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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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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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Throwback to when Gwyneth Paltrow was Sylvia Plath

It has been a while since this film came out in 2003, but it still remains a powerful piece of acting from Gwyneth Paltrow. The dark biopic, Sylvia, is directed by Christine Jeffs, and stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig. The two leads are husband and wife in this movie about a wandering journey through a lost […]

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