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Emma Thompson Wins 1996 Oscar for Herself AND Jane Austen

Today, FF2 is delighted to celebrate the 28th anniversary of actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson’s Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense & Sensibility. This 1996 accomplishment represented not only Emma’s second Oscar—her first secured three years before for her work on Howards End—but also the enormous achievement of becoming the only person in history to win Academy Awards for both acting and writing.read more.

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FF2 is Celebrating a Year of “Women Talking” with Sarah Polley!

On this day last year Sarah Polley’s film Women Talking debuted at Telluride Film Festival. After taking the world by storm this past year, this anniversary is the perfect reason to celebrate the genius behind the film, Sarah Polley.

The film went on to win the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s Academy Award ceremony.read more.

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Julia Reichert’s Historical Documentaries Make History

To celebrate the release of American Factory on this day in 2019, we’re taking a look back at its director Julia Reichert’s incredible career. 

Julia Reichert was an American filmmaker and activist. In the late sixties, Julia began her lifelong involvement with interviewing and storytelling, and with feminism.read more.

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Carey Mulligan: The Nuanced Heroine

Happy birthday to Carey Mulligan, one of the most inspiring actors of our time! 

Carey Mulligan is an actor known best for her critically-acclaimed performances in An Education and Promising Young Woman. Born in Westminster, London, Carey has been dedicated to her craft from a young age, performing in various theatrical productions at the boarding school she attended.read more.

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Richard Attenborough Tribute: Chaplin

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough

Part 8: CHAPLIN (1992)

Richard Attenborough entered the 1990s with another amazing biopic, this time profiling one of the silver screen’s early icons: the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Adapted from both Chaplin’s own autobiography and David Robinson’s book, Chaplin: His Life and His Art, the film chronicles Chaplin’s career—as well his personal highs and lows.read more.

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