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‘Promising Young Woman’ vs. ‘I May Destroy You’: Messaging in the Me Too Era

FF2 Guest Post by Shelby Cooke The “Me Too” movement and the revelations of rampant sexual abuse in creative industries (especially in Hollywood) have opened conversations about women’s mistreatment and disadvantages. Conversations about these issues are slowly becoming more mainstream. Four years later, film and television makers are finally amplifying women’s voices, with 2020 boasting […]

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From Armenia With Love, Roza Melkumyan Presents ‘SWAN: Armenian Women in Film’

On May 24th, 2021, at the Birthright Armenia office, I facilitated a panel with three bright, talented Armenian women filmmakers, Lilit Movsisyan, Emily Mkrtichian, and Victoria Aleksanyan. We discussed their past, present, and future projects and their experiences in the film industry and their unique perspectives as women on the Armenian film scene. We also screened clips from their work.

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As ‘Bridesmaids’ Turns 10, Let’s All “Hold On” to Its Happy Ending

We all love a good wedding comedy. Bridesmaids (2011) does an excellent job of making us—the women in the audience—laugh out loud at the ridiculous contrasts between “Annie” (Kristen Wiig) who is the long-time best friend of the bride and new wannabe number one “Helen” (Rose Byrne). The Wiig/Mumolo screenplay—by Wiig and co-screenwriter Annie Mumalo—artfully […]

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How Melissa McCarthy Just Keeps Rising, from ‘Gilmore Girls’ to ‘Bridesmaids’ to the Oscars

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bridesmaids with Fathom Events, Amelie talks through Melissa McCarthy’s career that spans three decades.

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Comedy Classic ‘Bridesmaids’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Fathom Events is presenting Bridesmaids on Sunday, June 6th – as well as 6/9 & 6/10 – to celebrate its 10th anniversary! See if it’s playing in your city and get tickets here. Encore for Bridesmaids! Written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids is a comedy of friendships new and old, and an always-needed story of rebuilding […]

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‘Bridesmaids’ at 10: Being One Requires a Pinch of Humor & Cynicism

Fathom Events — in collaboration with Turner Classic Movies — is sponsoring a 10th Anniversary celebration of the Kristen Wiig/Annie Mumolo classic Bridesmaids on Sunday, June 6th, as well as the 9th and 10th. As part of FF2 Media’s support for this giddy, “gal-pal” milestone, Katusha Jin offers her take on the perils of being […]

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