Currently Browsing: female documentary filmmaker
On this day in 2016, School Life, a heartwarming documentary about the last remaining boarding school for primary age children in Ireland, was released in theaters. This film was directed by Neasa Ní Chianáin, whose career has included many gems, including this one.
Neasa Ní Chianáin is an Irish documentary filmmaker whose work has ranged from controversial to beloved.… read more.
Today FF2 will be highlighting the work of director Gail Freedman, best known for her documentary Too Hot to Trot. Released on this day in 2018, Too Hot to Trot follows two sets of dance partners through the joyful, fast-paced world of queer ballroom dance.
Gail Freedman’s career defies any one particular interest.… read more.
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.
Five years ago today was the US release of A Whale of a Tale, a fascinating and well-made documentary about the whaling industry in Taiji, Japan, created by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki.
Megumi Sasaki is a filmmaker and author. Born and raised in Japan, Megumi moved to New York City when she was 26. She began her career as a journalist, working in both Japanese television and print.… read more.
Four years ago today, the documentary One Child Nation, by Nanfu Wang, was released in the US. One Child Nation is a rich and moving film about the aftermath of China’s one-child policy and a true testament to Nanfu Wang’s power as a filmmaker.
Nanfu Wang’s path to filmmaking is uniquely inspiring. Born in a small rural village in Jiangxi Province, China, Nanfu felt alienated from her peers because she had a younger brother, while most of her classmates were only children as a result of the one-child policy.… read more.
Many films considered “classics” still hold a place in the annals of film, but Midnight Cowboy stands alone. A humble film with a down and dirty plot, Midnight Cowboy secures its staying power through nuance and subtext.
The only X-rated film to ever win an Academy Award (three, in fact), Midnight Cowboy shocked audiences with far from glamorous sexual scenes, yet it appeared at a time when film-goers were in need of a shock to the system.… read more.