Stephanie A. Taylor 51 posts
Stephanie A. Taylor is an award-winning journalist living in Chicago. She's been with FF2 since 2016. Her niche is women's issues. Her favorite articles she's written are: Women in media facing sexism, exclusivity, Pulchronomics plays a prominent role with women in media, and her interview with Danièle Thompson, French director of Cézanne and I (Cézanne et Moi.)

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FACETS Honors Chaz Ebert F2F at Screen Gems 2022 Benefit

On September 28th, Chicago’s Indie film community gathered at the Arts Club of Chicago to honor multi-talented entrepreneur, publisher, author, producer, and philanthropist Chaz Ebert with the FACETS Legend Award at the Screen Gems 2022 Benefit.

FACETS is a non-profit organization that was founded by the late Milos Stehlik in 1975.… read more.

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Emma Cooper’s ‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Lost Tapes’

Today — Wednesday April 27th — Netflix is releasing its highly-publicized new documentary, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Lost Tapes, directed by Emma Cooper.

The film – focused on the final years of Marilyn’s life – consists of previously unheard tapes of people who knew Marilyn Monroe. These tapes  were recorded by journalist Anthony (Tony) Summers over four decades.… read more.

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‘Down in the Delta’: Maya Angelou’s Legacy Includes This Timeless Gem

Maya Angelou’s directorial debut, Down in the Delta (1998), tells a story of the Sinclair family’s history (in the tumultuous past) and solidarity (in the treacherous present). Under her insightful direction, every member of the large shines. (SAT: 4.5/5)

Maya Angelou’s directorial debut, Down in the Delta (1998) opens in a poor Chicago neighborhood where Rosa Lynn (Mary Alice) does her best to care for her drug-addicted daughter Loretta (Alfre Woodard).read more.

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Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Delivers on Both Gore and Reality

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In "Candyman," director/writer Nia DaCosta creates a deliciously gory film with not only visual effects but also gut-wrenching sounds.
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Multi-Talented Filmmaker Ashley O’Shay’s New Doc ‘Unapologetic’

Ashley O’Shay’s first feature film, Unapologetic, is a documentary that speaks volumes about the many dimensions of Black women and their vast contributions as activists to the Black Lives Matter movement. O’Shay ‘s narrative arc follows two Chicago activists: Bella Bahhs, and Janaé Bonsu.… read more.

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Dorothy Arzner’s ‘Merrily We Go to Hell’ Discusses Modern Day Problems

Dorothy Arzner’s Merrily We go to Hell (1932) is a film for the ages. It’s about an alcoholic writer, Jerry Corbett (Fredric March), who falls in love and marries an heiress Joan Prentice (Sylvia Sidney). Jerry then starts an affair with his ex Claire Hempstead, and actress (Adrianne Allen).

Jerry meets Joan at a party and is smitten with her despite his drunkenness.… read more.

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