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Director Bethany Ashton Wolf’s long road to ‘Forever My Girl’

Her first studio film, Roadside’s Forever My Girl, is receiving a far larger distribution and is dramatically different in tone and structure from Little Chenier.

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Robinson & Howell talk ‘Claire in Motion’

The second feature film collaboration between the directing team of Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell Claire in Motion is a mash-up of styles. Structured around a mystery, the disappearance of Claire’s husband in the woods, the film is ultimately a meditative examination of her own identity. Forced to confront how her sense of self […]

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FILMMAKER Q&A: ANNA BILLER

By Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin One of the best-reviewed indie films of 2016, The Love Witch, marks a breakthrough for filmmaker Anna Biller. Besides receiving credit as both writer and director, Biller also produced, edited, designed costumes and sets, and composed music for the film. It results in a finely crafted, beautifully layered feature film […]

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FYC ’17: Lesley Coffin

FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin 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) The Dressmaker (Director Jocelyn Moorhouse) Queen of Katwe (Director […]

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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 […]

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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. The film, however, has […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Sophie Goodhart

By Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin More than a decade ago, Sophie Goodhart wrote and directed a hit comedy short titled My Blind Brother, about two brothers (one blind) competing in a charity swimming competition. The film debuted in the short categories at South by Southwest and Cannes in 2003, making a name for Sophie Goodhart […]

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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. But it’s a delight to […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Sue Maslin

Interview: Producer Sue Maslin on The Dressmaker By Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin While just hitting US theaters now, the team behind the Australian film The Dressmaker already had reason to celebrate when the film hit theaters last year (after premiering at Toronto). The film was nominated for eight Australian Film Critics Association Awards (winning four) […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Kate Lyn Sheil

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Interview: Kate Lyn Sheil At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, one of the most talked-about young actresses,Kate Lyn Sheil,  arrived with the narrative Kate Plays Christine, a docudrama about the making of a movie about Christine Chubbuck, the Florida newswoman who shot herself live on television during a report. The […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Amy Fox & Meera Menon

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Interview: Amy Fox and Meera Menon, Writers-Directors of Equity When actresses Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner founded Broad Street Pictures in 2015, their goal was to tell stories women are too often excluded from in film – like stories about Wall Street greed and competitiveness. In films such as Wall […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Sian Heder

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Interview: Sian Heder, Writer-Director of Tallulah Sian Heder’s name is best known for her work on critically acclaimed shows such as Men of a Certain Age and Orange in the New Black. But she got her start in the business writing and directing her award-winning short Mother, about a wealthy, […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Satoko Yokohama

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Interview: Writer-Director Satoko Yokohama For the past 10 years, New York’s Japan Society has hosted Japan Cuts; the largest film festival showcasing Japanese films in North America. This year, the film festival closed its program with the new film by one of Japan’s freshest talents, Satoko Yokohama. The Aomori native […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Corsini

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Writer-director Catherine Corsini has gradually emerged not only as one of France’s top female directors, but one of their most respected auteurs of her generation. Although she originally pursued a career as an actress, writing and directing proved to be her true calling. And she’s been pursuing that ambition since […]

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Subrin at BamCinemafest

Interview with Elisabeth Subrin By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin BamCinemafest is one of the film festivals which makes it their aim to showcase unique and emerging voices outside Hollywood. Sunday Elisabeth Subrin’s feature debut A Woman, A Part will make its US premiere (it premiered earlier this year at Netherlands’ Rotterdam Film Festival), starring character […]

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