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Incredibly eloquent, funny, and honest, Kirsten Tan is a fantastic artist. Not only is she making poignant and artistically interesting films, she’s making huge strides in the industry for women, and minority women. Tan’s work swept through New York this summer with the release of Pop Aye, and now is sweeping through Europe, and we are happy to say that she’s sweeping the awards.… read more.
Ann Hui, award-winning filmmaker from Hong Kong, is one of the women added to the AMPAS Directors Branch this month. Our Time Will Come is her new feature. Here’s what we think!
FF2’s Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky:
Director Ann Hui’s third feature goes on an atypical journey with “Lan,” (Zhou Xun) a quiet leader who takes on an important role in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong during the 1940s.… read more.
Kirsten Tan is a talented director and writer. She grew up in Singapore, but has lived in many different places such as Korea and Thailand, and her current home in Brooklyn. It was during her travels in Thailand where she found inspiration for her current feature, Pop Aye.
Lindsy M. Bissonnette (LMB): What’s it like being at Film Forum for your own film?… read more.
In May of 1977, Star Wars, written and directed by George Lucas was released. It was the first film of the many-part space-opera that takes place in the past (despite the vast technological advantages). It starred Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinnes, and of course, the beloved late Carrie Fisher as “Princess Leia.”… read more.
By FF2 Contributor Lindsy M. Bissonnette
Filmmaker Melinda Janko has always been attracted to stories about “the triumph of the human spirit” and her work on 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight For Justice is no exception. Ms. Janko’s dedication and passion is evident in the deeply moving and disturbing story of Elouise Cobell’s fearlessness while taking on the United States government in the largest class action lawsuit in history.… read more.
FF2 Associate Lindsy M. Bissonnette asks you to consider these six films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016). Note that this list was created in November & will be updated after December 31, 2016.
My Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (2)
- Ghostbusters (Writer Katie Dippold)
- Wild Oats (Writer Claudia Myers)
My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)
- Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (Writer/Director Deborah Riley Draper)
- Equal Means Equal (Writers Kamala Lopez and Gini Sikes, Director Kamala Lopez)
My Favorite Foreign Language Films of 2016 (2)
- 3000 Layla also known as 3000 Nights (Writer/Director Mai Masri)
- Mon Roi also known as My King (Writer/Director Maïwenn)
Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures… read more.