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Jeanie Finlay’s Your Fat Friend Devours Anti-Fat Bias

When it comes to the multi-billion dollar diet and wellness industry, the emperor has no clothes. Foisted on a tenuous bed of lies that feeds on the insecurity of those living in modern day society, a hierarchy exists deeming some bodies more worthy of respect than others. Such is the driving force of Jeanie Finlay’s biographical documentary of Aubrey Gordon in Your Fat Friend.read more.

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DGA Winner Alma Har’el Subverts What Film Can Be

Four years ago today, the bewitching film Honey Boy was released in the USA to instant critical acclaim. Honey Boy’s success is in its intimacy. The plot, already delicately personal, was elevated by the striking talent of its director. Honey Boy was not director Alma Har’el’s first feature film, nor her first success.read more.

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The Past Haunts Ellie Foumbi’s Film ‘Our Father, The Devil’

Our Father, the Devil is an impressive debut feature from writer/director Ellie Foumbi. It is a novel and forceful look at the complex moralities that surround violence and moral redemption, with stellar performances and carefully crafted filmmaking. 

The film begins with many moments of hope for the main character, Marie (played by Babetida Sadjo).read more.

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Gabriella Moses Wins TFF’s 2023 Nora Ephron Award

Boca Chica won the Tribeca Film Festival’s 11th Annual “Nora Ephron Award” for female filmmakers, the first win for a filmmaker from the Dominican Republic. This beautiful film was a collaborative creative partnership of women to bring to the screen the complicated lives of teenage girls in a beach community near Santo Domingo (the Dominican Republic’s capital).… read more.

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Happy Birthday to Nora Ephron, Architect of Her Own New York City

On this day in 1941, Nora Ephron was born in New York City. Though she was raised in Beverly Hills, over the course of her lifetime—right up until her death in 2012—Nora’s name would grow synonymous with that of the town in which she was born. As a filmmaker, writer, and journalist, Nora’s most lasting success was her ability to bring New York City to life.read more.

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“Huesera,” Winner of 10th Annual Nora Ephron Award, Now Streaming

Mexican writer/director Michelle Garza Cervera won the 10th Annual Nora Ephron Award for first-time female filmmakers at the 21st Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) with her debut ‘horror’ film Huesera. The New York City fest screened June 8–19, 2022 in person, and selections streamed online through July 3.… read more.

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