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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ at 50: An Ode to Womanhood

Joni Mitchell’s iconic album, Blue, celebrated its 50th Anniversary this summer with Rhino Records’ release of rare demos and outtakes from the recording. While a 50th Anniversary is a golden one, this album is a riot of blues — a range of the feminine, filled with feeling. It sears with songs that are alive, that sink into souls.read more.

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Post-Pandemic Reunion at NYC’s Walter Reade Theater

As many of our regular readers surely know, the FF2 Media team used to meet up in Manhattan every Friday to catch all of the new films written or directed by women that were released each week. These Fridays were full of spirited discussion, lots of espresso, and many hurried trips up and down town. For FF2 team members, these mad Friday dashes were affectionately known as “The Runaround.”… read more.

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How Melissa McCarthy Just Keeps Rising, from ‘Gilmore Girls’ to ‘Bridesmaids’ to the Oscars

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bridesmaids with Fathom Events, Amelie talks through Melissa McCarthy's career that spans three decades.
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Comedy Classic ‘Bridesmaids’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Fathom Events is presenting Bridesmaids on Sunday, June 6th – as well as 6/9 & 6/10 – to celebrate its 10th anniversary! See if it’s playing in your city and get tickets here.

Encore for Bridesmaids! Written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids is a comedy of friendships new and old, and an always-needed story of rebuilding life after loss.… read more.

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‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ at 30: 20th Century Crowd-Pleaser Still Worth the Watch

As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dayna Hagewood describes change over time from the 1920s to the 1990s. Conclusion? Despite some essential albeit cringe-worthy plot elements, Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely worth the watch in 2021.

Written by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski (and directed by Jon Avnet), Fried Green Tomatoes–released in 1991–tracks two central relationships between women of different eras as they navigate the many facets of 20th century life in the American South.… read more.

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‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ at 30: The Best-Seller that Became an Oscar-Nominated Screenplay

As part of our 30th-anniversary tribute to the film classic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Katusha Jin reflects on Fannie Flagg’s best-selling novel (the source of her Oscar-nominated screenplay).

In 1987, actress, comedian, and prolific author Fannie Flagg penned and published one of her best-known novels, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.… read more.

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