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Queen & Slim is More Relevant Than Ever During the 2020 BLM Protests

Giorgi and Carly Plys-Garzotto sat down this week to talk about why Queen & Slim is the perfect movie for right now and why black voices in cinema are so important to this particular moment. Below their conversation, you can find a list of movies by black women filmmakers to put in your Netflix queue! As you’ll see, these are all films that FF2 has already reviewed–FF2 Media has been amplifying these voices for as long as we’ve existed, and we’re proud to continue in that mission. read more.

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Miranda de Pencier says her indigenous partners were key to making “The Grizzlies”

Anyone who has ever read about the residential schools in Canada and the U.S. knows that a whole generation of indigenous people were brought up in extremely traumatic conditions there. Miranda de Pencier has tapped into this issue and the issue of suicide in the indigenous community with her sports film The Grizzlies, which follows a white teacher who comes North and ends up empowering the high school students at his school to form their own lacrosse team.read more.

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‘Ovid And The Art Of Love’ a Modern Twist on Ancient Roman Poet

It took my roommate about an hour and 30 minutes into Ovid and the Art of Love before he turned to me and said “Oh, that Ovid?!” Someone had just mentioned the Metamorphoses and something suddenly clicked. I said, “Yes, that Ovid.” In hindsight, my friend says that he was probably hitting his quarantine coping mechanisms a little too hard that night.read more.

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Op-ed: Is ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ in a post-MeToo world a harmful narrative?

As part of our Chat Series, FF2 Media contributors – and sisters – Giorgi Plys-Garzotto and Carlotta Plys-Garzotto discuss their favorite films by female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews. 

Below, the Plys-Garzotto sisters discuss Marielle Heller’s pre-Me Too Movement (but not by much) uncomfortable coming-of-age story, The Diary of a Teenage Girl.read more.

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FF2 Associates (2015)

 

Associate Lindsy M. Bissonnette is a freelance director in New York City. She currently works in the development office of an Off-Broadway theatre, and writes plays, poetry, and sketch comedy. She joined the FF2 Media team in July of 2016 and absolutely loves helping female writers and directors get the word out about their upcoming films.… read more.

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