Julia Lasker 50 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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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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Director Lynn Shelton Finds Humor, Humanity in Vast Body of Work

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com.

Lynn Shelton is an accomplished writer and director who has been gracing us with wonderful films since 2008. She is also powerful in the television scene, having directed episodes for many well-known TV series including New Girl, The Mindy Project, Shameless and The Good Place.read more.

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Julia’s SWAN Day 2020: Music

If you didn’t love Taylor Swift before, Miss Americana, paired with the Reputation tour, is almost guaranteed to change your mind.
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Women’s History Month: 3 political Docs to Stream on Netflix before the Election

In the time of COVID-19, it’s easy to feel completely out of control. Articles sweep across our timelines warning us that the virus may plague us for weeks, months, even years. Death tolls rise every day. Our jobs are at risk. Our social lives feel like they’re deteriorating. In the (only slightly exaggerated) words of myself and those around me, “The world is on fire.”read more.

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Julia’s Athena: The Trials, Tribulations, and Treasures of being a Woman

My Athena this year was the most emotional, but also the most rewarding, Athena yet. 

On Friday afternoon, I headed up to Barnard after seeing Wendy at Angelika Film Center with some fellow FF2 team members. I was aglow from the film I’d just saw (I’ve written a full review that’s available on the site!) and ready to see what other wonderful things the festival would bring.read more.

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It’s Not Too Late to Experience the Joy of ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’

‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’, a film about the birth, development and lasting impact of the iconic ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ musical and featuring FF2’s own Jan Lisa Huttner, is in theaters now! Here is a word from a few of FF2’s contributors on why this film is worth watching: 

Brigid: Max Lewkowicz and Valerie Thomas’ Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles tells the origin story of the timeless musical, still in production around the world.… read more.

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