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 Robin Wright’s performance in A Most Wanted Man. Phillip Seymour Hoffman also gives a stunning last performance in the film.
Agreeing; with Melissa Silverstein’s Open Letter to Sony Chief Amy Pascal encouraging her to hire a women director for the female superhero movie in the Spider-man franchise.
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks.
Terry’s Picks: KitSplit Mentors, Superhero Study, Confidence Gap
KitSplit Mentors: Our friends at KitSplit are offering free coaching sessions for women in film and video. Superhero Study: A new study from BBC America...READ MORE
The Brookside Women’s Club of Harlan County
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
#SummerHours: Book to Screen…and Back Again: Wonder Woman (and Her Secret History)
What do the lie detector, women’s suffrage, bondage, polyamory, Margaret Sanger, and Family Circle magazine have in common with one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters? Find out in today's #SummerHours!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