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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.

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Filmmaker Dawn Porter’s Docs Combine Empathy and Education

On this day in 2016, the timely and important documentary, Trapped, was released in theaters. Trapped was directed and produced by the brilliant documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter. 

Dawn’s directorial debut came out with a bang with the hard-hitting and critically acclaimed documentary, Gideon’s Army.read more.

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Erica Tremblay’s Stories Stay Close to Home

Happy birthday, Erica Tremblay! Today we’re celebrating this fantastic writer and director. 

A member of the Seneca-Cayuga tribe based in Oklahoma, Erica identifies as Indigenous as well as queer. Incorporating her identity into her work, Erica is always aiming to tell stories that have been historically marginalized. read more.

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Star-studded ‘Call Your Mother’ doc finds the funny for Mother’s Day

Every comedian has the bit they tell about their mothers, and producer Caroline Hirsch has fleshed out that bit into an entire documentary, Call Your Mother. Founder/Owner of famed comedy club Carolines on Broadway & the New York Comedy Festival, Hirsch talks to FF2 Media about her career of producing star-studded comedy shows, as well as what it was like to delve into heavy childhood material with the people who lighten things up for us. read more.

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It’s Not Too Late to Experience the Joy of ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’

‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’, a film about the birth, development and lasting impact of the iconic ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ musical and featuring FF2’s own Jan Lisa Huttner, is in theaters now! Here is a word from a few of FF2’s contributors on why this film is worth watching: 

Brigid: Max Lewkowicz and Valerie Thomas’ Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles tells the origin story of the timeless musical, still in production around the world.… read more.

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