Currently Browsing: SWAN of the Day
Eight years ago today, Janis: Little Girl Blue released to U.S. theaters. The documentary follows the life of acclaimed singer-songwriter and rock star Janis Joplin. Through archival footage mixed with powerful narration by Cat Powers (a contemporary woman rocker), the director takes her viewers on a journey into the legend of one of the most celebrated rock and roll icons.… read more.
On this day in 2015, The Danish Girl was released in theaters. A biographical romance about a trans woman who received one of the first gender-affirming surgeries ever, this film was created by the artistic and sensitive mind of Lucinda Coxon.
Lucinda Coxon is an English playwright and screenwriter, known for telling comedic contemporary stories as well as riveting historical tales.… read more.
Today, on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. release of The Favourite, FF2 celebrates the incredible talent of actress Olivia Colman. The Favourite, a drama by director Yorgos Lanthimos, sees Olivia as the timid yet dramatic Queen Anne of England. Olivia’s acting intensity and comedic timing, both traits which have defined her career, gleam in the strange and wonderful queer epic.… read more.
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start making our lists of holiday films to watch and checking them twice. Six years ago today, The Man Who Invented Christmas was released in theaters. That makes today the perfect day to revisit this cozy Christmas film and the woman who invented it, Susan Coyne. … read more.
Happy birthday, Lynn Roth! Today is the perfect day to celebrate this incredible writer and producer.
Born in New York City in 1952, Lynn has been taking part in the creation of quality films and television series since the seventies. She began as a TV writer. In her first endeavor, she wrote episodes for The Sandy Duncan Show, a sit-com starring film actress and Broadway performer Sandy Duncan as a young, single woman working at an advertising firm.… read more.
On this day in 2018, Widows was released in theaters. A gripping crime thriller about a group of widows avenging the murders of their husbands, Widows is the work of the thriller mastermind herself, Gillian Flynn.
Gillian Flynn is a contemporary American author and screenwriter renowned for her gripping psychological thrillers, always with compelling and complex female leads.… read more.