Julia Lasker 94 posts
As an associate for FF2 Media, Julia writes reviews and features for films made by women. She is currently a senior at Barnard College studying Psychology. Outside of FF2, her interests include acting, creative writing, thrift shopping, crafting, and making and eating baked goods. Julia has been at FF2 for almost 4 years, and loves the company and its mission dearly.

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Elizabeth McBride’s perfect costumes grace many iconic films of the nineties

When Driving Miss Daisy was released on this day in 1989, it was a hit amongst critics and audiences alike, and became a classic. The film was applauded for its incredible performances by both principal actors, and there’s no doubt that the costumes helped their characters come alive. The costuming for Driving Miss Daisy was one of the earliest successes of costume designer Elizabeth McBride. read more.

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Academy Award Nominee Sarah Polley: Acclaim for ‘Women Talking’

Women Talking, a film written and directed by Sarah Polley, was just nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2023 Academy Awards. The film is receiving much-deserved attention for the incredible story it tells. Of course, it was all made possible by Sarah Polley. 

Sarah Polley is well known for her directing projects, but her success began years before that.read more.

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Filmmaker Dawn Porter’s Docs Combine Empathy and Education

On this day in 2016, the timely and important documentary, Trapped, was released in theaters. Trapped was directed and produced by the brilliant documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter. 

Dawn’s directorial debut came out with a bang with the hard-hitting and critically acclaimed documentary, Gideon’s Army.read more.

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Olivia Sterling Depicts Modern Racial Issues in Bright Colors

On the anniversary of the opening day of Olivia Sterling’s exhibition Yowl, we’re celebrating this important artist! 

Olivia is a British artist known for her hard-hitting messages delivered in a colorful, picture-book style. As a Black woman, she uses her art to address issues of race in the UK. Another signature element of her style is something you might not see right away; little letters ‘B’ and ‘W’, to symbolize the labeling and compartmentalizing of people of different skin tones that she observes. read more.

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No Apologies! Filmmaker Ashley O’Shay Tells Important Stories

Two years ago today, Ashley O’Shay came out with her first feature film, Unapologetic, making today the perfect day to celebrate this incredible filmmaker! 

Before venturing into writing and directing, Ashley was a director of photography and producer, primarily working in commercials. She produced and shot advertisements for many big companies such as Nike, Lifetime, and Dr.read more.

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Adrienne Rich’s Radicalism Evolves with her Identity

On the publication anniversary of the poetry collection Midnight Salvage (1999), we’re celebrating the influential poet Adrienne Rich! 

Adrienne Rich was an American essayist, feminist and poet, known for being politically outspoken in her writing, particularly about gender and sexuality. She published her first poetry collection, A Change of World, during her last year of college when she was just 22. read more.

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