Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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Mandy Walker Becomes the First Woman to Win Cinematography Honor at Australia’s AACTA Awards

Mandy Walker made history at this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Industry Awards. A press release announced that she’s become the first woman to win the award for Best Cinematography in Film.Walker received the award...

ARRAY Releasing and JetBlue Debut In-Flight Channel Showcasing Women and BIPOC Filmmakers

In-flight entertainment is getting an upgrade, thanks to Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing. The “Selma” director’s banner has partnered with JetBlue to launch an in-flight pop-up channel, featuring a curated selection of 12 independent feature films from women directors and...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw-Starrer “Surface” Renewed For Season 2 at Apple

Apple TV+ thriller “Surface” will be back for a second season. Deadline reports that the streamer has renewed the series starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Sophie, a woman trying to build herself back up and recover lost memories after surviving...

Pick of the Day: “Framing Agnes” 

In 1958, a trans woman who went by “Agnes Torres” outsmarted the system to attain gender-affirming healthcare. Thanks to her resourcefulness, she received hormones and corrective surgery from a UCLA gender study led by sociologist Harold Garfinkel. The remarkable...

Pick of the Day: “Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power”

“Strong people don’t need strong leaders: the emphasis was on the organizing,” civil rights activist Jennifer Lawson tells us in “Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power,” Geeta Gandbhir (“Black and Missing”) and Sam Pollard’s (“Mr. Soul!”) documentary...

NYWIFT Has Presented 24 Scholarships and Awards for Women in Film and TV Throughout 2022

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) has presented 10 scholarships and 14 festival awards to new and established filmmakers at seven New York-area festivals throughout the past year, a press release has announced. Cash awards and one-year...

Pick of the Day: “Leonor Will Never Die”

“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,” we’re told. But how does this adage apply to the final quarter of our lives, when we are no longer working? Do we surrender what we...

Trailer Watch: June Beallor’s “2020 Chaos and Hope” Reflects on a Year of Unprecedented Crisis

A global pandemic, a sinking economy, attempts to overturn the U.S. presidential election, racially-motivated police brutality culminating in the Black Lives Matter movement: 2020 was indeed a “year of multiple colliding crises,” as historian Erika Lee describes in the...

Trailer Watch: Angelica Ross and Jen Richards Resurrect Artifacts of Trans History in “Framing Agnes” 

“We have heard the story told by the hunter and not by the lion, and not by the lions who not only fought back but got away,” “Pose’s” Angelica Ross says in a new trailer for “Framing Agnes.”  The...

Trailer Watch: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, & Sally Field Are Football Diehards in “80 for Brady”

You’re never too old for ar trip with the besties. Starring screen legends Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field, “80 for Brady” follows four best friends who embark on a wild journey to fulfill a dream:...

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