Julia Lasker 82 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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Social Justice Auteur: A Celebration of the Work of Ava DuVernay

Social Justice Auteur: A Celebration of the Work of Ava DuVernay

By FF2 Intern Julia Lasker

Ava DuVernay is a filmmaker that, in 2020, you need to know. She began creating films in 2010 and since then has become a historic name in the cinematic world. She was the first Black woman to win an award for Best Director at Sundance and to direct an Oscar-nominated Best Picture film.read more.

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Dynamic Duos of Dames: A Celebration of the Work of Susanna Fogel

Dynamic Duos of Dames: A Celebration of the Work of Susanna Fogel

Susanna Fogel is a wonderful screenwriter and director, probably best known for her most recent film, Booksmart, a comedy directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Beanie Feldstein and Katelyn Dever, nominated for a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, and for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.… read more.

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Dynamic Duos of Dames: A Celebration of the Work of Susanna Fogel

Susanna Fogel is a wonderful screenwriter and director, probably best known for her most recent film, Booksmart, a comedy directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Beanie Feldstein and Katelyn Dever, nominated for a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, and for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.… read more.

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The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally)

The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally)

In many sectors of society right now, it feels like we may finally be reaching a point of progress in battles we’ve been fighting for centuries. The Oscars’ 2020 initiative to be more inclusive is no exception. read more.

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Documentaries You Can Watch Today to Educate Yourself on Black Lives Matter

As a community at FF2, we are devastated by the tragic events that have occurred in the past month, and over centuries before that. We want to honor and remember George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sandra Bland, Chantel Moor, Elijah McClain, Erik Salgado, Layleen Polanco, Atatiana Jefferson, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and the many, many other victims of police brutality and anti-Black racism. read more.

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Lynn Shelton’s films made you Laugh In the Moment, Think for Days, Remember Forever

I can’t believe I’m writing this piece. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Lynn Shelton, urging people to support her work and help her succeed as a filmmaker. I went on and on about how wonderful I thought she was. On May 16, she died from a blood disorder at the age of 54. She had so much ahead of her. She was a bisexual woman who made it as a beloved and successful film director.… read more.

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