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I will never ever deny the fact that I'm a huge fan of romantic comedies. Despite their formulaic plot lines and almost laughable predictability, I still go googly-eyed and mushy-hearted at all the unlikely heroines/heroes and their even more unlikely love connections. So, when an invitation for a screening of What's Your Number? came up, I quickly snagged it. The movie follows Ally Darling (Anna Faris) as she tries to uncover a diamond in the rough among her past boyfriends after reading an article in Marie Claire. According to the article, women sleep with an average of 10. Read More
BUST Magazine is proud to sponsor the fourth annual Citizen Jane Film Festival, taking place this weekend -- September 30th to October 2nd -- in Columbia, Missouri. The Citizen Jane Film Festival grew out of a collaboration with Stephens College (a 175-year-old women's college) in 2008 to spotlight and celebrate films made by women.This year's festival theme, Cirque du Cinema, is inspired by the early history of the circus. 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 significant funding. 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 double standards really are.  Jessica Valenti, feminist writer and creator of Feministing. Read More
In 2009, only 7% of all directors, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films were women. The numbers don't reflect the amazing work made by women all over the world, so the Citizen Jane Film Festival -- which grew out of a collaboration with Stephens College (a 175-year-old women's college) -- was created in 2008 to spotlight and celebrate films made by women. BUST Magazine is proud to sponsor the fourth annual Citizen Jane Film Festival, taking place from September 30th to October 2nd in Columbia, Missouri. Read More
  Produced by husband-and-wife team Kate Clere McIntyre and Michael McIntyre, the new documentary Yogawoman is far more than the flexible poses it depicts. The most joyful documentary I’ve ever seen, Yogawoman harnesses the knowledge and activism of yoga rock stars and takes you on a trip to nine different countries, while providing insight into a variety of yoginis leading a quiet revolution. The filmmakers interviewed over 70 amazing women who have found their voice and power through yoga. Read More
  A little indie film that was born in Ithaca, NY has been getting lots of attention lately.  It began as a senior thesis assignment for four college students, and has turned into what they hope will be a bridge into the film industry.  Several months ago, Ithaca College film students Christina Bryant, Allie Taylor, Ayshea Khan, and Kelly Paul made “Jemila’s Tale.”  They used local actors, funding from their IndieGoGo campaign, and help from friends as they hand-painted sets and worked tirelessly to produce the film. Read More
Directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Alice In Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska, Restless has all the bells and whistles to make the love-obsessed 14-year-old in me sing. I walked into the theater with high hopes.  And as the end credits rolled up, I still wanted to like it.Restless is the tale of two youths who are brought together by a shared fascination with mortality. Enoch Brae is a young man struggling to deal with the death of his parents. Read More
  Anyone who has practiced yoga knows how powerful it can be. Now there's a new documentary film coming out which explores the yoga phenomenon. The documentary, Yogawoman, is narrated by Annette Bening and it tells the story of women finding power and strength through yoga. It deals with women’s personal experiences of empowerment through yoga, but also with the history of yoga itself. It discusses how yoga was brought to the west from India, and how yoga has evolved into the mainstream. Read More
  Maryam Keshavarz is an unwaveringly determined and passionate Iranian-American filmmaker. She has to be, because she’s created a film that defies expectations of her culture and has instantly created controversy. Every step of the film’s development has been fraught with complications, but Keshavarz and her team have persevered. Keshavarz’s film, Circumstance, takes place in modern-day Tehran, Iran, where a puritanical Islamic theocracy remains in power. Read More
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