Currently Browsing: Julia Lasker
I went to see the new Broadway revival of Funny Girl on April 23, which put me at the last matinee performance on the final day of previews…
Then, after Funny Girl opened the next day and all the reviews started coming in, I asked myself: What show did these critics see?
When I went into the theater, I was already a big Beanie Feldstein fan.… read more.
FF2-Sponsored Panel “Bringing in New Voices in a Post-Pandemic Film Industry” at Athena Showcases Two Promising New Artists
Like many things, Athena Film Festival looked completely different this year than it did in past years. The festival took place online, with live panels happening on Zoom.… read more.
It’s shaping up to be an amazing week for female filmmakers. The Golden Globes have just announced their nominees, and for the first time in history, three out of five nominees for best director are women! Not only is this the first time a majority of the directors are women, this is also the first time more than one woman has been nominated in a single year at all.… read more.
Sundance Film Festival, which will take place online and on satellite screenings in select locations across the US, has announced the films it will feature in this year’s festival. This is going to be a good year for female filmmakers: across the full slate of films featured at Sundance this year, 50% (69 out of 139) were directed by one or more women (The full list of films that will be featured can be found here), and 50% of filmmakers across the slate are also people of color.… read more.
The Gotham Awards, hosted by the Independent Film Project (IFP), is on its 30th year now. This year, its nomination list is a win for women. All five nominees for best pictures have female directors:
- The Assistant by Kitty Green
- First Cow by Kelly Reichardt
- Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman
- Nomadland by Chloé Zhao
- Relic by Natalie Erika James