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Jean Seberg, an American actress who became the face of French New Wave cinema, was a groundbreaking star as well as an activist who was targeted by the FBI for her support of the Black Panthers. On her birthday, we celebrate her impact on film history and the 1960s as a whole.
Seberg was born in Iowa and made her film debut as the titular Joan of Arc in Otto Preminger’s Saint Joan, although she has been public about not having a good experience on set.… read more.
FF2 is pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new series: SWAN of the Day! In recognition of all of the amazing women artists out there, we will be celebrating someone new on special days. Stay tuned to learn about visual artists, performing artists, literary artists, applied artists, and beyond!
We are also thrilled to introduce Anna Nappi, who will be celebrating these women artists.… read more.
As many of our regular readers surely know, the FF2 Media team used to meet up in Manhattan every Friday to catch all of the new films written or directed by women that were released each week. These Fridays were full of spirited discussion, lots of espresso, and many hurried trips up and down town. For FF2 team members, these mad Friday dashes were affectionately known as “The Runaround.”… read more.
At this point, we are fatigued from hearing about the millions of ways that the pandemic has thrown our lives into disarray. Whether it is staring at a computer screen for 10 hours a day, ordering groceries online, or struggling to see family and friends, this past year has certainly
As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dayna Hagewood describes change over time from the 1920s to the 1990s. Conclusion? Despite some essential albeit cringe-worthy plot elements, Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely worth the watch in 2021.
Written by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski (and directed by Jon Avnet), Fried Green Tomatoes–released in 1991–tracks two central relationships between women of different eras as they navigate the many facets of 20th century life in the American South.… read more.