Currently Browsing: Blinded by the Light

Gurinder Chadha builds career on diversified stories

A rebellious daughter playing football, a Pakistani son of immigrants obsessed with the music of Bruce Springsteen and the final British Viceroy of India. These are characters at the heart of filmmaker Gurinder Chada’s extensive filmography, dating back to her 1993 debut, Bhaji on the Beach

The award-winning director has not only helmed 11 feature films and earned an Order of the British Empire award, but also remains an advocate for women in the male-dominant more.


The Best Women-Directed Films of 2019

Kaitlyn Dever stars as Amy and Beanie Feldstein as Molly in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, an Annapurna Pictures release.

There were so many films released during the past year but the following are among the best women-directed films of 2019.


If there’s one film that I believe will still be talked about in a decade, it’s Booksmart. This is a film that re-defines what female friendship means for a new generation.… read more.


Watch at Home: ‘Blinded by the Light’ & more from female filmmakers

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 11/22/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

  • Blinded by the Light – Gurinder Chadha (director/co-writer)
  • The Knight Before Christmas – Monika Mitchell (director), Cara J.
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‘To the Stars’ among best of the fest from female filmmakers

Now that the 2019 Sundance Film Festival has ended, I’ve had some time to sit down and reflect on the many films that this year’s festival had to offer.

In terms of women-directed or women-written films, the festival had so much to offer. Even taking the indie episodics into account, there are some very talented and funny women who created pilots.… read more.