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On this day in 2018, Widows was released in theaters. A gripping crime thriller about a group of widows avenging the murders of their husbands, Widows is the work of the thriller mastermind herself, Gillian Flynn.
Gillian Flynn is a contemporary American author and screenwriter renowned for her gripping psychological thrillers, always with compelling and complex female leads.… read more.
Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate a great actress and filmmaker who is also a renowned humanitarian. Ten years ago today, Angelina Jolie was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The prestigious award is given at the Governors Awards by AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) to a person within the film industry with an exceptional commitment to humanitarian endeavors.… read more.
In honor of the USA’s 52nd annual Women’s Equality Day, I’d like to introduce you to Ethel Smyth, an English composer who is currently enjoying a revival of interest here in the UK.
It’s a wonder to me that Ethel’s name isn’t a staple in more households, not just in music, but also in written works, and very importantly, in connection with the Suffragette movement in the early 1900s.… read more.
Happy Birthday, Lorene Scafaria! This American filmmaker started her career as an actress (appearing in several television shows and films such as Big Helium Dog in 1999 & A Million Miles in 2001), but is now best known for her work as a writer and director.
Lorene made her breakthrough film in 2008. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)—adapted from a novel of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan— is a romantic comedy about two teenagers, Nick and Norah, of course, who meet at a club in New York City, and spend the night together searching for a secret show by their favorite band.… read more.
Even though the music industry is full of women, we haven’t heard many of them. Sarah Cahill’s new album emphasizes just that. This past February, I had the privilege of interviewing pianist Sarah Cahill. Currently a professor at the San Francisco Conservatory, Sarah continues to perform in concerts, gallery events, and recording albums.… read more.
Directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes mix archival footage from the 1960’s with modern-day interviews in The Janes, thereby creating an illuminating and extremely topical documentary. The Jane Collective was a group of Chicago women who provided care to thousands of women in the years immediately prior to the Roe versus Wade decision of 1972.… read more.