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    The Whistleblower - directed by Larysa Kondracki and written by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan

    When I was growing up the thing that scared the crap out of me was nuclear war. For many years I was convinced that we were all going to radiated away. So when I saw Silkwood it resonated with me in a profound way.

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    Interview with Larysa Kondracki - Director of The Whistleblower

    Women and Hollywood: How did you come up with the idea for the film? Larysa Kondracki: I am a Ukrainian Canadian, and the issue of sex-trafficking was very much being discussed in my community. My mother handed me a book, and I was very much drawn to the subject. But it was when I read about Kathy's...

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    Sarah's Key Author Tatiana de Rosnay Answers Questions As the Film Opens Today

    There have been several generations of Holocaust films by now. Most of the films focus on the Nazis and the Germans. But Sarah's Key the film, based on the best-selling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay gives it to the French.

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    Another Earth - Co-Written By Brit Marling

    Another Earth is one of the coolest movies I've seen in a long time. One reason it's cool is because there is a girl science geek at its center. Brit Marling -- this year's so-called "it" girl -- plays both pretty and smart and at the beginning of the film is on her way to an Ivy League education ...

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Brit Marling

    Brit Marling is the co-writer and star of Another Earth which opens on Friday. I really liked the film. It has a totally different female lead -- an astrophysicist student. How cool. Aside from that it is a smart and different film that I found really engaging.

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    The Tree - Written and Directed by Julie Bertuccelli Opens Today

    The Tree is a lament on love, loss and family. It's a movie about trying to find a way through your grief to see some light on the other side. One of the stars of the film is this gigantic Moreton Bay fig tree which becomes the place where the young Simone (played by the unbelievable Morgana Davies) goes to talk with her dad. The tree becomes her refuge where she feels connected to him. And her relationship to the tree spreads out to the other members of the family including the mother played by Charlotte Gainsbourg and they cling to the tree as it spreads its roots dangerously threatening their house. The Tree is one of those movies whe...

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    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a story of female friendship. The relationships are about dedication and life long commitment no matter what happens. Based on the novel by Lisa See, the film is based on two friendship one in contemporary times and one in 19th century China. This is Wayne Wang's attempt (the film is co-written by Angela Workman) to remake the magic he captured with The Joy Luck Club 18 years ago (I cannot believe that film was released in 1993. Time does fly.) Problem is this is not 1993 and this film is plodding. The friendships between the women are wonderful and the foot binding scene is excruciating and made me win...

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    The Bridesmaids Effect: Kristen Wiig Gets the Green Light for Imogene

    Multiple sources are reporting that Bridesmaids star Kristin Wiig will next take on the dark comedy Imogene written by Michelle Morgan and to be directed by American Splendor directors Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini. The film will be produced by Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content (she was...

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    Two Women Get Directing Gigs - Drew Barrymore and Jerusha Hess

    Drew Barrymore and Jerusha Hess (the co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite) have both signed up for directing gigs. Barrymore will produce and direct Heist Society to be adapted by Shauna Cross (Whip It). The film will be produced Denise DiNovi, Alison Greenspan and will be released by Warner Brothers. ...

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    Guest Post: Raven Symone Plays Georgia...Sticky Issue for Feminists? by Emilie Spiegel

    Last week, the Raven Symone series created by chick-lit author Jennifer Weiner, State of Georgia, premiered on ABC Family. Symone plays Georgia, a young woman who’s recently moved to NYC to pursue an acting career. As written, the character of Georgia is meant to be voluptuous -- a quality she embra...

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