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    14 Movies and Events We're Excited About at the 2014 L.A. Film Festival

    Kicking off its 20th edition this Wednesday, the Los Angeles Film Festival offers an opportunity to experience new movies and events alike.

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    Here's Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now

    Director Alexis Ostrander Korycinski writes about why we need female-driven films right now.

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    Cannes: Asia Argento on Saying Goodbye to Crap and No Longer Feeling 'Misunderstood'

    After a 10-year absence from the director's chair, Italian multi-hyphenate Asia Argento returned to the Cannes Film Festival last week with her third, and indisputably best feature, "Misunderstood."

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    10 TV Shows That Could Benefit From a Female Lead

    We were as enamored with the Jessica Chastain/"True Detective" rumors as you were, but it got us thinking -- what other shows could be better with a woman in charge?

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    Heroines of Cinema: How Thuc Nguyen's 'Bitch Pack' is Fighting for More Female-Driven Stories

    In our latest "Heroines of Cinema" column, we write about Thuc Nguyen and her brainchild, The Bitch Pack.

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    Memo to Hollywood: Hire More Women Directors

    Yet another study finds that women lag far behind men when it comes to directing, writing and producing big-budget Hollywood films. Not surprisingly, female directors fare better when it comes to documentaries and independent and festival films (the ones with the smaller paychecks).

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    Heroines of Cinema: How Judi Dench Became a Box-Office Phenomenon In 10 Easy Steps

    In the week "Philomena" crosses $100 million worldwide, Judi Dench once again confirms her status as a true box office draw.

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    BAMcinématek Presents 'Back With a Vengeance' Series Featuring 'Foxy Brown,' 'Jeanne Dielman,' 'Nine to Five' and More

    Back in February, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek held "Vengeance is Hers," a series of films featuring cinema's greatest heroines and anti-heroines, and it was so popular that they had to bring it back. BAMcinématek has announced "Back with a Vengeance," a redux of the series that will thr...

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    Heroines of Cinema: Why Don't More Women Make Movies? Marian Evans on Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice

    Writing this column, my gender makes me well aware that issues relating to women in film can be experienced quite differently in theory and practice. But this is scant insight compared to that offered by New Zealand writer, activist, academic and filmmaker Marian Evans, Wellywood Woman. Traversing t...

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