I first saw Gurinder Chadha’s “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002) in my Film as Literature class when I was sixteen. I remember the film sticking out to me because I wondered, why haven’t I seen this film yet? If I had seen this film when I was eight, would I still have quit my Flower Power U-10 soccer team?
Danielle is a Columbia College Chicago senior in the Cinema & Television Department, studying Television Directing and Production. She’s contributed to collectives such as The Light Leaks and worked on Columbia’s campus as a content producer for Frequency TV. Her work in digital media has been a passion since high school, where she learned live directing for news and was handpicked to create a short film for Christopher Coppola’s film festival.
Family is about the lengths you will go to listen and hear others, not just the blood bonds that you have. Kate and Maddie are each other’s chosen family, and that is poignant.
Throw a reunion if you’ve graduated within the last ten years because “Booksmart” is the most accurate depiction of what it’s like to be a high schooler in the 2010s.
The work I saw was crafted with time and effort and filled more than just quotas. They were filling us with inspiration for a future in which female-identifying filmmakers are … Continue reading 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit