Julia Lasker 191 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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The Historical Connection Between Jane Addams & Kristin Lems

Today is Jane Addams Day in Illinois! In celebration, we’re taking look at the career of the fabulous musician, Kristin Lems, whose life and work is inextricably linked with Jane’s. 

Kristin Lems is a singer-songwriter, feminist, author,  and educator. Born in Evanston (Illinois), Kristin studied music from a young age, performing in choruses and orchestras.read more.

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Environmental Muralist Mona Caron is an Extraordinary “Artivist”

Today is the anniversary of the unveiling of the Duboce Bikeway Mural, a 6,000 square foot mural painted on buildings adjacent to the first street segment of San Francisco to be converted into a bike path. The painting celebrates the city’s reduced carbon footprint as it makes biking more accessible; it depicts a biker’s route from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean, with homages to alternative transportation activists and movements throughout.read more.

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Filmmaker Jennifer Reeder Brings Genres Into the Future

On this day in 2019, the film Knives and Skin was released in theaters. Described by FF2 contributor Brigid Presecky as “Riverdale meets Carrie,” this high-school thriller is a punchy and entertaining mystery, all the while being inclusive with a diverse cast and LGBTQ+ characters; it’s everything a teen movie fan could want.read more.

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Celebrating Lucinda Coxon’s Triumphant Film ‘The Danish Girl’

On this day in 2015, The Danish Girl was released in theaters. A biographical romance about a trans woman who received one of the first gender-affirming surgeries ever, this film was created by the artistic and sensitive mind of Lucinda Coxon. 

Lucinda Coxon is an English playwright and screenwriter, known for telling comedic contemporary stories as well as riveting historical tales.read more.

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Susan Coyne Writes Cozy Stories Perfect for Winter Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start making our lists of holiday films to watch and checking them twice. Six years ago today, The Man Who Invented Christmas was released in theaters. That makes today the perfect day to revisit this cozy Christmas film and the woman who invented it, Susan Coyne. read more.

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Filmmaker Lynn Roth Revisits History With New Lenses

Happy birthday, Lynn Roth! Today is the perfect day to celebrate this incredible writer and producer. 

Born in New York City in 1952, Lynn has been taking part in the creation of quality films and television series since the seventies. She began as a TV writer. In her first endeavor, she wrote episodes for The Sandy Duncan Show, a sit-com starring film actress and Broadway performer Sandy Duncan as a young, single woman working at an advertising firm.read more.

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