“Hidden Figures” has debuted at the right moment.
This year, the most talked about films did more than just spotlight the remarkable stories of fictional and real-life social justice agitators, instigators, and truth-tellers—they raised consciousness and actively challenged widely-held attitudes about race, sexuality, and gender.
I wanted to be Marie, not Sally. Who wants to be the ingénue when you can live an interesting life, battle your demons and, at the end of the day, be remembered for always being different?
“Hidden Figures” begs the question: How are women, particularly underrepresented women, faring in the US math community more than 50 years later?
Alicia Harris wanted to illustrate that rape can happen at home—a fact too many women, and men, unfortunately know first-hand.
The Ghostbusters remake controversy is back from the dead this Halloween. Only this time it’s girls that are doing the haunting.
Despite progress, girls in Afghanistan continue to face various obstacles as they pursue an education. Beth Murphy captures some of these challenges in the documentary “What Tomorrow Brings.”
“I am drawn to stories about women and it’s important to not apologize for that.”
For 16 years, Lunafest has traveled around North America annually to showcase short films “by, for, and about women.”