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    Venice Film Festival: Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘The Perfect Candidate’ Gathers High Praise for Empowered Narrative

    The 76th Venice Film Festival saw the world premiere of Haifaa Al-Mansour‘s “The Perfect Candidate,” screening at the PalaBiennale venue. Al-Mansour’s film is one of two in competition on the festival docket to be directed by a woman. Her past work includes “Nappily Ever After,” “Mary Shelley” and the BAFTA nominated “Wadjda.” “The Perfect Candidate” […] More

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    BFI London Film Festival Announce Competition Film Program, ‘Honey Boy,’ ‘Monos,’ ‘The Perfect Candidate’ Among Premieres

    The 63rd BFI London Film Festival has announced its official competition selections for the 2019 edition Wednesday morning. Among the already exciting lineup of its 60% female filmmaker slate, premieres include Alma Har’el‘s “Honey Boy,” from Amazon Studios. The semi-autobiographical memoir to Shia LaBeouf’s life with his alcoholic father premiered at Sundance Film Festival and […] More

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    Women Under the Influence Announces Inaugural Film Festival in LA with Female-Driven Stories

    Los Angeles, CA (July 17, 2019)–Announcing the inaugural Women Under the Influence film festival, WUTI Goes IdyllWILD, a three day film festival taking place September 20th – 22 in the charming mountain town of Idyllwild, CA. Women Under the Influence is a community, founded in 2015 by director Tabitha Denholm, committed to raising awareness of […] More

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    Women in Film: Tamra Davis Explores Female Trauma and Empowerment in ‘Guncrazy’

    Women in Film is a weekly column that examines films directed by women. All films selected for this column are currently streaming online. To view other entries into this column, be sure to click on the tag “Women in Film.” Director Tamra Davis has a fascinating filmography. From Hanson’s “MmmBop” video to episodes of “Crazy […] More

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    Women in Film: Gillian Armstrong’s ‘My Brilliant Career’

    Women in Film is a weekly column that examines films directed by women. All films selected for this column are currently streaming online. To view other entries into this column, be sure to click on the tag “Women in Film.” Gillian Armstrong has built her career on telling the stories of headstrong, fierce women who […] More

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    French New Wave Cinema Icon Agnès Varda Dies at 90

    For many American cinephiles, 2017’s “Faces Places” was their first true introduction to the French director Agnès Varda. But she had been an icon for many years before that, often hailed as the matriarch of French New Wave Cinema. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Varda has passed away at age 90. Varda was born […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Alice’ is a Journey of a Woman Taking Charge of Her Life

    Alice has always been the kind of woman that follows the rules. On the surface, she leads an enviable life. She has an adoring husband, a beautiful son, and lives a comfortable existence. Alice is satisfied with her life…this is until her husband disappears, and leaves her penniless and alone. With her security torn away, […] More

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    AAFCA Celebrates Women in Cinema with Stephanie Allain and Madeline Di Nonno Headlining

    Read the Press Release: (Los Angeles) – In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will present two programs in Los Angeles and Atlanta celebrating women in Hollywood. Both programs will take place on Saturday, March 23. The Los Angeles program celebrates the career of trailblazing Hollywood producer and creative […] More

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