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Fleabag’s last song (for now) in ‘National Theatre Live: Fleabag’

Fleabag is a raunchy, quirky, and sometimes completely heartbreaking meditation on the trials and tribulations of mid-twenties womanhood.

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BACK TO THE FATHERLAND (2017): Review by FF2 Media

From IMDb: A documentary film that tells the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else. Back to the Fatherland opens 6/14. FF2 review coming soon!
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BEING FRANK (2018): Review by FF2 Media

From IMDb: A normal father’s family life is turned upside down when his son discovers he has another family. Being Frank opens 6/14. FF2 review coming soon!
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BLUE NOTE RECORDS – BEYOND THE NOTES (2018): Review by FF2 Media

From IMDb: A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes opens 6/14. FF2…

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‘Framing John DeLorean’ a compelling docu-drama on famed con man

The man who invented the DeLorean is unable to go back in time to undo his mistakes: the irony. A car made famous by in the 1985 megahit Back to the Future, the DeLorean and its maker have been the subject of fascination for decades. In a unique hybrid of documentary and feature film, filmmakers …

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FUNAN (2018): Review by FF2 Media

From IMDb: The survival and the struggle of a young mother during the Khmer Rouge revolution, to find her 4-year-old son, torn from his family by the regime. Funan opens 6/7. FF2 review coming soon!
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GHOST FLEET (2018): Review by FF2 Media

From IMDb: A small group of activists risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood.Ghost Fleet opens 6/7. FF2 review coming soon!
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LATE NIGHT (2019): Review by FF2 Media

From IMDb: A late-night talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show. Late Night opens 6/7. FF2 review coming soon!
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NUREYEV (2018): Review by FF2 Media

From IMDb: This striking and moving documentary from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev. Nureyev opens 6/7. FF2 review coming soon!
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PAVAROTTI (2019): Review by FF2 Media

From IMDb: A look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. Pavarotti opens 6/7. Review coming soon!
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19May31: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media)
Six films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week:

Always Be My Maybe
Free Trip to Egypt
Mouthpiece
Renegade Dreamers
The Spy Behind Home Plate
Too Late …

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The Quad Cinema premiers the 4K restoration of ‘The Bostonians’

In Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s adaptation of Henry James’ novel The Bostonians, a Boston feminist and a conservative southern lawyer compete in winning a young and impressionable girl’s heart and mind. (SYJ: 4/5) Review written by FF2 Media Intern Sophia Y. Jin This restoration of the film brings the ever-present theme of feminism to the forefronts […]

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Comment on ‘The Rise of Eve’ is a deeply moving cri de coeur by Reverend David W Singleton

The Rise Of Eve
On the surface appears to be an unsufisticated unpolished hodgepodge of random thoughts how be it far from the truth, this work speaks in plain language it’s beauty is simplicity L.Burner brillianty exposes the ugly truth of misogynist…

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HBO APA 2018 Short Film Competition Finalist: From Short to Feature

In the spirit of celebrating women directed shorts with potential, we have interviewed Feng-I Fiona Roan, director of short film Jiejie, about her recent win at HBO’s Asian Pacific American Visionaries 2018 short film competition. HBO has provided a platform that is now fueling her current and future works. This includes a series pilot, Lady Luck, as well as a feature film with the working title American Girl.

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An appreciation of Carla Simón’s ‘Summer 1993’

It’s so impressive to me, the delicacy with which filmmaker Carla Simón presents these facts of the human heart. In Summer 1993, people hardly talk about anything directly: they feel things out, they rely on the constancy of each other’s company that allows for problems never to be fully acknowledged.

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KINO! 2018 Sneak Peak: “The Impossible Picture”

Vienna 1956: Though the microcosm of one family’s joys and sorrows, first time filmmaker Sandra Wollner tells a haunting tale of daily life in the immediate aftermath of World War II. When her husband dies of a sudden heart attack, a grief-stricken mother moves her two young daughters back into her parents’ home. Teenage Johanna, recovering […]

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‘I’m the boss’: Ava DuVernay gets standing ovation at ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ screening

On March 6, the FF2 Media team had the chance to watch a private screening of A Wrinkle in Time directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell (based on the novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle).

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