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19September27: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Three films either written or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: Abominable  Anthropocene – The Human Epoch Sister Aimee Of these three, so far I’ve seen [#]. [#] — [insert films] — are docs. [#] — [insert films] –is a narrative feature. My Top Pick for September 27th (drumroll please!) is […]

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19September20: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Six films either written or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: Always In Season Britt-Marie Was Here The Game Changers Midnight Traveler Of these five, so far I’ve seen [#]. [#] — [insert films] — are docs. [#] — [insert films] –is a narrative feature. My Top Pick for September 20th […]

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19September13: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Five films either written or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: Another Day of Life Cracked Up  Hustlers  Monos Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements Of these five, so far I’ve seen [#]. [#] — [insert films] — are docs. [#] — [insert […]

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19Aug02: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

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: Coyote Lake Ladyworld The Nightingale Otherhood Them That Follow Of these five, unfortunately I have only been able ti see two so far. Both are The Nightingale and Otherhood are narrative features. […]

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19July05: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) One film written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: My Days of Mercy My Days of Mercy, a narrative feature, was the only film to come out in Manhattan this week. Luckily, I really liked it!

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19June28: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Four films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: The Chambermaid Euphoria Killers Anonymous Ophelia Of these four, so far I seen three. All three–The Chambermaid, Euphoria and Ophelia are narrative features. My Top Pick for June 21st: It’s tough. I liked […]

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19June21: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

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 Edge of Democracy Ever After Holy Lands Toy Story 4 Wild Rose Of these five, so far I seen three. One– The Edge of Democracy— is a doc. Two– Holy Lands […]

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19June14: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media LLC) Three films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: Back to the Fatherland Being Frank Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes This week, because there were only three, I was able to see all three–meaning one feature (Being Frank) and the […]

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19June07: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media LLC) Six (6) films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: Framing John DeLorean Funan Ghost Fleet Late Night Nureyev Pavarotti So far, I have only been able to see three. Of those three, I liked two a great deal, and I […]

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19May31: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Six films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: Always Be My Maybe Free Trip to Egypt Mouthpiece Renegade Dreamers The Spy Behind Home Plate Too Late to Die Young

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19May24: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Three films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: Booksmart The Proposal Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation

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19May17: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Eight films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: A Dog’s Journey Aniara Ask For Jane The Souvenir The Sun is Also a Star The Third Wife The Wandering Soap Opera We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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19May10: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Seven films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal Charlie Says The Hustle My Son The Silence of Others Wine Country

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19May3: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Eight films written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theaters this week: Bardo Blues Decade of Fire Long Shot Knock Down the House UglyDolls

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18Oct05: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Eight films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow Bill Coors: The Will to Live The Hate U Give Living In the Future’s Past Moynihan Private Life Trouble Venom Four of these films — […]

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18Aug10: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Four films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: Dog Days Madeline’s Madeline Skate Kitchen The Swan All of these films are narrative features (no docs) and of these four, so far I seen three: Madeline’s Madeline, Skate Kitchen & The Swan. […]

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18Aug03: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Eight films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: Christopher Robin The Darkest Minds Never Goin’ Back Nico, 1988 Night Comes On Milla The Miseducation of Cameron Post The Spy Who Dumped Me All eight of these films are narrative features […]

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18July27: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

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: 93Queen The Bleeding Edge Good Manners Puzzle The Row Of these five, so far I seen three. Two — 93Queen and The Bleeding Edge — are docs. One — Puzzle — is a narrative feature. […]

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18July20: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Six films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: Far From the Tree Generation Wealth Love & Bananas Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Pin Cushion The Rise of Eve Of these six films, I have seen three to date: Generation Wealth, […]

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18July13: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

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: Dark Money The Devil’s Doorway Gaguin: Voyage to Tahiti Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind What Will People Say Of these five, so far I seen four. Two — Dark Money and Robin […]

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18July06: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Only two films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: Constructing Albert Bleeding Steel Constructing Albert is a doc. Bleeding Steel is a narrative feature (albeit short on narrative). Frankly, I can’t recommend either of these films, but forced to choose between them, […]

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18June29: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Six films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: Dark River Hover Leave No Trace Love, Cecil Recovery Boys Woman Walks Ahead Of these six, so far I seen four. One — Love, Cecil — is a doc. Three — Dark River, Leave No […]

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18June22: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

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: Boundaries Lobster Cop Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts Never Steady, Never Still Spiral I saw three, all of which were narrative features. Boundaries is a routine American multiplex dramedy, whereas the other […]

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18June15: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Only one film written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week, but luckily, going to see The Year of Spectacular Men with two other members of FF2 Media was a lovely way to spend an afternoon in June 🙂  

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18June08: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Six films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: Half the Picture Middleground Nancy Ocean’s 8 The Valley Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist Of these six, so far I seen three. Two — Half the Picture and Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist — are […]

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18June01: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Two films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: The Texture of Falling Yadvi – The Dignified Princess Of these two, so far I have only seen one — Yadvi – The Dignified Princess – a narrative feature. So obviously Yadvi […]

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18May25: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

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 Gospel According to Andre How to Talk to Girls at Parties In Darkness Mary Shelley Summer 1993 Of these five, I was able to see four. One — The Gospel According […]

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18May18: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Only one film either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week but it is a multiplex extravaganza as well as a giddy delight. Book Club stars Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton & Mary Steenburgen. I saw it, I loved it, and […]

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18May11: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media) Seven films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week: Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat The Last Horsemen of New York Life of the Party Lu Over the Wall Mountain (2017) Revenge What Haunts Us Of these […]

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AFF 2016 Begins

Ring the bells: The fifth annual Athena Film Festival opened at Barnard College in Manhattan last night under the magnificent leadership of Co-Founders Kathryn “Kitty” Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein. And this year, FF2 Media is a Silver Level Co-Sponsor 🙂 The first film was Dawn Porter’s Trapped about the consequences of new TRAP laws–Targeted Regulation […]

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