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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Rebecca Chaiklin

    "As a NYC documentary filmmaker, I was immediately captivated by what was happening in my back yard. On Day 3, I wandered into 'Liberty Square,' the park that was ground zero for the Occupy movement. What I witnessed was unlike anything I had ever seen."

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Sophie Fillieres

    "I wanted to write about a couple being two, about how it is hard to last under the burden of everyday life, about falling out of love. I wanted to write about letting go of everything and saying no to a suffocating life, to insinuations and misunderstandings, which are an everyday form of violence....

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    Athena FF: Lexi Alexander Proposes a Solution to Hollywood's Woman Director Problem

    Lexi Alexander wants to be an optimist. "Let's assume the men [in Hollywood] are not just selfish pricks," she said at the Athena Film Fest, where she headlined a Q&A panel that followed up on her explosive post about the routine and pernicious employment discrimination faced by women directors in t...

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    Athena FF: Callie Khouri on the Difference between Women Characters in Film vs. TV

    Asked what changes she might make to the ending of "Thelma and Louise," Khouri replied, "Have them drive faster."

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    Athena FF: Tales from the Trenches

    Women working in TV and film definitely have a few riveting stories to tell. Documenting and archiving those stories is the mission of the Women in Film Foundation's Legacy Series. At this year's Athena Film Festival, a WIF co-hosted panel of women shared their own experiences.

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    Athena FF: Amma Asante's Belle Revisits Jane Austen Through Black POV

    "This is the story of a woman who is loved." Those are the words black British director Amma Asante used to describe her marvelous sophomore feature "Belle" at the Athena Film Festival this past weekend, and they had a palpable emotional impact when Asante uttered them at the film's post-screening...

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    Claudia Llosa's Aloft Bought by Sony Classics

    Starring Jennifer Connelly, "Aloft" is one of the four women-directed films to compete for this year's Golden Bear prize at the Berlinale.

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Gina Kim

    "Asia is often misrepresented or misunderstood in media. It's an 'exotic other' for mainstream culture in the West. As an Asian female filmmaker, I wanted to celebrate Asia through elements other than martial arts or exotic landscapes. We figured food and family are something uniquely Asian, but als...

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Anja Marquardt

    "One of the sparks to this film came when I read an article about a Japanese geriatrics care facility that uses robots to 'caress' patients. 'Professional intimacy' -- this idea that there is a separate, slick, exhilarating but also dangerous alternative to 'real' intimacy -- is what drew me to maki...

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    New Fellowship for Women Playwrights Announced

    The fellowship will support the development of an original work from a women writer-director.

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