Currently Browsing: June 2012

Nora Ephron TLTL

Writer/Director Nora Ephron died of lukemia at age 71 on Tuesday, so yesterday cyberspace was filled with tributes to her “outstanding career,” mentioning over & over & over again how she was a “ground-breaking” figure–extraordinary proof that despite all the obstacles, women filmmakers could break-thru if only they would stop whining & stay focused on their […]

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SEEKING A FRIEND…

What would you do if your time (and the time of everyone around you) was limited to the next three weeks? This film explores how the routines of civilization, repressed desires, and deeply held wounds give way under the pressure. Funny in the beginning; touching at the end. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY BOTH OF US. Click […]

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TAKE THIS WALTZ

Writer/Director Sarah Polley’s new film Take This Waltz  begins when “Margot” (Michelle Williams) is away from home. She’s a writer on assignment in Nova Scotia, doing her job and minding her own business. On the plane back to Toronto, she’s seated next to “Daniel” (Luke Kirby), someone she’d spotted in Louisbourg but didn’t really interact with. Side-by-side, however, […]

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YOUR SISTER’S SISTER

Lynn Shelton’s new film Your Sister’s Sister stars Emily Blunt as “Iris,” with Rosemarie DeWitt as her sister “Hannah” and Mark Duplass as her best friend “Jack.” There is no convenient genre label for Your Sister’s Sister. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, Your Sister’s Sister deftly walks the line between comedy and drama, and I would […]

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PRLF 2012 Wrap-Up

Another year at the Printers Row Lit Fest! This was my 9th year at the PRLF, & this year, for the first time, I finally had a book of my own to sell 🙂 First & foremost, my thanks to Art & Susan Brauer who served as coordinators of the IWPA Tent this year. Thanks […]

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6/9/12: Sat AM Pix

Many thanks to Monica Smith & Jim Drew for helping staff FF2 Media’s table under the IWPA canopy at this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest! Click HERE to “Look Inside” Anita Hill’s Book Reimagining Equality on Amazon. Click HERE to “Look Inside” my book Penny’s Picks on Amazon. Click here for handout about Jane Addams […]

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6/9/12: Sat PM Pix

Many thanks to Julia Kulovitz & her friend Lindy Groark for helping staff FF2 Media’s table under the IWPA canopy at this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest! Click HERE to “Look Inside” Anita Hill’s Book Reimagining Equality on Amazon. Click HERE to “Look Inside” my book Penny’s Picks on Amazon. Click here for handout about Jane Addams Day prepared […]

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6/10/12: Sunday Pix

Many thanks to Alma Garcia, her sister Carla & her friend Vanessa for helping staff FF2 Media’s table under the IWPA canopy at this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest! Click HERE to “Look Inside” Anita Hill’s Book Reimagining Equality on Amazon. Click HERE to “Look Inside” my book Penny’s Picks on Amazon. Click here for handout about […]

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Printer Row Lit Fest (2012)

Change of Plan: IWPA tent at the Printers Row Lit Fest is further south on Dearborn… closer to Hackney’s Restaurant… almost at Polk Street corner!!! One must always be flexible 🙂   It’s time once again for the Printers Row Lit Fest. Sponsored by the Chicago Tribune, PRLF is the Midwest’s largest book fair, with […]

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PRLF: Penny’s Picks

I will be at the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend (Sat 6/9 & Sun 6/10) signing copies of my new book Penny’s Picks: 50 Movies by Women Filmmakers (2002-2011). You can find me under the IWPA Tent. (Click HERE for map.) This year the IWPA Tent will be at location “D” just south of […]

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PRLF: Reimagining Equality

Copies of Anita Hill’s new book Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home will be available for sale this weekend (Sat 6/9 & Sun 6/10) under the IWPA Tent at the Printers Row Lit Fest (the Midwest’s largest book fair). These are special “commemorative editions” from Professor Hill’s visit to Chicago last December to […]

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