Posted by: Laurie
on Jul 15, 2010
Joan Rivers is a polarizing figure in popular culture. Some see her as a boundary-busting comedy pioneer whose tenure as guest host on The Tonight Show opened doors for every woman in the industry who came after her. Others simply regard her as a crass and elitist plastic-surgery casualty whose red-carpet diatribes and mean-spirited barbs have worn out their welcome. But whatever side of the fence you’re on, watching the ... Read More
Posted by: Catie Colliton
on Jul 02, 2010
Thanks go to Feministing for bringing this awesome little documentary that a bunch of school-age kids did on gender stereotyping! Way to go mini Judith Butlers— you've restored our faith in future generations. Also, a special thanks to brilliant parents and teachers who encourage their kids to question social norms!
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Posted by: Emily Rems
on Jun 30, 2010
I didn’t discover the great filmmaker Agnès Varda; she discovered me, staring at the posters in the window of her editing suite on the Rue Daguerre in Paris. A tiny, quizzical old lady, she approached, smiling and asked, “Have you discovered something interesting?” Indeed I had! “La Varda” is one of the brilliant filmmakers to have emerged from the French “nouvelle vague.” In over ... Read More
Posted by: Kelly McClure
on Nov 06, 2009
So what have you been up to for the past few years of your life? Did you happen to make a massively important documentary that explores the controversy over what the Bible has to say about homosexuality being a sin? NO? Well Chicago filmmaker Ky Dickens did.
For the past few years, Ky and Producer/PR lady Kristen Kaza traveled from city to small town, to armpit of the world in order to interview common folk and religious leaders from ... Read More