Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson at the 2014 National Board of Review Awards Gala. Photo via National Board of Review.
Relishing every frame: in this montage of strong female stories, voices, and leadership. It must be the just-released trailer for the Athena Film Festival, which runs February 6 – 9 at Barnard College.
Exchanging kudos should always be: as spot-on, elegant, and hilarious as Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review Gala last Tuesday. The event’s Best Actress Award presenter and honoree, respectively, included enough razor-sharp feminist musings (from Walt Disney’s sexist and racist tendencies, to roles for female actors) to keep me laughing all weekend.
Feeling déjà vu about: the question of nudity on the HBO show Girls. I’m proud to see Lena Dunham, the show’s creator, dismiss the idea that women’s bodies on screen have to be titillating to men.
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in for her picks every Tuesday.
Terry’s Picks: Victoria Alonso, Paul Feig, that’swhatshesaid
Congrats, Victoria: 2015 NYWIFT Muse honoree Victoria Alonso is the first woman to receive the Advanced Imaging Society’s Harold Lloyd Award, which is presented to...READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: February 18, 2014
Noted art forger Mark Landis (Photo by Shane Lavalette, courtesy of Art and Craft) TAKING A TRIP THROUGH: history, with Glamour’s The 75 Most Important Women of the...READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: February 11, 2014
(Building a Robot, from the new Getty collection whose proceeds benefit LeanIn.Org by Peter Cade/Iconica/Getty) PORING OVER: this wonderful list of grants and resources for filmmakers!...READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: February 4, 2014
Image via Fox Searchlight. Looking forward to: the NYC premiere of Amma Asante’s Belle at the Athena Film Festival on Thursday! The film is a fictionalized...READ MORE