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Golden Globes: Lily Gladstone, Ali Wong & 9 More Wins for Women!

2023 was deemed by many as “the year of the woman,” with the Barbie movie and Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour dominating the cultural scene. On the whole, this year’s Golden Globe Awards (held on Sunday, January 7th) certainly did recognize the significant achievements of women, although the opening monologue included some disappointing jokes at the expense of women… dissing, in particular, the creators of Barbie.read more.

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We Remember Stacy Title’s Commitment to Filmmaking

Today, FF2 celebrates director Stacy Title on the sixth anniversary of the release of The Bye Bye Man. The 2017 horror film finds Stacy directing a group of young people through a terrifying nightmare. Though perhaps her most well-known project, Stacy’s talents go far past The Bye Bye Man. She also frequently worked as a screenwriter and producer, as well as directed successful comedies and shorts.read more.

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Filmmaker Quinn Shephard: An Old Soul who Captures Youth

On this day in 2017  the film Blame was released. A teenage psychological drama about a student’s intense admiration for her drama teacher, this film was the directorial debut of Quinn Shephard. Impressively, Quinn wrote, directed, and starred in this film, while also funding its production with a part of her college fund, at just twenty years old.read more.

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It’s December: Time to Watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ :-)

With Christmas approaching, Tim Burton fans may well be watching Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. What they may not know, however, is that the person behind the screenplays for both of these films is our SWAN of the Day: Caroline Thompson. 

Caroline is an author, screenwriter, and director, who may be best known for her collaborations with Tim Burton, however, her career expands before and after Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas; Caroline has decades of fantastic storytelling under her belt. read more.

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Filmmaker Inés Bortagaray Sees the World with Fresh Eyes

On this day in 2019, the film Invisible Life was released in theaters. A drama about a pair of sisters kept apart by a huge lie, the film was described by FF2 contributor Bea Viri as “a tale about two resilient women who show adversity by simply continuing to exist while being beaten down by the patriarchy.” Invisible Life was written by Inés Bortagaray. read more.

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Humanity & Community Form the Heart of ‘Cats of Malta’

Before I was born, my mother had a cat with long black fur and green eyes. She had many cats, but those who are familiar with cats know what it means when a cat is really ‘yours’. The day she brought me home from the hospital, the cat took one look at me, a quick sniff, and from then on she didn’t leave my side. My mother lost her cat of years to someone who just showed up on this earth. read more.

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