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Siskel Center panelists talk Oscar noms, gender disparity

The Gene Siskel Film Center held the 89th Academy Awards Nominations Panel on January 24, 2017 in Chicago. The hour-long event included J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader, Pamela Powell of The Daily Journal, Sergio Mims of Shadow & Act, Ray Pride of New City and Dean Richards of WGN-Radio. Moderator Alison Cuddy began the panel with a warning, “If you’re coming for a civilized conversation on the joys of film that’s not what’s on deck.”read more.

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makeoscargold17

Dear Cinephiles: It’s time to think about short lists for the 89th annual OscarBowl on February 26, 2017.

Backlash from the 2016 Oscar snubs sparked our merit-based Make Oscars Gold campaign, a combination of #OscarsSoWhite (lack of minorities) and #StopBlueOscar (lack of women). If Oscar wants to be “gold” = merit-based, then everyone should have an equal chance of success.read more.

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FYC ’17: Jan Lisa Huttner

Dear AMPAS: FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner asks you to consider these fourteen films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016) for Oscar nominations next month.

(Note that this list is dated 12/1/16 & will be updated after 12/31/16.)

Jan’s Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (Yes!read more.

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FYC ’17: Lisa Iannucci

FF2 Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci asks you to consider these four 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)

My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)

  • 13th (Writer/Director Ava DuVernay)
  • Women of Maidan (Writer/Director Olha Onyshko)

Photo: Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris

Photo Credit: Roadside Attractions… read more.

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FYC ’17: Nora Lee Mandel

FF2 Senior Contributor Nora Lee Mandel 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

My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)

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FYC ’17: Stephanie Taylor

FF2 Senior Contributor Stephanie Taylor asks you to consider these six films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theaters in 2016). Note that this list was created in November & will be updated after December 31, 2016.

My Favorite Feature Films of 2016

My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)

Photo: Madina Nalwanga in Queen of Katwe

Photo Credits: Disney… read more.

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