Friday, July 1, 2022

Cassandra Nicholson

Tribeca 2022 Women Directors: Meet Tessa Louise-Salomé – “The Wild One”

Tessa Louise-Salomé is a Paris-based director, writer, and producer whose work foregrounds visually poetic approaches to storytelling. Her films as a director include the Sundance Jury Prize nominee “Mr. Leos caraX.” Louise-Salomé’s films as a producer include documentaries that...

Tribeca 2022 Women Directors: Meet Nausheen Dadabhoy – “An Act of Worship”

Nausheen Dadabhoy is a Pakistani-American director and cinematographer whose work spans fiction and documentary. She lensed an Oscar-nominated live action short film, an Emmy-winning feature documentary, and films that have played at Sundance, TIFF, and Locarno, and on Al...

Tribeca 2022 Women Directors: Meet Hannah Marks – “Don’t Make Me Go”

Hannah Marks is an actress, writer, and director. She was previously named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 Artists Changing the World, and was also featured as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Trailblazers under 30 in the Hollywood and Entertainment...

Tribeca 2022 Women Directors: Meet Annette K. Olesen – “A Matter of Trust”

Annette K. Olesen is a screenwriter and director whose feature film debut came in 2002 with family drama “Minor Mishaps.” The film was selected to compete at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Blue Angel Award. Olesen...

Tribeca 2022 Women Directors: Meet Sarah Adina Smith – “The Drop”

Sarah Adina Smith’s first feature, “The Midnight Swim,” won six top prizes on the festival circuit. Her other features include “Buster’s Mal Heart” and “Birds of Paradise.” Smith has also been making waves as a director in the TV...

June 2022 Film Preview

From first crushes to mature flings, coming-of-age stories set in the U.S. and abroad, and an Afrofuturist musical, June has plenty to offer everyone.Genre pics lead the pack. June 3 marks the release of sci-fi “Neptune Frost” and thriller...

Under the Radar: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Seeks Empathy with “Kímmapiiyipitssini”

When Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, an award-winning writer, director, and actress, was developing her most recent feature documentary about substance-use disorders and harm reduction, she wasn’t sure whether she should also be the film’s narrator. It’s a dilemma many documentary filmmakers...

Cannes 2022 Women Directors: Meet Charlotte Vandermeersch – “The Eight Mountains”

Charlotte Vandermeersch is an acclaimed Belgian stage and screen actress. She also sings and writes for film and theater. In 2011 she wrote a version of the screenplay of “The Broken Circle Breakdown” with her partner Felix van Groeningen....

The People vs. Wendy Byrde: In Defense of the “Ozark” Antiheroine

There’s something inexplicable about a satisfying series coming to an end that evokes delightfully visceral responses from viewers, especially if that ending is controversial. “Ozark,” the sleeper Netflix show that, like its oft-compared predecessor “Breaking Bad,” skyrocketed to become...

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Meet Kathryn Ferguson – “Nothing Compares”

Belfast-born Kathryn Ferguson is an award-winning director whose innovative and boundary-pushing documentary work has screened globally. She was nominated for the Grand Prix award at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival for her documentary short “Taking the Waters.” Ferguson’s other...

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