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Terry’s Picks: September 24

Director Haifaa al-Mansou (right) and actress Waad Mohammed at Wadjda’s premiere at the Venice film festival. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters via The Guardian

Just Read: this Indiewire article about the biggest hits among female-centered films in the 21st Century.

Excited to Hear: Wadjda, the first ever Saudi Arabian film directed by a woman, has been chosen as that country’s Oscar contender.

Give a Round of Applause: for Kate Blanchett who calls herself a feminist and speaks out for women’s equality while in London promoting Blue Jasmine.

Terry Lawler is the Executive Director of NYWIFT. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.

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