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    Joshua Oppenheimer Scores MacArthur Grant

    Director Joshua Oppenheimer is shaping up to be the world's next great documentary auteur, and he's now a MacArthur Fellow.

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    5 Daily Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Kickstarter News, The Bechdel Test and More

    Today's top stories for filmmakers (and film fans) include news about Kickstarter, a new opportunity for filmmakers and more.

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    Heroines of Cinema: How Thuc Nguyen's 'Bitch Pack' is Fighting for More Female-Driven Stories

    In our latest "Heroines of Cinema" column, we write about Thuc Nguyen and her brainchild, The Bitch Pack.

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    Fandor Now Categorizing Its Films Using the Bechdel Test -- And They Want Your Help

    Fandor is going above and beyond the typical ideas of a streaming service. Beginning May 5, the site is incorporating a pop-up survey that appears with whatever film a viewer has chosen to watch. The three-question survey is the Bechdel test! Answers from the survey will help Fandor catalogue their ...

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    Women & 'Game of Thrones': How 'Breaker of Chains' Broke the Bechdel Test

    In this new semi-weekly series, we examine the roles of women on "Game of Thrones" and what their portrayal tells us about the larger picture.

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    Putting Money on the Bechdel Test (GRAPHS)

    The Bechdel test has proven an intriguing -- if far from wholly accurate -- method of figuring out a film's level of female character development. Are there two women in a given film? Do they talk to each other -- and about something other than men? In a fascinating piece on FiveThirtyEight, the Bec...

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    Does It Matter If the Bechdel Test "Fails" Feminist Films?

    Swedish theaters' decisions to rate movies according to the female-focused metric revives the debate over how to measure the presence of women in film.

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    Sweden Introduces Feminist Movie Ratings

    Instead of violence or profanity, a new system in Sweden rates moves according to whether female characters talk about something other than men.

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