BY Maggie Carr
on Sep 27, 2013
It's no secret that Hollywood is, uh, not the friendliest place for lady filmmakers--but thankfully, there are badass females doing the damn thing in indie studios and cinemas all over the world.
Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates the incredible work of women filmmakers with three action-packed days of screenings, panels, symposiums, and parties. And you lucky, lucky Midwesterners get to enjoy it!
This year, they're hosting films and filmmakers as diverse as Shannon Plumb (Towheads), Tia Lessin (Citizen Koch), and Yvonne Welbon (The New Black). Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 26, 2013
In a recent Hollywood Reporter article, Tatiana Siegal discusses how the formula for the Romantic Comedy is dead. The Meet-Cute is the blanket term for that age-old, quirk-filled scenario of boy meets girl: she trips and falls in his lap/ she leaves her book at the coffee shop where he works/ they meet in a mall and she turns out to be his parole officer, etc.
Siegal suggests that mainstream movie audiences are no longer interested in seeing the meet-cute formula as made famous in movies like When Harry met Sally. Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Sep 26, 2013
In case you’ve been in hiding in a cabin in the mountains, you know that there have been films made based on Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games trilogy. Vanity Fair released new photos featuring stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Helmsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, and Sam Claflin, each dressed in attire from the second movie in the series, Catching Fire. Read More
The young adult novel The Giver is sometimes shelved as science fiction, but author Lois Lowry has never thought of it as such. Since its publication in 1993, the seminal work of literature has been a beacon of truth and emotional realism for young adults.
Lowry’s narrative follows a pubescent boy named James who lives within a futuristic society where prejudice, violence, sexuality, and emotionality have been expelled. Read More
Geena Davis is pretty much my hero, and we were thrilled to spot her hanging out around our BUST Craftacular space at Maker Faire this weekend. The actress has a long history of debunking female stereotypes in her films. In A League of Their Own she became a female athlete who made history; in Beetlejuice, she portrayed a warm, loving lady ghost who saved a teenage girl from being forced into a marriage with a demonic spirit. Read More