Feeling Conflicted: because it’s exciting to see Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, USA chosen to be on the list of most influential documentaries but more female directed films would have been nice to see be included.
Just Got Lost: on the fabulous interactive website, Spotlight on Broadway, and the 40 videos portraits created by NYWIFT member Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopfs. Go check it out and learn some Broadway Theater history!
Proud To Say: the short documentary, One Last Hug (…And a Few Smooches) directed by Oscar nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky’s, that screened in the NYWIFT Program: Women Calling the Shots at the Hamptons International Film Festival won Audience Award for Best Short Film.
Terry Lawler is the Executive Director of NYWIFT. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.
In 1973 the 13-month Brookside Strike brought almost 200 workers to battle Eastover Coal Company’s Brookside Mine and Prep Plant, a company owned by Duke Power. When filmmaker Barbara Kopple traveled to Harlan County, Kentucky, the resulting Academy award-winning documentary, Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) captured a historic story. We look back on the film, which screens this Sunday, February 25th at UnionDocs.READ MORE
Join the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund at the New York Film Festival: Two Preservation Events
The NYWIFT Women's Film Preservation Fund has two exciting events at the 54th Annual New York Film Festival this week, both a panel and a screening. WFPF Co-Chair Ann Deborah Levy gives us the inside scoop.READ MORE
Barbara Kopple (with headphones) directing Running from Crazy Congratulating: Barbara Kopple on her Primetime Emmy nomination for her documentary Running From Crazy. Admiring: NWWIFT Muse honoree...READ MORE