“I was reading all this stuff about feminism every day and trying to think about these large questions and I thought, what’s a comedic take on it?”
Individually, we are talented, creative, go-getting and persistent filmmakers—but together, we rise.
Macfarlane’s latest documentary, “Untouchable,” rewinds the clock on the #MeToo movement’s viral explosion—exposing the institutions and individuals who enabled Harvey Weinstein’s career of sexual misconduct, and mapping its impact on women’s lives.
“Brittany Runs a Marathon,” based on a true story, reminds all of us that we have the power to change. And “Tigers are Not Afraid” shows us that we can find humanity even in the darkest times.
One of the reasons I made the documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, about the first female filmmaker, was because I wanted to change the narrative about the origins of cinema—and show young girls and boys that a woman moved the medium forward, and paved the way for others. Alice Guy-Blaché was not only the first female […]
“Context is everything. I wanted to make a film that no one could watch and still minimize what occurred or blame the victim.”
The trailer for “Gwen” features a mother at the end of her rope, a fair amount of blood and a young woman screaming. In other words, it looks like a fairly cut-and-dried period horror tale. However, the final result is a lot more interesting—and, honestly, much more frightening—than that.
“One Child Nation” and “After the Wedding” take on global women’s rights, while the girls of “GLOW” take on Sin City. Here’s what to watch this weekend.
What “The Nightingale” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” have in common is their willingness to confront conversations about race.
Bollywood cinema has come a long way from misogynist, one-dimensional, racialized portrayals of women and feminism—but we have a long way to go towards forging a better understanding of what it means to be feminist in Indian cinema.