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    Weekly Update: Women-Centric, Directed, Written Films Playing Near You

    Weekly Update: Women-Centric, Directed, Written Films Playing Near You

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    Barbra Streisand, Ellen Page Directing New Films

    After yesterday’s news that Melissa McCarthy would be directing her first feature, more news about upcoming women directed films has been announced. The legendary Barbra Streisand will be directing a new project.

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    Athena Co-Chair Diablo Cody Helps Kicks Off The Athena Film Festival Tonight

    As we here at Women and Hollywood gear up for the Athena Film Festival starting tonight at Barnard College, we are so excited and thankful for the press that has been circulating about the festival. Co-chair of this year’s festival, Diablo Cody, has been speaking about the festival in a bevy o...

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    Interview with Cate Shortland - Director and Co-Writer of Lore

    Cate Shortland’s Lore opens on this Friday (2/8) in New York and Los Angeles.

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    Jane Campion Named President of 2013 Cannes Short Film Jury

    In exciting news from Cannes, Jane Campion has been named president of the Short Film Jury and the Cinefondation at this year’s festival.

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    Trailer Watch: Connected - Directed by Tiffany Shlain

    After a Sundance world premiere, a theatrical release, winning 14 awards (including a Disruptive Innovation Award from The Tribeca Film Festival), and travelling the world with the U.S. State Department’s 2012 American Film Showcase, Tiffany Shlain's Connected has now come to iTunes. The ...

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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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