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    2012 Berlinale Rolls Out the Panorama Section With Five Films Directed by Women

    The program for the 2012 Berlinale is rolling out. 20 international films have been announced for inclusion in the Panorama section. Five are directed by women. Keeping count that is just 20%.

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    Maiwenn Included on Best Director List for France's Lumiere Awards

    When I was in Paris in October you could not escape the posters for Maiwenn's Polisse which premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film was made for about $7 million and it has already grossed almost $20 million in France where it actually beat The Adventures of Tin Tin for two weeks. ...

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    Trailer Watch: The Return Directed by Liza Johnson

    I've been wating for this one since it premiered at the Director's Fortnight at Cannes. It will open in limited release on Feb 10 and on VOD Feb. 28. Linda Cardellini plays a soldier returning from war hoping to pick up her life where she left off, only to realize that it very difficult...

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    Cross-Post: 20 Years of Black Lesbian Cinema Before Pariah

    Cross-Post: 20 Years of Black Lesbian Cinema Before Pariah

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    The Iron Lady

    The Iron Lady

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    Interview with Phyllida Lloyd - director of The Iron Lady

    Women and Hollywood: This is a very different biopic of a leader because it is of a female leader.  What about this films makes it different in terms of leadership?

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    Pariah - written and directed by Dee Rees

    Most of this review was written after screening the film at the Toronto Film Festival.  It has been augmented.

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    Interview with Dee Rees - Writer and Director of Pariah

    Pariah opens in limited release tomorrow. I was able to catch it and the Toronto Film Festival. Here is my conversation with writer/director Dee Rees.

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    In My Humble Opinion- The Best Female Directed Films of 2011

    It goes without saying that women made all kinds of films this year.  But the reality is that most made indie films.  Only a couple made studio films.  And the numbers of women directing films is still abysmally low. 

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    Interview with Adepero Oduye star of Pariah

    This is the week when Pariah starts to roll out and I can't say emphatically enough that when this film comes to your town, you must see it.

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