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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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Gail Freedman Documents the Joyful & Tragic in Real Life

Today FF2 will be highlighting the work of director Gail Freedman, best known for her documentary Too Hot to Trot. Released on this day in 2018, Too Hot to Trot follows two sets of dance partners through the joyful, fast-paced world of queer ballroom dance.

Gail Freedman’s career defies any one particular interest.read more.

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Chanya Button on the Origin Story of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando”

Today FF2 spotlights director Chanya Button! In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the release of her film Vita & Virginia, we’re taking you on a tour of her career from Harry Potter to Burn Burn Burn.

Chanya Button was born in London on December 25, 1986. She grew up roaming film sets alongside her father Roy Button, the former UK executive VP and managing director of Warner Bros.read more.

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The Humanity Present in the Films of Lone Scherfig

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the release of Lone Scherfig’s popular film One Day.

Though perhaps most well-known for her British dramas, Lone Scherfig is Danish; she was born on May 2, 1959 in Copenhagen. Originally working in advertising, Lone actually won the Lion d’Argent prize at the Cannes International Advertising Film Festival.read more.

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Jules Asner Steps Out into the Limelight

Today, in celebration of the seventh anniversary of Logan Lucky’s release, FF2 is spotlighting the career of Jules Asner. Jules, known for her work as a screenwriter, artist, and model, is also the woman at the center of the Logan Lucky screenwriter mystery.

The identity of the Rebecca Blunt pseudonym remained unknown during production and the release of the movie.

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Casey McQuiston Proves Fiction Can Be Fun

In anticipation of Friday’s release of the film adaptation of Red, White, & Royal Blue on Prime Video, today I will be reviewing Casey McQuiston’s 2019 novel—a romance which continues to fly off the shelves four years after its initial release.

The story of Red, White, & Royal Blue follows the secret relationship which blooms between the son of the President of the United States and the Prince of England.read more.

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Greta Gerwig: Need I Say More?

Happy birthday, Greta Gerwig! Today, I am very excited to have the opportunity to write on a fellow Barnard alum, the fastest rising star directing today, and the woman of the summer.

Greta was born in Sacramento, California on August 4, 1983. After graduating from St. Francis High School, a Catholic girls’ school, in 2002, she moved to New York City to study at Barnard College, the women’s school of Columbia University.read more.

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