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Athena Film Festival, to be held February 5-8 at Barnard College in Manhattan, has already announced their 2015 honorees: director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights), HBO documentary president Sheila Nevins, and Oscar-winning producer and Women in Film president Cathy Shulman, will be celebrated for their leadership and creative accomplishments. Read More
In 2008 Kathy Griffin became the first woman to make it to #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy List, and five years later she became the third female comedian ever to win a Grammy. As 2014 comes to close, Griffin is keeping busy on a nationwide comedy tour, preparing to replace her late hero Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police, and will be honored in Monday’s release of MAKERS: Women in Comedy on PBS. The show will explore how the comedian fought to find a place for herself and future generations of women in the world of comedy. Read More
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” has been named as the opening film for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary follows the life of artist and activist Nina Simone, and is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA and Bobby Fischer Against the World). It will air as part of Netflix’s original programming and be available for streaming in 2015. Read More
Miranda July has teamed up with BFF Carrie Brownstein to explain the update to Somebody (available for iPhone and Android), which ( in case you've been living under a rock ) is Miranda's app curated to connect strangers.  Ready for some cute? Click on down.    Somebody user Carrie Brownstein asks some questions you might have about the new version from Miranda July on Vimeo. Read More
  The Susan Sontag documentary we've all been anticipating will be available on HBO, HBOGO, and HBO ON DEMAND starting Monday December 8. Regarding Susan Sontag, directed by Nancy Kates, follows the feminist icon's personal life and career as she emerges as one of the most influential political critics, outspoken advocates for human rights, and all around badass women of the 20th century. Read More
Angela Bassett is set to make her directorial debut in the Whitney Houston biopic, Whitney. airing on Lifetime January 17, 2015. Bassett, who starred with Houston in the 1995 movie Waiting to Exhale has faced criticism from Houston’s family for digging in to the late singer’s personal life and relationship with Bobby Brown. Read More
Check out the new trailer from reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's three-part documentary series, A Path Appears, premiering in January 2015 on PBS. The inspiring series will provide a voice for women around the world facing gender-based oppression and explore solutions to widespread social ills. Read More
  The film version of “Miss Julie” directed by Liv Ullman, and based on the play by August Strindberg, opens up with a young Julie running around an empty house. The child is both lonely and motherless, perhaps giving some context for actions and decisions of an adult Julie, played brilliantly by Jessica Chastain, who is both desperate for and revolted by the affection of others.   The story takes place in Ireland, during Midsummer’s Eve in the year 1890. Read More
Back when Olive Kitteridge premiered on HBO, Frances McDormand, who acted in and produced the miniseries that spans 25 years of an abrasive New England math teacher’s life, reigned in her ranting and gave an eloquent interview about aging with Katie Couric. The 57-year-old actor-producer explained to the 57-year-old anchor why she feels rage and sadness when women doggedly pursue eternal youth. It was a little awkward, given that with the thick schmear of TV make-up, Couric looks kind of ageless. Read More
  Zero Motivation is a new film about two young women who perform their mandatory military service as office workers in an army base under a rigid Israeli leader. Tayla Lavie’s black comedy tackles a new approach to the very male-dominated genre of war films, namely a military movie from a female perspective that is also written and directed by a woman.  The film is broken into three chapters and centers on the power struggles of three females. Read More