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    Cross Post: Nina Menkes - Cinema as Sorcery

    I have fallen in love with Nina Menkes.  Her films have taken me there, in their descent to the depths of her psyche, and by way of hers, to my own.  I continue falling in love with her as she shares her experience of making her art.  She speaks of her films as dreams that she interpr...

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    Interview with Jennifer Westfeldt - Writer and Director of Friends With Kids

    I think women should support each other's work, encourage each other's work, help develop each other's voices and I think, ultimately, when we can stop having the conversation about 'women filmmakers', and just talk about 'filmmakers', then we'll know we've really gotten somewhere.

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    Exclusive: Poster for Eden Directed by Megan Griffiths - Will Premiere at SXSW on Sunday

    This looks like a really interesting film.  It is based on a true story of human trafficking.  Here's the description:

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    Friends With Kids - Written and Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt

    What's interesting about Friends with Kids is that Jennifer Westfeldt has the skills to make a film feel subversive and mainstream at the same time.  The story she tells (which she also produces and directs) is about best friends who want a kid even though they haven't found the partner...

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    Trailer Watch: Where Do We Go Now - Written and Directed by Nadine Labaki

    The film will open the New Directors/New Films series on March 21 in NYC. Here is an interview I did with Labaki in Toronto back in September where it won the audience award.

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    Happy International Women's Day: Watch Saving Face on HBO Tonight

    I started today watching the harrowing Academy Award winning documentary Saving Face directed by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. The film tells the story of women in Pakistan who have been disfigured and mutiliated by their loved ones just because they are women. The women tried to esca...

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    Guest Post: Elizabeth Olsen Speaks Volumes in Silent House

    Silent House is centered entirely on one woman’s terror as she is systematically stalked by an unknown assailant in a creepy, spooky old house. At first glance, this plotline might seem like it comes straight from another slasher movie, but Silent House is anything but.

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    The Depressing Reality of Women Directed Films in 2012

    I really wish I wasn't writing this but over the last couple of days it has become clear to me that 2012 could be another depressing year for women directed films.  I started feeling sad last week when I was leafing through page after page of the Rentrak list of films with release dates in ...

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    Trailer Watch: Now is Good

    Dakota Fanning all grown up and falling in love

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    Julie Taymor Responds to Lawsuit Fighting for Her Reputation and Future Jobs

    There is nothing like reading legal papers on a Monday morning to get your blood boiling.  Late last week Julie Taymor's lawyers responded to the part of the Spiderman lawsuit that has not been settled and in those papers there is a lot of information about how her collaborators conspired a...

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