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Sundance 2020: Olivia Wilde talks directing with newfound creative freedom

Gotham and Indie Spirit nominated director Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) debuts her new short film Wake Up at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

From Anonymous Content: Wake Up comes off the heels of Olivia Wilde’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning, directorial debut, Booksmart. Wilde will next direct and star in the psychological thriller for the Time’s Up era Don’t Worry Darling for New Line.… read more.


Watch at Home: ‘Booksmart’ & More from Female Filmmakers

Kaitlyn Dever stars as Amy and Beanie Feldstein as Molly in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, an Annapurna Pictures release.

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 9/6/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

  • Booksmart – Olivia Wilde (director), Emily Halpen & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman (co-writers)
  • Boy Genius – Bridget Stokes (director), Vicky Wright (writer)
  • Mary Magdalene – Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett (co-writers)
  • Satanic Panic – Chelsea Stardust (director)


This week’s selection is Booksmart.  read more.


‘Booksmart’ Is for a New Kind of Nerd

You’ll read plenty of think pieces about Booksmart this week. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut about best friends who make one last attempt to have fun before high school graduation has garnered high praise since its SXSW premiere and currently sits at 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of its May 24 more.