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Marilyn Bergman/Barbra Streisand: Melding Hearts, Minds & Voices

Today, January 8, 2022 – on the second anniversary of her death at age 93 – we remember songwriter Marilyn Bergman.

Marilyn (almost always in collaboration with her husband Alan) is responsible for some of the greatest song lyrics in film history. Throughout their long career, Alan & Marilyn also collaborated with powerhouse composers such as Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand, and, most significantly, with songstress Barbra Streisand.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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Chicago Artist Annie Lee: Her Legacy Lives On

Annie Lee, an internationally-renowned artist and civil rights advocate, passed away 9 years ago on this day, but her legacy of iconic artwork depicting African American life lives on. Ever since she took the art world by storm during her first gallery show in 1985 – when her artwork sold out in just four hours – Annie Lee has been a central and celebrated figure in the industry.read more.

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Ethel Smyth: Trailblazing Composer & Committed Feminist

In honor of the USA’s 52nd annual Women’s Equality Day, I’d like to introduce you to Ethel Smyth, an English composer who is currently enjoying a revival of interest here in the UK.

It’s a wonder to me that Ethel’s name isn’t a staple in more households, not just in music, but also in written works, and very importantly, in connection with the Suffragette movement in the early 1900s.read more.

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Julia Reichert’s Historical Documentaries Make History

To celebrate the release of American Factory on this day in 2019, we’re taking a look back at its director Julia Reichert’s incredible career. 

Julia Reichert was an American filmmaker and activist. In the late sixties, Julia began her lifelong involvement with interviewing and storytelling, and with feminism.read more.

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Loretta Lynn: Celebrating an American Icon on July 4th

Today, FF2 Media begins a new tradition. In honor of July 4th—America’s Independence Day—we are naming our first “American Icon,” FF2’s annual tribute to an extraordinary woman artist who passed into history in the year preceding. Our first American Icon is Country Music Superstar Loretta Lynn shown above with President Barack Obama on the day she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (our nation’s highest civilian honor).… read more.

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