Currently Browsing: Jan Lisa Huttner
Today we’re adding a new “opinions” section.
If you’ve got a POV to share, do let us know!… read more.
FF2 editor-in-chief Jan Lisa Huttner called filmmaker Lynn Roth in Los Angeles to discuss her new film Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog. Although Shepherd begins right before the Holocaust and contains scenes set in a Nazi labor camp, it is a family-oriented film meant to facilitate discussions across multiple generations.… read more.
Labaki’s breakout film “Caramel” was firmly set in contemporary Beirut. Her second film “Where Do We Go Now?” is Magical Realism.… read more.
Friday, Soraya Chemaly posted a passionate cri de coeur urging us to boycott Sunday’s Oscar broadcast.
Soraya, I felt your pain! Furthermore, the situation was even worse than you described it. Not only was the only female contender with buzz swiftboated (making this the 81st year out of 85 in which all Best Director nominees were male), but this year, only one woman was nominated for her screenplay and she became an “invisible woman.”
Oscars 2013: What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty – Debunking the Myth that Kathryn Bigelow Endorses Torture
The first time I saw Zero Dark Thirty was on December 3, 2012. It was a Monday night, and I was at a screening for New York-based film critics. No one I knew had seen Zero Dark Thirty yet, but everyone I knew was very eager to see it.
Oscars 2013: Director Kathryn Bigelow Gets Swiftboated
I went to bed last night totally sure what today’s lead would be:
“What a difference one year makes,” I wrote in my draft. I went on:
Last February, I posted a piece on Huffington Post (“Oscars 2012: Where Are the Women?“) about how the absence of women on Congressman Daryl Issa’s infamous panel on Birth Control funding found a parallel in the lack of women nominated for Oscars in Directing and Screenwriting categories.