AWFJ Women On Film – Releasing October 21 and 23, 2009
AWFJ highlights films made by and about women:
Wednesday October 21
- Rembrandt’s J’accuse – Submarine, 86 mins., limited NY
Friday, October 23
- Amelia - Fox Searchlight, 111 mins. – Mira Nair directs this biopic about Amelia Earhart, starring Hilary Awank as the famed aviatrix who set standards for feminist self-determination, as well as records for long distance flying.
- Motherhood – Freestyle Releasing, 90 mins., limited – Katherine Dieckmann wrote and directed this comedy starring Uma Thurman as a mom who’s overwhelmed by multitasking and discovers what she’s gaining and losing by being a parent.
- Antichrist – IFC Films, 109 mins, limited NY and LA – Director Lars von Trier’s highly controversial ‘horror’ film is a violent assault on womanhood, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, who won best actress at the Cannes Festival, as a grief-crazed mother who smashes her husband’s penis until it spurts blood and cuts off her own clitoris. Misogynistic to the core.
- Astro Boy – Summit Entertainment, 94 mins.
- Cirque Du Freak: the Vampire’s Assistant – Universal Pictures, 108mins. – An adventure fantasy in which Salma Hayak plays a bearded lady!
- Ong Bak 2: the Beginning – Magnet Releasing, 98 mins., limited
- Nightmare Before Christmas (re-release) – Walt Disney Pictures, 76 mins.
The Wedding Song – Strand Releasing, 100 mins., limited – Karin Albou wote and directed this film two women, Nour (Olympe Borval) and Myriam (Lizzie Brochere), whose friendship is challenged by political circumstances resulting from the impending Nazi invasion of Tunis during World War II.