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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 three years ago, Miss Americana became available to stream on Netflix. This documentary was an up-close and personal view of Taylor Swift, who had been in the public eye for over a decade, but had never gotten to properly tell her story (that is, outside of her music).
Miss Americana gave Taylor the space to explore the struggles, both personally and publicly, that she had faced as a person who found fame so early in her life.… read more.
Our very own Nikoleta Morales, Georgi Presecky, and Brigid Presecky have all won big at the 2019 Illinois Women’s Press Association Contest! The awards presented yearly by the IWPA are a boost to any journalist’s career, so we’re glad these lovely ladies have been honored this year.… read more.
The 57th Annual New York Film Festival will feature 29 films on their main slate – six from female directors, making up 20 percent of the lineup. Running from September 27 through October 13 at Film at Lincoln Center, the festival’s lineup includes films from directors Kelly Reichardt, Agnes Varda, Celine Sciamma, Mati Diop, Justine Triet and Angela Schanelec.… read more.
Ann Hui, award-winning filmmaker from Hong Kong, is one of the women added to the AMPAS Directors Branch this month. Our Time Will Come is her new feature. Here’s what we think!
FF2’s Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky:
Director Ann Hui’s third feature goes on an atypical journey with “Lan,” (Zhou Xun) a quiet leader who takes on an important role in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong during the 1940s.… read more.
USC Annenberg has just released a new comprehensive study examining 1,000 top-grossing films over the past nine years. How many of the directors of these blockbuster marvels were male? How many were female? The numbers are jaw to the ground shocking, only further proving how important it is to support and advocate for women and minorities both behind and in front of the camera.… read more.