The Alliance of Women Film Journalists and Kino Lorber have partnered on AWFJ PRESENTS, a curated film series that offers movie lovers access to great films by some of the world’s finest women directors. AWFJ PRESENTS is streaming on demand on Kino Lorber’s digital platform KinoMarquee. Selected by a curatorial team of AWFJ members from Kino Lorber’s vast catalog of hundreds of important titles, the inaugural selections include exceptionally entertaining and relevant films by women directors.
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Mustang, Nowhere in Africa
Each film on the AWFJ PRESENTS slate is available for rent on the KinoMarquee streaming platform under the AWFJ PRESENTS banner. In addition, pre-recorded, 20-minute discussions of each film by members of AWFJ’s curatorial team can be found on AWFJ’s YouTube channel. Revenue from the sale of every series pass will be shared with the AWJF, supporting the organization’s work.
AWFJ is very proud and honored to partner with Kino Lorber for the inaugural AWFJ PRESENTS series to highlight truly outstanding films that tell stories that are true to women’s experiences and represent women’s perspectives, but also have universal appeal. We are also beyond appreciative of Kino Lorber’s enthusiasm and generosity regarding the partnership.
In speaking of the partnership, Kino Lorber SVP Wendy Lidell comments “It is as important to increase the number and presence of female film critics as it is to increase the presence of women filmmakers – in fact the two go hand in hand. Which is why we are especially gratified to be partnering with AWJF on this initiative to present just a sampling of our deep catalog of great films by women.”
The slate of films covers a variety of genres—comedy, horror, drama, contemporary, period, domestic and international. They are all finely crafted, original, and entertaining. And, they created passionate debate among the curators who chose them from the 161 female-helmed films in Kino Lorber’s catalog.
- Daughters of the Dust, Peppermint Soda, Between the Lines
AWFJ PRESENTS inaugural selections
Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang (2015)
Diane Kurys’ Peppermint Soda (1977)
Caroline Link’s Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Joan Micklin Silver’s Between the Lines (1977)
The AWFJ PRESENTS curators are an international consortium of well-respected film critics: Ulkar Alakbarova, Margaret Barton-Fumo, Betsy Bozdech, Sandie Angulo Chen, Leslie Combemale, Marilyn Ferdinand, Pam Grady, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jennifer Merin, Kristen Page-Kirby, Jeanne Prisyazhnaya, and Susan Wloszczyna.
The cost to stream films individually is $8, or viewers can buy a pass to the whole series for $30. To book individual films or purchase a pass for the entire series go to AWFJ Presents page on KinoMarquee.com