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    Catherine Hardwicke to Direct Age of Miracles

    Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to direct the adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker's bestseller (and one of my favorite books of last year) Age of Miracles.

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    Cross Post: Women Film Festivals: Do We Need Them?

    Recently Ottawa International Animation Festival director and programmer Chris Robinson asked in a private Facebook message to 10 female animators what they felt about gender specific festivals. Namely -- programs of films made only by women.

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    New Trailer Watch: Midnight's Children - Directed by Deepa Mehta

    Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children, adapted from Salman Rushdie's novel, follows two children Saleem and Shiva, who are born just at the moment where India regains its freedom from Britain. The two are switched in the hospital, each leading the life meant for the other while their lives continue to b...

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    Watch This: Jewel as June Carter Cash in Lifetime's 'Ring of Fire'

    Singer Jewel will be starring as June Carter Cash in Lifetime's television movie, Ring of Fire. Directed by the great Allison Anders (director of Gas, Food Lodging), the press materials describe the film as following Carter Cash's life.

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    Trailer Watch: Venus and Serena - Directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major

    Check out the trailer for Venus and Serena, directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major. The documentary gives us a look into the lives of bad-ass, iconic tennis powerhouses Venus and Serena Williams from their childhood to dominating a sport that wasn't welcoming to the pair.

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    SXSW Interview with Sini Anderson, Tamra Davis and Kathleen Hanna of The Punk Singer

    I can't write about Sini Anderson's great documentary The Punk Singer without mentioning that Kathleen Hanna has been one of my life-long heroes. When I was sixteen a friend gave me my first Bikini Kill CD, I had never heard anything like it, and feminism wasn't something that was remotely on my rad...

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    SXSW Review: Women-Directed Shorts including Sequin Raze and Ellen Is Leaving

    At SXSW I was able to catch some excellent short films. There were a bunch of great women-centric ones including: Dotty a funny and touching look at an elderly woman struggling to send a text message to her daughter; Community's Gillian Jacobs was hilarious as a woman whose boyfriend begins to lite...

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    Peabody Award Winners Include Switched At Birth, Girls, Southland

    The Peabody Awards announced the winners for their 72nd annual awards. The Peabody Awards recognize "distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals." They recognize all forms of media--including those produced for an ...

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    Bring Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners to Your Local Theater

    Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners focuses on the remarkable life of the incomparable Angela Davis, a professor, a member of the Communist party and influential social activist who worked with the Black Panthers.

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