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The Filmed ‘Emilia’ Shares A Fiery Feminist Play from the West End

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the filmed version of the British play Emilia is available to watch online. While it’s clear it was filmed for archival purposes and not for public viewing, it’s worth watching.  Women in any era can relate to this energetic and fiery depiction of the life of one of England’s […]

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Kathleen Collins’s Film and Fiction Are Still Delightfully Fresh

Even in her fiction, Collins was thinking about the art of point of view and its role in film.

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A Dream-Like Lesbian Drama Airing at Midnight September 1 on TCM: Jacqueline Audry’s ‘Olivia’

Olivia is a particularly beautiful watch. Within lavish costumes, bedrooms, and ballrooms, the story is surprisingly intimate.

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‘La Cienaga’ is a Meditation on Dissipated Wealth

La Cienaga (2001) is Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel’s debut; subtitled in Spanish, it is the story of an extended family sniping and worrying about minutiae while the larger problem of their country’s economic stagnation looms. Like most bourgeoisie, this family is unwilling to admit either their shallowness and spend most of their lives avoiding it. Unfortunately, the film is so good at making us hate these characters that it isn’t gratifying. (GPG: 3/5).

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‘The Vow From Hiroshima’ Shares a Global Story from the First Person

The horrors of Hiroshima come to life from the first person in eyewitness testimony from a survivor, along with the discoveries of a filmmaker trying to uncover her family’s history with the disaster. Mitchie Takeuchi goes on a journey with us in this documentary, while forging a strong bond with international nuclear disarmament activist and […]

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Fleabag’s last song (for now) in ‘National Theatre Live: Fleabag’

Fleabag is a raunchy, quirky, and sometimes completely heartbreaking meditation on the trials and tribulations of mid-twenties womanhood.

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