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The Genius of Diablo Cody: From Juno to Lisa Frankenstein

Lisa Frankenstein, written by Diablo Cody, came out in theaters a couple of weeks ago. A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who falls in love with a young man come back to life, this film is the epitome of what Diablo Cody does best—it is a campy and funny, yet genuinely impactful, story of a young woman navigating the world.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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It’s December: Time to Watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ :-)

With Christmas approaching, Tim Burton fans may well be watching Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. What they may not know, however, is that the person behind the screenplays for both of these films is our SWAN of the Day: Caroline Thompson. 

Caroline is an author, screenwriter, and director, who may be best known for her collaborations with Tim Burton, however, her career expands before and after Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas; Caroline has decades of fantastic storytelling under her belt. 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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The Riotous Partnership of Jen Tullock & Hannah Pearl Ott

On this day in 2019, Before You Know It, a comedy about a dysfunctional pair of sisters, was released in theaters. That makes today the perfect day to celebrate the longstanding collaboration of the dynamic duo at the heart of the film, Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt!

Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt are both actors and filmmakers whose collaboration began with the 2015 comedic short film Partners, which they wrote together.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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