Nazi labor camp, it is a family-oriented film meant to facilitate discussions across multiple generations.

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FF2 Media Co-Sponsors Nadine Labaki Film in NYC on 6/7/19

NYC Shout-Out: In 2019, Nadine Labaki’s film “Capernaum” was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, thrilling those of us have cherished her work for years now.

Labaki’s breakout film “Caramel” was firmly set in contemporary Beirut. Her second film “Where Do We Go Now?” is Magical Realism.… read more.

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Boycott Oscar? Take These 3 Positive Steps Instead!

Friday, Soraya Chemaly posted a passionate cri de coeur urging us to boycott Sunday’s Oscar broadcast.

Soraya, I felt your pain! Furthermore, the situation was even worse than you described it. Not only was the only female contender with buzz swiftboated (making this the 81st year out of 85 in which all Best Director nominees were male), but this year, only one woman was nominated for her screenplay and she became an “invisible woman.”

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What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty

Oscars 2013: What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty – Debunking the Myth that Kathryn Bigelow Endorses Torture

The first time I saw Zero Dark Thirty was on December 3, 2012. It was a Monday night, and I was at a screening for New York-based film critics. No one I knew had seen Zero Dark Thirty yet, but everyone I knew was very eager to see it.

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Why the Academy Passed on Kathryn Bigelow

Oscars 2013: Director Kathryn Bigelow Gets Swiftboated

I went to bed last night totally sure what today’s lead would be:

“What a difference one year makes,” I wrote in my draft. I went on:

Last February, I posted a piece on Huffington Post (“Oscars 2012: Where Are the Women?“) about how the absence of women on Congressman Daryl Issa’s infamous panel on Birth Control funding found a parallel in the lack of women nominated for Oscars in Directing and Screenwriting categories.

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