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Were you to walk the streets of Cullman (AL) on a night in 1975, you would find yourself in a very quiet place. Cullman is small, surrounded on all sides by farmland and clumps of sweetgum trees. On that 70s night, it would have been dark, and, save the radio of an occasional passing pickup, quiet. But if you followed the right street down into a flat residential area, a voice could eventually be made out, just over the din of the cicadas.… read more.
Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate a great actress and filmmaker who is also a renowned humanitarian. Ten years ago today, Angelina Jolie was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The prestigious award is given at the Governors Awards by AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) to a person within the film industry with an exceptional commitment to humanitarian endeavors.… read more.
In honor of Pride Month 2023, FF2 is (ahem) PROUD to applaud the work of queer filmmaker Lizzie Borden, best known for her provocative Indie gems Working Girls and Born in Flames.
Lizzie was born on February 3, 1958 in Detroit (MI). While still a child, she decided to cast off her given name—Elizabeth—in an act of rebellion, and legally change her name to Lizzie (mirroring the name of the infamous ax-murderer).… read more.
Deniz Gamze Ergüven grew up in France and attended school at La Fémis. In 2011, she attended the Cannes Film Festivals Atelier where she met fellow director Alice Winocour. The two began their collaboration on her first feature film, Mustang.
Mustang premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award and later played in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.… read more.