From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media)
Five films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week:
- The Bleeding Edge
- Good Manners
- The Row
Of these five, so far I seen three. Two — 93Queen and The Bleeding Edge — are docs. One — Puzzle — is a narrative feature.
Choosing my Top Pick for July 27 is difficult because all three were well-done and well worth watching. But by my own rules, I must pick, so my pick is (drumroll please!) 93Queen, Paula Eiselt’s superlative story about a group of Orthodox women in Brooklyn determined to fight back resurgent misogyny in order to provide emergency medical services to their sisters.