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Façades and Filmmaking in ‘Family Portrait’ from Lucy Kerr

Deragh Campbell as Katy in Family Portrait, directed by Lucy Kerr.

It is hard to believe the first ten minutes of the drama film Family Portrait are choreographed. A seemingly endless litany of characters flit on and offscreen as they parade to the lake in casual chaos – running around, hanging back for a partner, or picking up the dog. Katy, our anchor amid the confusion, pushes everyone forward as the ominous sound of a train builds in the background.read more.

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Revisiting Miranda July’s ‘Me and You and Everyone We Know’

On this day in 2005, Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision—Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival. Miranda’s film, which serves as an early exploration of human connection in the digital age, certainly deserved a prize for originality at the time.… read more.

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Japanese American Filmmaker Discovers Her Mother’s Secrets

Rea Tajiri knew she would eventually lose her mother to dementia. What she didn’t know was how much of her mother she would find.

The unraveling of memories and intimate discoveries of her mother’s inner world that would otherwise be forgotten in a shroud of silence, come to life in Wisdom Gone Wild — an evocative, nostalgic documentary that follows Rea’s 16-year caregiving journey. read more.

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Filmmaker Julia Hart’s Characters are Some of the Best

Seven years ago today was the theatrical release of Miss Stevens, the directorial debut of the incomparable Julia Hart. 

Julia Hart is an American filmmaker known for the complexity, depth, and heart that she brings to every genre (which, for her, spans from young adult musical romance to crime thriller). Raised by James Hart, a Hollywood screenwriter known for his literary adaptations such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and Hook, Julia was exposed to the world of film from a young age.read more.

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FF2 is Celebrating a Year of “Women Talking” with Sarah Polley!

On this day last year Sarah Polley’s film Women Talking debuted at Telluride Film Festival. After taking the world by storm this past year, this anniversary is the perfect reason to celebrate the genius behind the film, Sarah Polley.

The film went on to win the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s Academy Award ceremony.read more.

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Filmmaker Mel Eslyn’s ‘Biosphere’ Blends the Binary

Biosphere is about a strong and unbreakable bond that brings magic, queerness, and science to the screen. The film opens brilliantly with just two men jogging around a geodesic dome roughly the size of a one bedroom apartment, arguing passionately about the dynamic between Nintendo characters Mario and Luigi.read more.

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