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    Bachelorette - Written and Directed by Leslye Headland

    While it might be tempting to compare Bachelorette to Bridesmaids because they are both about women and weddings - you would be doing so at your peril. Whereas Bridesmaids was about the utter collapse and rebirth of a woman, Bachelorette is about a bunch of hedonistic, awful high school friends who ...

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    TIFF Preview: The Female Directing Masters Playing at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival

    The Toronto Film Festival opens tonight.  Over the next 10 days there will be a couple of hundred movies to be seen.  This is one festival where you can make a decision to see films by women and see plenty of films.  There are some extraordinarily high profile female directors open...

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    Guest Post: How Can We Get More Women In Power As Directors?

    To get more powerful women directors we would need more women directing, and to do that we have to start by changing our cultural attitude toward women 180 degrees.

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    TIFF Preview: Women Directors to Watch

    The Toronto Film Festival launches tomorrow and there are women directors all over the lineup. We reached out to a couple of directors whose careers are on the way up (we will have some of our masters for you tomorrow) and asked them to answer a couple of questions as the Festival kicks off. I ...

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    Women Directors Are Way More Successful in the Indie World

    As we embark on the fall festival season, Dr. Martha M. Lauzen has published another one of her vitally important studies tracking the progress of women working behind the scenes on movies.  In “Independent Women: Behind-the-Scenes Representations on Festival Films,” Lauzen, directo...

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    Interview with So Yong Kim - Writer/Director of For Ellen

    So Yong Kim's For Ellen stars Paul Dano in a beautiful performance as a young father forced to make a life altering decision about his relationship with his daughter Ellen. Dano plays Joby a musician who never quite made it. But he's been on the road for years, he's getting divorced an...

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    Cross Post: La Femme Telluride

    William Blake once wrote that exuberance is beauty. Despite the success of Ben Affleck’s Argo here, this fest seems to be driven by women filmmakers. This is most surprising, since we just came out of such a bad year for women. But three of them were the major forces behind their projects that...

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    Women Directors Abound at the Venice Film Festival

    The news on the prevalence of women directors coming out out of the Venice Film Festival is in stark contrast to the different conversation that came out of Cannes just several months ago. Festival director Alberto Barbera claims that they just programed the movies and then afterwards realized that...

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    TIFF Trailer Watch: The Stories We Tell Written and Directed by Sarah Polley

    This first documentary by the incredibly talented Sarah Polley is getting great reviews out of Venice and Telluride.

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