Currently Browsing: Brigid Presecky

Danish Filmmaker Susanne Bier Leads with Strength & Tenacity

Five years ago today, Bird Box was released in theaters. This gripping psychological thriller about a mother determined to get her children to safety during an apocalypse, this film could only have been made by someone with equal amounts of strength and gumption as Sandra Bullock’s character in the film.read more.

CONTINUE READING

Filmmaker Jennifer Reeder Brings Genres Into the Future

On this day in 2019, the film Knives and Skin was released in theaters. Described by FF2 contributor Brigid Presecky as “Riverdale meets Carrie,” this high-school thriller is a punchy and entertaining mystery, all the while being inclusive with a diverse cast and LGBTQ+ characters; it’s everything a teen movie fan could want.read more.

CONTINUE READING

Documentary Filmmaker Amy Berg: Witness to Injustice

Eight years ago today, Janis: Little Girl Blue released to U.S. theaters. The documentary follows the life of acclaimed singer-songwriter and rock star Janis Joplin. Through archival footage mixed with powerful narration by Cat Powers (a contemporary woman rocker), the director takes her viewers on a journey into the legend of one of the most celebrated rock and roll icons.read more.

CONTINUE READING

Filmmaker Lana Wilson Captures the Humanity in Every Subject

On this day three years ago, Miss Americana became available to stream on Netflix. This documentary was an up-close and personal view of Taylor Swift, who had been in the public eye for over a decade, but had never gotten to properly tell her story (that is, outside of her music). 

Miss Americana gave Taylor the space to explore the struggles, both personally and publicly, that she had faced as a person who found fame so early in her life.read more.

CONTINUE READING

FF2 Media Cleans Up At Illinois Women’s Press Association Contest

Our very own Nikoleta Morales, Georgi Presecky, and Brigid Presecky have all won big at the 2019 Illinois Women’s Press Association Contest! The awards presented yearly by the IWPA are a boost to any journalist’s career, so we’re glad these lovely ladies have been honored this year.… read more.

CONTINUE READING

NYFF ’19 to Feature Only Six Films by Women

The 57th Annual New York Film Festival will feature 29 films on their main slate – six from female directors, making up 20 percent of the lineup. Running from September 27 through October 13 at Film at Lincoln Center, the festival’s lineup includes films from directors Kelly Reichardt, Agnes Varda, Celine Sciamma, Mati Diop, Justine Triet and Angela Schanelec.read more.

CONTINUE READING