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Tiffany Shlain, the filmmaker who brought us reproductive rights documentary Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness and explored American Jewish identity via Barbie dolls in The Tribe, is back with Connected: An Autoblogography About Life, Death, and Technology.  It’s a film that touches on topics near and very dear to Shlain; as the founder of the Webby Awards, a ceremony recognizing the best of the Internet since 1996 (do you remember the ... Read More
One of the founding ladies of Riot Grrrl is getting a documentary all to herself, but it's running into a serious problem. In fact, you may not even get a chance to see it. That is  unless you help the director, Sini Anderson, and her crew out. With 28 days left, they need all the help they can get to get the movie finished or it just won't happen. "In a feat nothing short of miraculous, we have managed to complete shooting for The Punk Singer with almost no ... Read More
  All you have to do is watch Jersey Shore, or most reality TV shows really, to see that commercial culture screams that a woman’s most important value is her sexuality.  And there’s rarely a healthy middle ground when sexuality is so constantly focused on.  Either she’s a shamed slut for having too much sex, or she’s a virginal prude.  We see this repeatedly, and don’t often stop to think how damaging these moral ... Read More
Clear all of your plans - you and I have a very special date with the TV tonight. At 9pm, HBO will be airing its highly-anticipated documentary on one of the most recognized crusaders of the women's liberation movement, Gloria Steinem. Produced and directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Peter Kunhardt and co-produced by HBO's Sheila Nevins, 'Gloria: In Her Own Words' will feature rare photos and press clips from over the decades, as well as in-depth interviews with ... Read More
While most of us are unable to watch Sarah McLachlan’s BCSCPA campaign video without tearing up and frantically changing the channel, there’s a hero out there actually facing the pain and doing everything she can to help diminish America’s growing problem with abandoned pets and shelter euthanization. Laura Flynn-Amato (above), an animal rights crusader hailing from Staten Island, dedicates her life to changing the fate of puppies born in ... Read More
  Calling all New Englanders: From the Back of the Room, a documentary chronicling female involvement in the diy punk community, is going on tour through your home state! ABOUT THE FLIM: “Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies ... Read More
Orgasm Inc., which we reviewed in our October/November issue, is gearing up for its wide release! Awesome! Hilarious and shocking at the same time, we are all too excited for this important documentary to be released. Orgasm Inc. will be in New York Theaters on February 11th, and April 1st in Los Angeles. You can read more about the film at the official website, here. Here is the original review back from 2010. Orgasm Inc.Directed By Liz Canner  (Astrea ... Read More
  Joan Rivers is a polarizing figure in popular culture. Some see her as a boundary-busting comedy pioneer whose tenure as guest host on The Tonight Show opened doors for every woman in the industry who came after her. Others simply regard her as a crass and elitist plastic-surgery casualty whose red-carpet diatribes and mean-spirited barbs have worn out their welcome. But whatever side of the fence you’re on, watching the startlingly intimate ... Read More
  Thanks go to Feministing for bringing this awesome little documentary that a bunch of school-age kids did on gender stereotyping! Way to go mini Judith Butlers— you've restored our faith in future generations. Also, a special thanks to brilliant parents and teachers who encourage their kids to question social norms! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Image: ... Read More
 I didn’t discover the great filmmaker Agnès Varda; she discovered me, staring at the posters in the window of her editing suite on the Rue Daguerre in Paris. A tiny, quizzical old lady, she approached, smiling and asked, “Have you discovered something interesting?”  Indeed I had! “La Varda” is one of the brilliant filmmakers to have emerged from the French “nouvelle vague.” In over 40 films, she has ... Read More
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