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Female Directors Make History in the 2021 Golden Globe Nominations

It’s shaping up to be an amazing week for female filmmakers. The Golden Globes have just announced their nominees, and for the first time in history, three out of five nominees for best director are women! Not only is this the first time a majority of the directors are women, this is also the first time more than one woman has been nominated in a single year at all.… read more.

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2020 Gotham Awards: All Five Best Picture Nominations Directed by Women!

The Gotham Awards, hosted by the Independent Film Project (IFP), is on its 30th year now. This year, its nomination list is a win for women. All five nominees for best pictures have female directors:

  • The Assistant by Kitty Green
  • First Cow by Kelly Reichardt
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman
  • Nomadland by Chloé Zhao
  • Relic by Natalie Erika James

At FF2, we are proud to have reviewed three of these – The Assistant, First Cow and Never Rarely Sometimes Always – over the past year.… read more.

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She’s Royalty to Me: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Her eclectic talents, humorous demeanor and candor  made losing her all the harder. Our “beloved princess” may be gone, but she shall remain a force to reckoned with forever.
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Filmmaker Q&A: Leyla Bouzid

By Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin

Leyla Bouzid’s new film As I Open My Eyes, was made just as Bouzid now lives. Raised in Tunis, she immigrated to Paris to study in France, earning a degree at the Sorbonne University and film school at the Femis School. Just a few months before the Jasmine Revolution she films her short film thesis project Soubresauts in Tunisia, but returned to France to finish school and make a second short, Zakaria (which earned her a multitude of awards).read more.

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Filmmaker Q&A: Rosemary Myers

By Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin

The new coming of age comedy Girl Asleep is being described as if Wes Anderson met Louis Carroll. The connection to both make perfect sense with fantastical moments within this 70s era comedy, and visual comedy which utilizes cinema’s ability to create visual depth and texture.read more.

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Filmmaker Q&A: Jocelyn Moorehouse

By Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin

It’s a delight to have Joceyln Moorhouse returning to directing after an 18-year hiatus. Of course, she was plenty busy raising four children (two who were diagnosed with autism)and working on film as the producer of her husband PJ Hogan’s films, Mental and Unconditional Love.read more.

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