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    The Whistleblower - directed by Larysa Kondracki and written by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan

    When I was growing up the thing that scared the crap out of me was nuclear war. For many years I was convinced that we were all going to radiated away. So when I saw Silkwood it resonated with me in a profound way.

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    Interview with Larysa Kondracki - Director of The Whistleblower

    Women and Hollywood: How did you come up with the idea for the film? Larysa Kondracki: I am a Ukrainian Canadian, and the issue of sex-trafficking was very much being discussed in my community. My mother handed me a book, and I was very much drawn to the subject. But it was when I read about Kathy's...

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    Interview with Amy Wendel - Director of All She Can

    In All She Can Luz wants to get the hell out of Benavides, Texas. The way she can get out is either through the Army or through a weight lifting scholarship to college. Her brother is in the Army and she has seen his dream of college disappearing and that’s not for her. So she’s going to lift her...

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    Chicken and Egg Pictures Announces 2011 Grants

    Chicken and Egg Pictures supports women filmmakers who are telling the tough stories. They just gave out their latest round of grants. One of the the organization's co-founders filmmaker Judith Helfand spoke about this latest round of grants.

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    All She Can - Co-Written and Directed by Amy Wendel

    Luz wants to get the hell out of Benavides, Texas. The way she can get out is either through the Army or through a weight lifting scholarship to college. Her brother is in the Army and she has seen his dream of college disappearing and that's not for her. So she's going to lift her way out. Prob...

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

    Wish Me Away is the incredibly moving coming out story of country music star Chely Wright. When I read a little over a year ago that Wright had come out my first reaction was "so what". After you watch the film you realize how difficult this process was for Wright mostly because of where she worke...

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    New Pariah Trailer

    I saw this new trailer for Pariah this past weekend at New Fest in NYC. The release date is still slated for Winter. When I know more, you will.

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    25 New Face of Independent Film: The Women

    Not a bad job on representing both genders.

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    Guest Post: Things You Should Know: 5 Lessons for Young Female Directors by Elena Rossini

    The movie business is just like a mafia family: incredibly powerful, for the most part inaccessible (unless you have family ties), it's a patriarchal system that keeps its status by enforcing omertà - a code of silence - about its inner workings. The few female directors who make it to the top are o...

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    The Tree - Written and Directed by Julie Bertuccelli Opens Today

    The Tree is a lament on love, loss and family. It's a movie about trying to find a way through your grief to see some light on the other side. One of the stars of the film is this gigantic Moreton Bay fig tree which becomes the place where the young Simone (played by the unbelievable Morgana Davies) goes to talk with her dad. The tree becomes her refuge where she feels connected to him. And her relationship to the tree spreads out to the other members of the family including the mother played by Charlotte Gainsbourg and they cling to the tree as it spreads its roots dangerously threatening their house. The Tree is one of those movies whe...

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