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Women’s History Month: Naoko Yamada a Standout in Anime Industry

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the all-female team of film critics at FF2 Media were assigned to write about their favorite female artists – and where to watch their work.

To conclude SWAN day and women’s history month, I wanted to talk about a medium that unfortunately still doesn’t have many women in its field: animation.read more.

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Women’s History Month: Female Filmmakers Offer Range of Diverse Protagonists 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the all-female team of film critics at FF2 Media were assigned to write about their favorite female artists – and where to watch their work.

When you are stuck inside the house during social distancing and isolation, one thing you can do is watch films made by women.read more.

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Four Documentaries about Women Artists You Can Stream Right Now

Since SWAN day (Support Women Artists Day) is all about supporting women artists, it seemed befitting to put together a list of four documentaries about women artists that you can stream at home. These films cover a spectrum of time and place, covering visual arts, film, and the performing arts. 

The Girls in the Band (2011)

While we have heard of  the big jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, their female counterparts have been left out of the story.read more.

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The Apocalypse, as Seen by Women

More than ever, we need to support women artists now! This past week it might have felt to many of us like the world was ending, but we can keep it spinning if we just help each other out. For us here at FF2, that means watching movies (and taking in all kinds of other art!) that feature women actors, directors, and writers.read more.

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Watch at Home Wednesday: 20 Perfect Films From Female Filmmakers

Twenty films from female filmmakers received perfect scores from the FF2 Media team during 2019. To receive a perfect score from our team, a film must pass the Bechdel-Wallace test and feature a female writer or director – 220 films matching the latter criteria were released theatrically in Manhattan last year. read more.

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For your little princesses: Films available to stream at home

Thanks to the early release of Disney’s Frozen II (available to stream on Disney+), parents can help ease the minds of their little ones with these films. While the “princess” theme on the surface may appear to be frivolous, evoking images of pretty dresses and damsels in distress, these three films, Jennifer Lee’s Frozen II, Gina Wendkos’ The Princess Diaries and Elizabeth’s Chandler’s A Little Princess, are reminders of what that title really means. read more.

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