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Remembering Legendary Documentarian, Nancy Buirski

Today, on the first anniversary of her documentary Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy’s release, FF2 is proud to spotlight Nancy Buirski! An acclaimed director, producer, and writer, Nancy was not only a talented documentarian, but a pillar of the indie film community. Though sadly Nancy passed away last year, just after Desperate Soul’s release, we remember her today for her commitment to sharing powerful stories which may otherwise have gone untold.read more.

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Keeping the Legend of X-Rated ‘Midnight Cowboy’ Alive

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.

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FYC ’17: Jan Lisa Huttner

Dear AMPAS: FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner asks you to consider these fourteen films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016) for Oscar nominations next month.

(Note that this list is dated 12/1/16 & will be updated after 12/31/16.)

Jan’s Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (Yes!read more.

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