Introducing “Tutwiler,” a new Marshall Project/Frontline documentary about women in an Alabama prison who support each other through pregnancy, labor and saying goodbye to their newborns.
“We watch [Pat and Terry’s] story in a very different world than the one in which they lived most of their lives in —except to a few close queer friends. But when they decided to live out and proud in a changing world, they did it in a big way. And we are all the better for it.”
You’re invited to an exciting virtual screening + panel event, Thursday, May 28 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. (RSVP link inside!)
Brought to life by two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, “Fundamental” is a documentary film series highlighting the stories and voices behind grassroots organizations and community mobilizers working to support and uplift marginalized and historically oppressed people and communities around the world.
“On the Record” chronicles not only Drew Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers—Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Sher—delving deeply into the ways women of colors’ voices are all too often silenced and ignored when reporting these crimes, and the cultural forces that pressure them to remain silent.
Halfway through French director Céline Sciamma’s inspiring period drama “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” it occurred to me: There had not been a single man on screen for over an hour.
Twenty-two years later, “High Art” (1998)—director Lisa Cholodenko’s first feature film—resonates simultaneously as a timeless meditation on love, loss and art and as a trenchant drama with distinctive roots in 1990s aesthetics, culture and social issues.
Although women have certainly made strides toward equality since suffrage, obstacles still face voters of all genders at the polls.
We all owe the suffragists who secured the vote. Use it!
In “The Bostonians,” the North—represented by Olive Chancellor, a wealthy woman’s rights advocate—and the South—represented by the anti-feminist womanizer and very sensual Basil Ransome—fight for control over Verena Tarrant, a young woman with a talent for public speaking who is the daughter of greedy spiritualists and the granddaughter of abolitionists.
Work, business, labor and suffrage are not feminine in “Making an American Citizen,” a 1912 film by Alice Guy Blaché.