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Written by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski and directed by Jon Avnet, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) tracks two central relationships between women of different eras as they navigate the many facets of life in the South. Tackling issues of sexuality, gender identity, and racism in a relatively neat package, Fried Green Tomatoes is a tender […]
At a time when the freedom to travel is less encouraged and we are spending more and more of our days at home, the stories we see on the screen remain a rare window into how other people live.
Deb Verhoeven is a Professor of Digital Humanities and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Alberta. She is also a researcher, film critic, data enthusiast. Lucky for us, she is about to embark on a global research initiative that is a game-changer in addressing inequality in the film industry.
There are times when a member of an older generation mentions something they consider obvious, only to see a glaze form across the face of a member of a younger generation’s. The reference has gone completely over her head. As a child, when I told my parents I hadn’t heard of something, their response would usually be, “So what are they teaching you in school?” This is not to condemn the education I received, but a genuine inquiry: why there are certain surprisingly specific gaps in my knowledge?
Fourteen years prior to Bigelow’s win, another female director of a feature film was also awarded the golden statuette. In 1996, writer and director Marleen Gorris won the Best Foreign Film category for her feature Antonia’s Line. If we’re talking about firsts, then this is absolutely another one to permanently inscribe upon our memory.
When someone considers whether to watch a film at the theaters, it’s standard practice to Google search the movie name and look at reviews. Reading the film’s summary and the reviewer’s feelings are usually enough to tip the balance on whether or not to purchase a ticket. However, these reviews are often not gender-balanced.