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Reese Alexander is currently a student at Barnard College, where she studies English literature, creative writing, and French. Reese enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, and her work has been published in multiple campus publications, including Quarto, Echoes, The Barnard Bulletin, and The Columbia Federalist. Reese is most passionate about medieval literature, as she believes it illustrates the contributions of women artists throughout the centuries.

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We Remember Stacy Title’s Commitment to Filmmaking

Today, FF2 celebrates director Stacy Title on the sixth anniversary of the release of The Bye Bye Man. The 2017 horror film finds Stacy directing a group of young people through a terrifying nightmare. Though perhaps her most well-known project, Stacy’s talents go far past The Bye Bye Man. She also frequently worked as a screenwriter and producer, as well as directed successful comedies and shorts.read more.

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Colette Burson Tells “Coming of Age” Stories at All Times of Life

Today, FF2 revists the career of gifted writer and director Colette Burson on this, the seventh anniversary of the release date of her film, Permanent. In her review of the comedy, FF2 contributor Brigid Presecky writes, “Both bizarre and charming, the sincerity of Permanent is refreshingly sweet and a timeless take on coming-of-age.” read more.

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Krysty Wilson-Cairns Before & After Her ‘1917’ Breakthrough

Today, FF2 celebrates talented screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns on this, the fourth anniversary of the release of her hugely successful film 1917 (about World War I).  Co-written by Krysty in collaboration with director Sam Mendes, 1917 represents a towering achievement for the war genre. The film follows two soldiers across the decimated French landscape, their race against time captured in every great and terrible moment by a series of unbreaking, long shots.read more.

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Documentary Filmmaker Amy Berg: Witness to Injustice

Eight years ago today, Janis: Little Girl Blue released to U.S. theaters. The documentary follows the life of acclaimed singer-songwriter and rock star Janis Joplin. Through archival footage mixed with powerful narration by Cat Powers (a contemporary woman rocker), the director takes her viewers on a journey into the legend of one of the most celebrated rock and roll icons.read more.

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Olivia Colman’s Activism Sweetens Her Acting Success

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. release of The Favourite, FF2 celebrates the incredible talent of actress Olivia Colman. The Favourite, a drama by director Yorgos Lanthimos, sees Olivia as the timid yet dramatic Queen Anne of England. Olivia’s acting intensity and comedic timing, both traits which have defined her career, gleam in the strange and wonderful queer epic.read more.

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YENTL at 40: No Wonder We Love Barbra Streisand!

Were you to walk the streets of Cullman (AL) on a night in 1975, you would find yourself in a very quiet place. Cullman is small, surrounded on all sides by farmland and clumps of sweetgum trees. On that 70s night, it would have been dark, and, save the radio of an occasional passing pickup, quiet. But if you followed the right street down into a flat residential area, a voice could eventually be made out, just over the din of the cicadas.… read more.

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