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52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #19 Vuelven (Tigers are not afraid) (2017) [Mexico] Written by Issa Lopez

52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #19 Vuelven (Tigers are not afraid) (2018) Mexico Written by Issa  by Lopez Review by Kristina Leath-Malin Vuelven (Tigers Are Not Afraid) is the most hauntingly beautiful Ghost Story from writer/director Issa Lopez who channels not only a poetic truth of drug wars through children’s eyes, but also loss with such…
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52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #14. What Happened Miss Simone (2015) [USA] – Liz Garbus

52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #14. What Happened Miss Simone (2015) U.S.A. Liz Garbus   Hands down, this documentary opening is the most captivating, that I’ve ever seen. Many artist claim to give themselves to the audience but here we are observed by Nina! Are we worthy of her performance? We wait in silence as she…
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52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #12. Mustang (2015) [Turkey/France] – Deniz Gamze Ergüven

52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #12. Mustang (2014) Turkey/Russia/France – Deniz Gamze Ergüven   Mustang is a moving tale about a group of sisters stuck in a traditionalist Turkish environment as they long for modernity. At the end of the school year 5 sisters frolic with classmates unaware of the events to follow. Upon returning to…
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52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #11. 13 (2016) [USA] – Ava DuVernay

52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #11. 13 (2016) U.S.A. – Ava DuVernay We just want to make (money) America Great Again.   Ava DuVernay and her team have done a phenomenal job at showing the bias and the corporate greed in America’s Justice system. The experts that she’s interviewed on both sides of the political isle…
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52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #10. The Bad Batch (2017) [USA] – Ana Lily Amirpour

52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #10. The Bad Batch (2017) U.S.A. – Ana Lily Amirpour   I have two views on this film. Feminist Filmmaker’s view *(FF) and a Black Feminist Filmmaker’s view  *(BFF).   Let’s start with an overall take… Here we have the story about a loner in a dystopian world…Mad Max? No Arlen.  …
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52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #5. Estiu 1993 “Summer 1993” (2017) [Spain] – Carla Simón

#5. Estiu 1993 “Summer 1993” (2017) Spain by Carla Simón #52FilmsByWomen No one can tell you when to cry or how to process grief. This story was patient with it’s protagonist Frida, a child who had to process the death of her mother at age 6. It’s as if the director gave her space…
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Abby (1974) USA – Hosting at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Tonight!

TERROR TUESDAY @ Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn NY Tuesday October 10th, 2017 9:30pm Hosted by filmmaker/writer Kristina Leath-Malin.  Moving is never easy. Especially when your spouse is a groin-kicking, goo-spewing, sex-addicted spawn of the devil! When William “BLACULA” Marshall unleashes a demonic sex spirit named Ishu, Abby gets possessed while she and her husband move into…
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52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #4. Corki Dancingu “The Lure” (2015) [Poland] – Agnieszka Smoczynska

#4. Corki Dancingu “The Lure” (2015) Poland by Agnieszka Smoczynska #52FilmsByWomen

52 FILMS BY WOMEN: #3. Bande De Filles “Girlhood” (2015) [France] – Céline Sciamma

#3. Bande De Filles “Girlhood” (2015) France by Céline Sciamma #52FilmsByWomen