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Heroines of Cinema: 9 Things We Could Learn From Taking a Global Perspective on Women Directors

Heroines of Cinema: 9 Things We Could Learn From Taking a Global Perspective on Women Directors

The level of public consciousness about the barriers faced by female…

Heroines of Cinema: Why Rejecting Maya Angelou Was a Huge Mistake Made By the Film Industry

Heroines of Cinema: Why Rejecting Maya Angelou Was a Huge Mistake Made By the Film Industry

In the many obituaries that followed Maya Angelou's death, her career as a…

Heroines of Cinema: These 10 Female Filmmakers Prove Why Hollywood Studios Should Change Their Tune

Heroines of Cinema: These 10 Female Filmmakers Prove Why Hollywood Studios Should Change Their Tune

One thing that shocks me more than anything about the sexism of the film…

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

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…

Heroines of Cinema: Why Amma Asante is a Ground-Breaking Director

Heroines of Cinema: Why Amma Asante is a Ground-Breaking Director

Here’s an extremely abridged version of Amma Asante’s career as a director.…

Heroines of Cinema: Mimi Leder and the Impossible Standard for Women Directors in Hollywood

Heroines of Cinema: Mimi Leder and the Impossible Standard for Women Directors in Hollywood

If you were a Hollywood studio, who would you hire to direct your $170…

Heroines of Cinema: How Judi Dench Became a Box-Office Phenomenon In 10 Easy Steps

Heroines of Cinema: How Judi Dench Became a Box-Office Phenomenon In 10 Easy Steps

In the week "Philomena" crosses $100 million worldwide, Judi Dench once agai…

Heroines of Cinema: Why Don't More Women Make Movies? Marian Evans on Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice

Heroines of Cinema: Why Don't More Women Make Movies? Marian Evans on Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice

Writing this column, my gender makes me well aware that issues relating to…

Heroines of Cinema: 10 Feminist Highlights of Awards Season

Heroines of Cinema: 10 Feminist Highlights of Awards Season

There are many reasons to hate awards season. But for me, its greatest value…

Heroines of Cinema: 10 Trans Actors Who Could Have Played Jared Leto's Role in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Heroines of Cinema: 10 Trans Actors Who Could Have Played Jared Leto's Role in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

I was going to start this article by saying that I don't want to take…

Heroines of Cinema: Marta Cunningham Explains The Valentine's Tragedy That Turned Her Into a Filmmaker

Heroines of Cinema: Marta Cunningham Explains The Valentine's Tragedy That Turned Her Into a Filmmaker

Laverne Cox recently spoke about how popular media narratives on trans peopl…

Heroines of Cinema: Where Are The Leading Roles For Black Actresses Over 50?

Heroines of Cinema: Where Are The Leading Roles For Black Actresses Over 50?

Last week, Oprah Winfrey missed out on a second potential Oscar nomination,…

Heroines of Cinema: Kátia Lund, the Oscar-Nominated Director Who Never Was

Heroines of Cinema: Kátia Lund, the Oscar-Nominated Director Who Never Was

Who is Kátia Lund, the co-director, alongside Fernando Meirelles, of “City…

Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

It’s at times like these that twenty-six letters seems awfully few. Not that…

Heroines of Cinema: Reed Morano, The Next Big Thing in American Cinematography

Heroines of Cinema: Reed Morano, The Next Big Thing in American Cinematography

Thirty-six-year-old Reed Morano is fast becoming one of independent cinema’s…

Heroines of Cinema: Almodóvar’s Seven Favorite Actresses

Heroines of Cinema: Almodóvar’s Seven Favorite Actresses

The term “Almodóvar’s women” is irrevocably tied to his cinema, though it is…

Heroines of Cinema: 10 Great Films About Female Sexuality By Female Filmmakers

Heroines of Cinema: 10 Great Films About Female Sexuality By Female Filmmakers

This week we aim to highlight ten of the best female-directed films made…

Heroines of Cinema: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality

Heroines of Cinema: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality

I am a man, and this is an article concerning female sexuality, at least in…

Heroines of Cinema: The British Actress’s Guide to Hollywood

Heroines of Cinema: The British Actress’s Guide to Hollywood

Looking at the program for the London Film Festival, which launches this…

Heroines of Cinema: The Biggest Female-led Box Office Hits of the 21st Century

Heroines of Cinema: The Biggest Female-led Box Office Hits of the 21st Century

Box office is big business. “Avatar” grossed $2.78 billion in theatrical…