Currently Browsing: The Perfect Candidate
FF2 Media always spends a long weekend of February at the Athena Film Festival, checking out the best of what the feminist film scene has to offer and spreading the word about our international initiative Swan Day! One of the things I appreciate most about the Athena Film Festival is their choice of location–while the festival happens at Columbia because one of the founders taught at Barnard, I’m still always grateful to this coincidence whenever I get to spend a weekend pretending to be a Gossip Girl character up in that patrician part of town.… read more.
This year’s Sundance Film Festival featured 48 percent of films (in competition) made by women, from features to shorts to documentaries.
The Perfect Candidate directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, follows Maryam, a young Saudi doctor, who runs for city council after the male incumbent repeatedly ignores her request to fix the muddy road leading to her clinic.… read more.