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Happy birthday, Lake Bell! Today, we’re celebrating this writer, director, and actor on her special day.
Lake Bell is probably best known for her on-screen roles, of which there have been many. Lake has starred in several TV series, including Surface, Children’s Hospital, and Bless This Mess, the latter of which she was also a co-creator for. … read more.
On this day in 2017, Our Dream of Water premiered on National Geographic. This 3-part documentary centered around women from Haiti, Peru, and Kenya, offering a unique and illuminating look into the ways in which the water crisis impacts these women’s lives. Our Dream of Water was directed by the incomparable Crystal Moselle. … read more.
Twelve years ago today, A Simple Life was released in theaters. This film went on to become one of the most critically successful films in Hong Kong’s history, and it’s no surprise that it was created by one of the most important members of Hong Kong’s New Wave of filmmakers, Ann Hui.
Ann Hui is a director, screenwriter, producer, and actor, who is known for social commentary about Hong Kong in her films, spanning a wide range of topics such as women’s issues and class struggles. … read more.
It was 10 AM in Los Angeles when I arrived at the screening for Under the Sky of Damascus, a documentary directed by Heba Khaled, Talal Derki, and Ali Wajeeh. I went into the theater not knowing what to expect, and came out feeling like I just watched a very familiar glimpse of life in the Middle East post-Arab Spring.… read more.
During Black History Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible Black woman artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the incredible Cheryl Dunye!
Cheryl Dunye is a Liberian-American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. She is best known for her 1996 film Watermelon Woman.… read more.
During Black History Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible Black woman artists that we know and love. Our next artist is Melina Matsoukas!
Melina Matsoukas is a director and producer of film, television, and music videos. Interestingly, her very first film was actually destroyed upon completion, because it did not live up to her standards. … read more.