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Note from Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media): Today, Jane Campion received an Oscar nomination in the Best Director category for her work on The Power of the Dog, making her the first woman in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) to be nominated in the Best Director category for a second time!… read more.
Guest Post by Diane K. Martin
Rachel Carey is a writer, a playwright, and a filmmaker. Her feature film, Ask for Jane, covering an abortion collective in the years before Roe v. Wade, debuted in 2018 and is now streaming from Amazon, Apple, Google Play, and elsewhere.
In addition to several other plays and a television pilot, she has written a novel, Debt, published by Silver Birch Press and optioned for a TV series by the production company Calamity Jane.… read more.
Fathom Events is presenting Bridesmaids on Sunday, June 6th – as well as 6/9 & 6/10 – to celebrate its 10th anniversary! See if it’s playing in your city and get tickets here.
Encore for Bridesmaids! Written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids is a comedy of friendships new and old, and an always-needed story of rebuilding life after loss.… read more.
The Gotham Awards, hosted by the Independent Film Project (IFP), is on its 30th year now. This year, its nomination list is a win for women. All five nominees for best pictures have female directors:
- The Assistant by Kitty Green
- First Cow by Kelly Reichardt
- Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman
- Nomadland by Chloé Zhao
- Relic by Natalie Erika James
Studies show significant increases in female presence behind the camera over the last decade
As a feminist film blog, FF2 is thrilled to report that some recent studies have shown significant strides in gender equality in the cinematic world.
The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, run by Dr. Stacy L.… read more.
Co-directors Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera’s docu-thriller The Infiltrators (available in virtual cinemas May 1) tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center— on purpose. With the current political turmoil, uncertainty, COVID-19 and immigration changes, this film shows us that if we are strong enough to fight the system together, we can succeed.… read more.