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Indie Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt: Always Grounded in the Real World

One year ago, on this day, Showing Up made its USA debut at the New York Film Festival, marking filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s fourth collaboration with actress Michelle Williams. To celebrate the release of the intimate, inspiring film, we’re looking back at the career of its equally-inspiring director.read more.

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Savannah Knoop and Queer Performance

The next queer artist that FF2 is celebrating this Pride Month is sculptor, writer, and filmmaker Savannah Knoop, best known for portraying the public persona of JT LeRoy, a literary hoax.

Savannah was born in San Francisco in 1981 to a family of artists, their mother being both an artist and acupuncturist and their father working as a documentary filmmaker.read more.

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DuVernay, Dern honored at Gotham Awards

The 29th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were held Dec. 2, featuring a myriad of female winners. This kickoff to awards season featured not only tributes to legendary women in film Ava DuVernay and Laura Dern, but a number of awards for female filmmakers for their outstanding achievement in 2019.

The Mustang director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre was named winner of the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award.read more.

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Richard Attenborough: Jurassic Park

Jarrod Emerson’s tribute to Richard Attenborough

Part 4: Jurassic Park (1993)

After focusing exclusively on his directorial career for over a decade, Richard Attenborough stepped back in front of the camera, when Steven Spielberg cast him in the mega-hit, Jurassic Park. Attenborough portrays billionaire industrialist, John Hammond, creator of a ground-breaking, island theme park.read more.

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99 HOMES

Stunningly effective drama about the very real effects of the 2008 recession/housing crisis on ordinary Americans. Set in Orlando, Florida = one of the most hard-hit states. (JLH: 5/5. RBM: 4.5/5.)

Rave by Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner

Can there be higher praise in 2015 than to turn to one’s partner as the credits roll and whisper: “I feel like I just saw the sequel to The Godfather Part II — the real Part II!”… read more.

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