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Female Directors Moving "Beyond the Rhetoric of Feminism"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 26, 2006 at 8:20AM

Female directors have always been prominent at the Sundance Film Festival, but this year there is a notable shift in style as they "zero in on the ties that come unraveled in the lives of contemporary American women." Kirk Honeycutt discusses this refreshing trend of heroines coming to terms with their problems and fears "with a sense of discovery", as seen in Joey Lauren Adams' "Come Early Morning," Laurie Collyer's "Sherrybaby," Nicole Holofcener's "Friends With Money," and Maria Maggenti's "Puccini For Beginners."
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Female directors have always been prominent at the Sundance Film Festival, but this year there is a notable shift in style as they "zero in on the ties that come unraveled in the lives of contemporary American women." Kirk Honeycutt discusses this refreshing trend of heroines coming to terms with their problems and fears "with a sense of discovery", as seen in Joey Lauren Adams' "Come Early Morning," Laurie Collyer's "Sherrybaby," Nicole Holofcener's "Friends With Money," and Maria Maggenti's "Puccini For Beginners."