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Rea Tajiri knew she would eventually lose her mother to dementia. What she didn’t know was how much of her mother she would find.
The unraveling of memories and intimate discoveries of her mother’s inner world that would otherwise be forgotten in a shroud of silence, come to life in Wisdom Gone Wild — an evocative, nostalgic documentary that follows Rea’s 16-year caregiving journey. … read more.
Of all the issues dividing the United States in 2023, immigration tops the list. So, it’s not surprising that many filmmakers have viewed this perennially relevant topic as a rich source of storytelling for decades. Now, director Kevin Casanova Abrams—in collaboration with screenwriter Claire Audrey Aguayo—adds one more heartbreaking account to that list with Marisol (a coming-of-age film that is set to take on the big screen on September 1).… read more.
Many of us are all too familiar with watching the intrigues and intricacies of monarchies on screen—the dichotomy between treason and loyalty, the convoluted politics, the legacies of queens and kings—often reserved for European historical fiction. Streaming platforms are rife with white-centric tales like The Tudors and The Crown among others.… read more.
With its plethora of premieres and international miscellany of dance films, this year’s 51st Dance on Camera Festival (DOC) promises to be admirably eclectic as always. What’s even more intriguing though, is the sizable number of women-directed films featured in this edition’s lineup.
Presented by Dance Films Association (DFA) and Film at Lincoln Center (FLC), the four-day festival—which happens to be the longest-running dance film festival in the world—runs from February 10 to 13, and features 13 programs with a total of 30 new films (selected from over 290 submissions) representing 35 countries. … read more.
A pregnant widow steals silver from a dead body in order to survive and feed her daughter. A woman suffocates from a goiter in the mountains and reflects more on life than on death. Two young female survivors of sexual abuse refuse to be silenced. These are the powerful stories of Sámi women (indigenous to Northern Scandinavian) as told through the skillful lens of the tribe’s female directors at the 5th annual Sámi Film Festival.… read more.
Six women artists are among 25 people selected by the MacArthur Foundation to receive prestigious 2022 MacArthur fellowships (known as ‘genius grants’) in recognition of their extraordinary creativity and promise to advance the future of their fields.
These six women whose pioneering work brings insight and inspiration — a literary historian, a plant ecologist, three musicians, and an architect — will each receive $800,000, a no-strings-attached award as an investment in their potential.… read more.