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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.
FF2 Associate Editor Jessica Perry asks you to consider these six films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016). Note that this list was created in November & will be updated after December 31, 2016.
My Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (2)
- Hello, My Name is Doris (Writer Laura Terruso)
- The Edge of Seventeen (Writer/Director Kelly Fremon Craig)
My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)
- A Beautiful Planet (Director Toni Myers)
- Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)
My Favorite Foreign Language Films of 2016 (2)
Photo: Sally Field as Doris Miller and Max Greenfield as John Fremont in Hello, My Name is Doris. … read more.
FF2 Contributing Editor Jessica Perry chats with filmmaker Dana Brawer (Check out Jessica’s review of Dana’s film The Red Card over at The Hot Pink Pen)
Jessica E. Perry (JEP): What was it that originally drew you to the subject of the film [sexual assault], which is one many shy away from talking about so candidly?… read more.
BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS
1.) The Big Short
Riveting story about the the “Subprime Mortgage Crisis” of 2008. The Big Short is told as a high octane comedy by filmmakers who trust their audience to understand that it’s actually a tragedy, with aftershocks that continue to this day.… read more.
Announcing 2015’s Top Picks from FF2 Contributing Editor Jessica Perry
Best English Language Film
1.) Mistress America
From the writers of Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have paired up once again to bring us the hilarious and extremely original film that is Mistress America. A freshman at Barnard College, spends her days alone, struggling to adjust to college life, or absence of it.… read more.
Interview with Rock in the Red Zone Director Laura Bialis
Interview by Contributing Editor Jessica E. Perry
Check out Jessica’s review of Rock in the Red Zone over at The Hot Pink Pen
JEP: What was your original inspiration for the film, where did it all start?
Well, I had been to Israel before and I had made another film that I had shot part of there…There’s something wonderful about Israeli culture and I would come back to LA sometimes [and] would get weird faces from people saying, “Oh what are you doing there?”… read more.