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“Fried Green Tomatoes” at 30: 20th Century Crowd-Pleaser Still Worth the Watch

As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic Fried Green Tomatoes, Dayna Hagewood describes change over time from the 1920s to the 1990s. Conclusion? Despite some essential albeit cringe-worthy plot elements, Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely worth the watch in 2021. Written by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski (and directed by Jon […]

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Films by International Women Filmmakers Should Be on Your “To Watch” List & This Is Why

At a time when the freedom to travel is less encouraged and we are spending more and more of our days at home, the stories we see on the screen remain a rare window into how other people live.

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The Filmed ‘Emilia’ Shares A Fiery Feminist Play from the West End

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the filmed version of the British play Emilia is available to watch online. While it’s clear it was filmed for archival purposes and not for public viewing, it’s worth watching.  Women in any era can relate to this energetic and fiery depiction of the life of one of England’s […]

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Meet Germaine and Their Quebecois (Canada) Feminist Folk Music Project

The women of Germaine are bringing a feminist perspective to the world of Quebecois (Canada) folk music. I had a chance to speak with two of the founding members Mélina Mauger-Lavigne and Florence Mailhot-Léonard after their mid-February performance for the virtual University of Chicago Folk Festival. (Note: Quebec is a French-speaking province located in eastern […]

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18th Street Arts Center Begs Audience to ‘Come a Little Closer’

In an evening of performance artwork, University of Southern California artists explore the concept of online witnessing, questioning what it means to be present with the realities of others through the screen. Through the following pieces, the audience comes closer to the artist’s perspective on gender, religion, colonialism, collective memory.  (Come a Little Closer, University […]

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Patriarchal Poetry Slam: Amanda Gorman’s Poems Surpass Criticism

FF2 Guest Post by Mary Novaria Historically, people watch the Super Bowl for one of two reasons. They are football fans, or they want to see the ads. Sometimes both. This year, we had a fresh and compelling motivation to tune in when Amanda Gorman became the NFL Championship’s first-ever poet. Talk about winning the […]

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