Currently Browsing: Dee Rees
Today is the anniversary of the release of the 2011 film Pariah, so we’re celebrating its writer and director, Dee Rees!
Dee Rees is a prolific writer and director, best known for her feature films Pariah (2011), Bessie (2015), Mudbound (2017), and The Last Thing He Wanted (2020).
Dee bases a lot of her work on elements of her own experience, especially when it comes to her first major film, Pariah, which is semi-autobiographical.… read more.
As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com.
Dee Rees was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1977. She began her higher education in business at Florida A&M University. Once she graduated from her undergraduate program, she had several jobs such as working as a salesperson, a vendor, and also marketing and brand management.… read more.
AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are here to tell you!… read more.
Why is Oscar Blue? In Part 3, we look at how the lack of women film critics affects who gets awards every year.
Part 3 of 3 by FF2 Media Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky
Why are the Oscars so male-centric? The award selection process begins with critical reviews and festival accolades. Film critics, mostly male, attend screenings and write reviews.… read more.