Susan Sontag, Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, 2002, chromogenic print. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz (via The Australian).
Reflecting on: Susan Sontag’s thoughts on stereotypes and their negative impact on culture, highlighted this week by Maria Popova on Brain Pickings.
Surprised but satisfied by: the inclusion of five women in Variety’s annual 10 Directors to Watch list. I’m not the only one!
Taking the opportunity: to look back at the history of female animators at Disney, in light of Frozen’s box office success. The feature marks the first female directorial credit from Disney Animation (Jennifer Lee), but women have played key roles in the studio’s history since its early years.
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.
NYWIFT @ Tribeca: In Conversation with Filmmaker Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane’s "My Love Affair With Marriage" is a brilliant animated film for a decidedly adult audience. It’s a semi-autobiographical musical exploration of love, sex, romance, and gender as viewed through the lens of neurochemistry – not your average animated love story! New York Women in Film & Television was proud to present Baumane with a NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant for the film, and even prouder to then see it premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Festival! We sat down with Signe to discuss her wildly inventive, intelligent, and very fun film.READ MORE
Opinion: Hank Azaria apologized for playing Apu on ‘The Simpsons.’ I accept.
"As an Indian American actress, for me the shadow of Apu loomed larger in my life than I realized." NYWIFT Member Mellini Kantayya offers her take on the controversial "Simpsons" character - and subsequent fallout - in an insightful op-ed published in The Washington Post.READ MORE
What’s in Your Toolkit: Kristin Reiber Harris
Artist, animator, and educator Kristin Reiber Harris shares with us what's in her animation toolkit, and how she's staying centered while sheltering in place during COVID-19.READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: 2017 Preview, Women Animators, Melina Matsoukas
2017 Preview: Onward and upward! Women and Hollywood and Film School Rejects have both compiled great lists of films by and about women to look...READ MORE