Tag: documentary

CherryPicks founder and “Being Frank” director Miranda Bailey is paving the way for women in film

Miranda Bailey is not just one thing—she is Miranda Bailey, the producer, director, actor, founder of CherryPicks, mother, and inspiration to women in the industry. She’s produced over twenty films, including Oscar-nominated “The Squid and the Whale” (2005), the Spirit Award-winning “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (2015), and the indie hit “Don’t Think Twice”

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Director Rebecca Stern combines her love for animals and filmmaking with “Well Groomed”

Rebecca Stern, director of the much-talked-about SXSW film “Well Groomed,” has married her love of animals and her passion, skills, and knowledge of filmmaking to create a visually entertaining film with a compelling underlying narrative arc. Featuring four women who compete in the arena of creative dog grooming, Stern brings us into this relatively unknown

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Director Alison Klayman discusses her new documentary “The Brink”

Never in recent memory has there been such a volatile time in politics than today and one man has added his own fuel to the fire—Steve Bannon. Director Alison Klayman has opened the doors into this man’s life with her new film “The Brink” (2019), giving viewers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes action and the

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“Hail Satan?”: Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Penny Lane

“Hail Satan?” (2019) is not only an eye-catching title, the content is eye-opening! The upbeat, energetic, and talented documentary filmmaker Penny Lane gave Sundance audiences food for thought in this hilarious new film that reveals the truth about The Satanic Temple and our own country’s issues with separation of Church and State. I had the

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The Contours of Fear: A Documentary Elegy

By Marjorie H. Morgan The sound of repetitive, relentless punching against a fixed piece of board starts this documentary, and a world upside down and back to front ends it. Every frame of the 107 minutes in between reinforces the idea that the director, Yance Ford, is sharing his personal elegy of grief with the

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An Interview with Docademia Cofounder Nassim Abdi

We spoke with Nassim Abdi, Ph.D, on what inspired her to found Docademia and the power of using documentaries when teaching in classrooms. Docademia is a social initiative that uses independent documentaries to bring social justice discussions to life in classrooms. Learn more about Docademia here: https://docademia.com.

An Interview with Documentary Filmmakers Katy Osborn and Andrea Alberti

We interviewed filmmakers Katy Osborn and Andrea Alberti about their documentary “Head to Head.” “Head is Head” is about the hair industry, women who struggle with hair loss, and how much hair ties into one’s sense of self. Learn more about their documentary at http://ameliastreetstudio.com/headtohead.

Cinema Femme Documentary Issue — Editor’s Letter

I’ve always loved how documentaries can connect with viewers by taking them through worlds that are not their own. And some documentaries, like Yance Ford’s “Strong Island” (2017), our Issue 3 film focus, demand your attention and you can’t look away. In our third issue, “Strong Island” edition, we feature four personal essays (written by

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