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    Watch This: Nina Simone Singing "To Be Free"

    Legacy Records, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating Nina Simone as their February 2013 Artist of the Month in honor of Black History Month and Simone's 80th birthday.  And a biopic starring Zoe Saldana as Simone is now being edited.

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    Call Me Maybe - Feminist Ryan Gosling Edition

    Who says feminists have no sense of humor? This is from the folks at the School of Social Work at Portland State U.

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    Feminist Pussy Riot Band on Trial in Russia

    Something horrific is going on in Moscow that needs a lot more attention.  Three women who are members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot were jailed several months ago for "hooliganism" and "inciding religious hatred" for staging an peaceful protest action at Moscow's...

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    Wish Me Away: Interview with Directors Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf

    This is a repost of the interview I did at the premiere of the film last summer at Newfest in NYC. The film opens in NYC today and is also available on demand. Info here.

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    Guest Post: One Woman's View of Composing In/Out of Hollywood

    Writing a blog for a website called Women & Hollywood presents an interesting opportunity for this film composer who dwells primarily in the world of independent documentaries.  While not really being part of Hollywood’s entertainment mainstream, I’ve had many of the same experi...

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    Cannes Trailer Watch: The Sapphires

    The film premiered to wild applause in Cannes. The Weinstein Company has already snapped this Australian film up. It opens in Australia in August. The rest of the world TBD. Here's the description from IMDB:

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    Kids In America

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    Yuck

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    R.I.P. Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010)

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