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Ask for Rachel: FF2 Interview with Filmmaker Rachel Carey

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.

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Comedy Classic ‘Bridesmaids’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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.

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2020 Gotham Awards: All Five Best Picture Nominations Directed by Women!

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

At FF2, we are proud to have reviewed three of these – The Assistant, First Cow and Never Rarely Sometimes Always – over the past year.… read more.

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Studies Show Significant Increases in Female Presence behind the Camera over the Last Decade

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.

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Nicole Holofcener Builds Career on Complex, Realistic Women

As part of our Celebration Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com.

We always talk about the importance of seeing representation on screen—for women, it would mean seeing women on screen.read more.

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‘Infiltrators’ Co-director Cristina Ibarra Is the Voice of Change

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.

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