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    20 Great Debut Films From Female Directors

    One of the less reported stories of this August’s film schedule is that the month not only saw three films released that were directed by women, but they were in fact three feature debuts — Lake Bell’s “In A World” opened to a rapturous reception (including ours) on the 9th, Jerusha Hess’ “Austenlan...

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    Stream Them Now: The 14 Highest Rated Films Directed by Women Available to Stream for Free or By Subscription

    Perhaps the recent attention to Spike Lee's list of films all aspiring filmmakers left you feeling a bit ignorant yourself? The films pushed to us by studios, journalistic outlets, and film classes are overwhelmingly directed by men.

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    Spike Lee Adds 7 Films By Female Filmmakers To His List Of Essential Movies

    Everyone has got their cinematic blind spots but not everyone recognizes it. Then again not everyone is Spike Lee. The director is coming off his successful Kickstarter campaign for his next film and part of that crowd-funding effort saw the director reach fans and folks new to his work like nothing...

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    Guest Post: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Gender Equality?

    As an Australian I've long believed that my home country's industry was a bit more progressive than America's. For instance, our homegrown annual awards formerly known as the Australian Film Institute Awards recognised their first female director winner way back in 1979 with Gillian Armstrong for th...

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    Jane Campion on Television, Women and Being 'Untameable'

    In a new interview with The Telegraph, Jane Campion talks at length about Top of the Lake--her excellent miniseries which just premiered in the UK starring Elisabeth Moss as a detective looking into the disappearance of a young pregnant girl.

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    Jane Campion's Top Nine Films on Criterion Include 'Contempt,' 'Seven Samurai,' 'Tokyo Story' and More

    Criterion has posted Jane Campion's "Top 10" list, in which she ranks her favorite titles put out by the prestigious DVD and Blu-ray company. The list includes only nine films, but among them are Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt," Federico Fellini's "La Strada" and Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story." Full list...

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    'Top of the Lake' Finale Recap: State of Emergency

    Certain episodes of television stand out not only within the course of a series, but within the course of a year. In 2012, it was the eleventh episode of “Mad Men,” titled “The Other Women” (incidentally also featuring a stunning performance from Elisabeth Moss). This year, the finale of “Top of the...

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    Jane Campion to Receive Carrosse d'Or

    At next month's Cannes Film Festival, Jane Campion will receive the Carrosse d'Or.

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    Cannes Palme d'Or-Winner Jane Campion To Get Carrosse d'Or

    New Zealand director Jane Campion, whose superb neo-noir "Top of the Lake" series is running on Sundance Channel, will receive the Carrosse d’or at Cannes this year.

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    'Top of the Lake' Recap 1: A Brilliant Beginning to Jane Campion's Dark, Deep and Dreamlike Mystery

    “Top of the Lake,” the new Sundance Channel miniseries created, written and directed in part by Jane Campion, is a masterfully twisty creation that floats just out of the reach of comfortable comprehension. Its characters, united in the search for a missing girl against an ominous backdrop of awesom...

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