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Ani Simon-Kennedy’s ‘Short History of the Long Road’ a much-needed roadtrip escape

From writer/director Ani Simon-Kennedy comes the quietly introspective and visually striking film The Short History of the Long Road, starring Sabrina Carpenter.  Set in the vast and enchanted land of New Mexico, Nola (Carpenter) lives a life on the road with her father.  It’s an atypical upbringing, but it’s all she knows. read more.


Female Filmmaker Wins Top Honor at CCFF for ‘Saint Frances’

The 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival was held May 17-23 at the Music Box Theatre, featuring nine films written and/or directed by women. Of the 24 films in the festival lineup, these four stood out as especially memorable features from female directors. [Saint Frances wins Audience Award – Narrative Feature from Chicago native, writer and star Kelly O’Sullivan]. read more.


Female Filmmakers Best of the Fest at Tribeca

It wasn’t difficult to find female-written and/or directed films this year at the Tribeca Film Festival. In fact, my time to attend the fest was limited to three days, so I just went to the films that fit my schedule and lo and behold, 45 percent of these films were either written and/or directed by a woman!  Ranging from dark comedies and thought-provoking dramas to documentaries and unique and oftentimes hilarious short films, TFF certainly rolled out the red carpet for women this year!read more.