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    Sundance Interview with Lynn Shelton – Director of Touchy Feely

    I had never met Lynn Shelton before last month but I already felt like I knew her. She has a way of telling us stories about other people that are really about all of us. Her new film Touchy Feely is about about a brother a sister, one who touches for a living and one who makes a point of not gett...

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    A Sisterhood With a Glass Ceiling

    The NY Times devoted the top story in the Arts and Leisure section this past weekend to an exciting thing happening off-Broadway, the fact that women are being regularly hired to direct shows.

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    Guest Post: A Perfect Ending — Lesbian Film, Art House Film or Both?

    So what is it that makes a movie a lesbian movie?   Does it require lesbians playing the roles of the characters?  Does the director have to be gay? Is there a quota of girl on girl “action” that determines the “gayness” of the film?  If it had been direct...

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    SXSW Line Up: Not Great for Women Directors

    Fresh on the heels of Sundance is SWSX’s film line up.  While there are some awesome women-directed films featured such as Sini Anderson's documentary, The Punk Singer, about Kathleen Hanna, unlike Sundance, I’m sad to say, the numbers for women directors aren’t great. Out...

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    Jessica Chastain to star in Miss Julie - Directed by Liv Ullmann

    Liv Ullmann, director and muse of Ingmar Bergman, is set  to direct an adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie.  Set in 1874, the play explores the title character’s relationship with a servant named Jean.  It was a controversial play at the time it was written due to...

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    Kasi Lemmons Directing Black Nativity Starring Jennifer Hudson

    Kasi Lemmons, director of Eve’s Bayou, has begun principal photography on Black Nativity. Shooting began this week in New York City, on the film which is based on Langston Hughes’ 1961 play Black Nativity. Lemmons has adapted the play into a musical starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Basse...

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    Rise of the Underdog: Kimberly Peirce and the Connection Between Carrie and Boys Don't Cry

    This month’s issue of The Advocate features an incredible interview, with Kimberly Peirce, talking at length about her upcoming remake of Carrie and its surprising linkage to Peirce’s first movie Boys Don’t Cry.

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    Sundance Interview: Lana Wilson and Martha Shane – Directors of After Tiller

    One of the highlights of Sundance was seeing the documentary After Tiller directed by Martha Shana and Lana Wilson. Here's our conversation right after they won a $5,000 grant from Women in Film.

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    For the First Time Women are the Majority on Berlin Film Festival Competition Jury

    The 2013 Berlin International Film Festival announced this year’s competition jury. In a first for the festival, women are the majority of the voting body—comprising 4 of the 7 jury members.

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