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    Patty Jenkins in Talk to Direct Thor 2

    Even if this doesn't come to pass, the fact that a woman, a director like Patty Jenkins who is best known for directing the shit out of Charlize Theron in Monster and for directing the pilot of The Killing is in talks to direct a big budget comic book action hero movie is a giant step forward. I do...

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    Good News: Many Films Directed by Women are Being Submitted for Academy Awards for Foreign Films

    Something good is going on this year and I've been watching it for the last couple of weeks. The news is that many countries have submitted films directed by women for Academy Award consideration for best foreign film. Only two women -- both Europeans -- have won the foreign film Oscar, one was ju...

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    Toronto Review: Hysteria

    One of the most vivid memories I have of my college learning experience is a class I took on Women in American History. I remember reading Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin's The Awakening and if I didn't have feminist inclinations before I read those books, I sure did...

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    Trailer Watch: Wuthering Heights Directed by Andrea Arnold

    Films got picked up by Oscilloscope for a 2012 release.

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    Where Do We Go Now? Wins Audience Award at Toronto Festival

    Where Do We Go Now? written and directed by Nadine Labaki was the first film I saw in Toronto. As I wrote last week, it's a strong symbol of women sick and tired of the men fighting over nothing trying to make the peace in their small town in Lebanon.

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    Interview with Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini Directors of Tanner Hall

    Women and Hollywood: How is your coming of age story different from others we have previously seen?                         Francesca Gregorini: We tried to make an artful, poetic film about teens. One that values cinematography, production design and costume design. One that doesn't speak down to t...

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    Some Deals for Women Directors at Toronto

    Here are some of the deals that women directors scored here in Toronto:

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    Sisters in Crisis: Your Sister's Sister and Union Square

    My time in Toronto was spent trying to seek out as many women directed films as I could. Two of my favorites from the past week are films about sisters.

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    Interview with Nadine Labaki - Director of Where Do We Go Now?

    Women and Hollywood: Congratulations. I read your film is going to represent Lebanon in the Oscars. How does that feel?

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    Poster Premiere: Oka! - Directed by Lavinia Currier

    Here is the poster for the new film Oka! directed by Lavinia Currier. The film opens in LA on October 14.

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