BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 01, 2012
It's no secret that awful things are happening to women around the globe simply because they're female: child marriage and sex slavery are just a few that come to mind. Thankfully, some people are working to put an end to these atrocities. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn highlight this excellent work in their powerful two-part documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
The Half the Sky project began with a critically-acclaimed book, and now includes websites, music, and a social media campaign. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jun 28, 2012
You may already know that beloved essayist, author, journalist and filmmaker Nora Ephron died Tuesday night of leukemia. She was 71 years old.
Ephron died a three-time Academy Award nominee for the films "Silkwood," ''When Harry Met Sally ..." and "Sleepless in Seattle." She was the boss in two very male dominated fields of her time: journalism and film. A graduate of Wellsley College, she was determined to become a journalist, and caught her big break during a writer's strike. She would go on to write for five years, landing bylines in the New York Times and Esquire. Read More
BY Intern Leala
on Jan 12, 2010
To all you West Coasters! This Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents its 5th Annual Focus on Female Directors. This event features short films from cinema pioneers, Oscar nominees, documentary filmmakers, international award winners, and some of the brightest upcoming artists emerging from the festival circuit.
Included in the set is Jane Campion’s “Peel”(a.k.a. "An Exercise in Discipline"). Read More