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Reese’s Athena 2024: Reports on the Student Showcase & Disability Panel

Each March, FF2 team members ride the 1 train all the way up to 116th Street to congregate at the Athena Film Festival. Held on Barnard College’s campus near the northern tip of Manhattan, Athena describes itself as the “premier film festival dedicated to celebrating and elevating women’s leadership and advancing inclusion on screen.”read more.

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The Other Black Girl Spotlights Racial Identity in the Workplace

In 1997, Dr. Beverly Tatum posed the question “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together At Lunch?” in her book entitled after said question. In it, she explores how Black children develop their identity amongst the racist stigmas attached to Blackness. She claims that in order for Black children to formulate a positive racial identity, they are best guided by the support of peers of the same race.read more.

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Ava DuVernay Receives Huge Acclaim at NAACP Image Awards

While Lily Gladstone and Greta Gerwig’s Oscar snubs this year have been widely discussed, there is one important film that sorely lacked representation at the Oscars, and in the cultural conversation at large: Ava DuVernay’s Origin. Luckily, on Saturday, 3/16, Ava won the award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards. read more.

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The Imagination of Colleen Atwood: From Period Drama to Fantasy

When you think of Tim Burton’s films, you likely immediately think of the brilliant and fantastical costume design. From Anne Hathaway’s all-white ensemble as the White Queen in Alice in Wonderland to Johnny Depp’s black leather and silver metal outfit as the titular character in Edward Scissorhands, the costumes set the tone for the film.read more.

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Emma Thompson Wins 1996 Oscar for Herself AND Jane Austen

Today, FF2 is delighted to celebrate the 28th anniversary of actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson’s Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense & Sensibility. This 1996 accomplishment represented not only Emma’s second Oscar—her first secured three years before for her work on Howards End—but also the enormous achievement of becoming the only person in history to win Academy Awards for both acting and writing.read more.

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Lisa Godwin, the Prop Artist Behind the Paintings in ‘Big Eyes’

Ever wonder who creates the paintings that are used as props in films? In the case of Big Eyes, it is Lisa Godwin. Lisa’s work was instrumental in the creation of a film that is all about art—Margaret Keane’s “Big Eye” paintings, to be exact. 

Lisa Godwin is an artist and prop maker who has been working in the film industry for over twenty years.read more.

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