Friday, October 7, 2016

Opening this Week in Theaters

I have to tell you that all this talk lately about reaching out to women in film, creating special programs, help, etc rankles a bit. Maybe because it sounds just a bit patronizing and self-congratulatory....like helping disadvantaged children. (Or maybe I'm just having one of those mornings) In any case, women have been heavily involved in producing, directing, writing, and editing films since films were first invented as an art form. Every week their work hits the theaters; it just doesn't get the marketing it deserves typically. Kind of like The Hurt Locker (6 Oscars: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Editing, Sound/mixing and editing) vs. Avatar (3 Oscars: Cinematography, Visual Effects, Art Direction).

Here's what women filmmakers have opening this week in theaters: The Red Pill, directed and co-produced by Cassie Jaye; 13th, directed and co-written by Ava DuVernay; Newtown, directed by Kim A. Snyder and produced by Maria Cuomo Cole; and 37, written and directed by Puk Grasten.

Riveting, important topics. Looking forward to seeing them all.




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