Femme Filmmakers Festival: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

OPENING NIGHT Friday 2nd September 2016 (all-day event) Film: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Femme Filmmaker: Ana Lily Amirpour In the open darkness a girl walks home alone at night, attired in stripes and cloak. But there is a bite to this girl, not just an isolation, but a thirst for more, much more. Ana […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Six

If life is just an illusion, then why is it so difficult to accept all it has to offer, guilt-free and at face value? Part Six asks that question, as well as several others, as we present ten examples that go from the sublime to the absurd. Who said ball culture, fascism, erotic, fantasies, and […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Five

Loss and discovery are the two things that define our lives. On a personal level, the challenge maintaining a long-term relationship, discovering a new one, or putting an old one to rest can take one down a very dark path. Other times, such discoveries can make for quite a romp. Part Five examines both the […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Four

Part Four of our LGBT series looks at control, how it’s addressed, how it succeeds spectacularly or fails tragically. Sentimentality and cynicism, along with some good old-fashioned ingenuity and the occasional snappy line, can go a long way to rectifying a situation, or at least make it bearable to the bitter end. (Introduction by Steve Schweighofer) […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Three

Ah, life is a cabaret. It’s also a launderette, wedding, funeral parlor, beach, Moroccan Kasbah, British estate, and a fucking Turkish steam bath. Life really happens when you least expect it, in the most surprising ways that change everything – sometimes for the better, sometimes, not. Part Three focuses on stunning settings and these life-changing […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival – Line-Up Announced

Following Netflix taking The Hurt Locker, City of God, and Una Noche from their streaming service recently, I was near-devastated that I could not include those movies directed by women in the upcoming online screening event – Femme Filmmakers Festival, running alongside the September 2016 #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party (click here). Finding movies for […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Two

There’s nothing like a little adversity to mess things up. Part Two of our LGBT series gives us some works that can break your heart and crack you up, keeping you intrigued until the very end. Achieving the simplicity of love in a complex and dangerous world always brings out the best – or in […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Ten

As we draw the curtains on the 100 More Films Made By Women, there sure is a certain sadness, I’m not going to lie. After all the hard-work, the brain power, the anticipation, the digging, the discoveries, the watching, the writing – it comes down to this. The final 10 movies with women behind the […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part One

In creating our slice of the rainbow, diversity is key. Our selection for 100 LGBT Film Experiences includes as many colors of queer film-making as we could find, from mainstream biopics to upstream efforts that smashed boundaries. Our first group of ten samples heroes and villains, the artistic and the ordinary. They show us the […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Nine

Well, here we are then, the penultimate ten of yet more films made by women. And you know what, we can do 100 more. Before we take a huge, well-earned breather from these dynamic femmes, dig into the following ten and as always you are implored to seek them out and watch them at your […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Eight

The despairs or romances of film-making are explored in this selection, as are deep, dark, damaging secrets, and dramatic shift of landscapes, actually and culturally, with a wedge of unrequited love and heart-led temptation thrown in. Here are ten more marvelous women and examples of their strong work. My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Seven

The next ten films provide yet another eclectic mix of both narrative and non-fiction films, with the women standing firm behind the camera and the story creations. Perceptions, what it is like to be a girl, to be a vampire, to perform a dance, to be a troubled child, or children of varied cultures. There’s […]

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