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    Female Directors Pick Their Favorite Films Made by Women

    The Film Fatales, a collective of women indie directors, put together a list of must-see movies made by women.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: 4 Tips for Shooting a Sex Scene

    Sex is about as natural of a human act as one can imagine, but making it look and feel natural in a movie can be incredibly challenging. The director and DP of "Appropriate Behavior" share their tips for how to do it right...

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    Review: 'Appropriate Behavior,' the Deadpan Coming-Out Comedy Lena Dunham Calls "Audacious"

    A bit like a live action 'Daria' mixed with 'Girls,' 'Appropriate Behavior' premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Watch: 'Appropriate Behavior' Trailer Takes on Bisexuality and Bad Brooklyn Parties

    Need more "Girls" in your life? Try "Appropriate Behavior."

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    On The Rise 2014: 12 Directors To Watch

    After looking at musicians, cinematographers, actors, actresses and screenwriters, there was only one natural place to go with our On The Rise series: directors. After all, film is still an auteur's medium, and the director is the one who hires all of the above, stitching together the various elemen...

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