MOVIE OF THE WEEK August 23, 2018: MEMOIR OF WAR

Memoir of War is French writer.director Emmanuel Finkiel’s adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novella La douleur. An essential work in the literature of war, La douleur reveals Duras personal anguish as she survived in Nazi-occupied Paris, waiting for the return of her husband who’d been arrested by the Gestapo.

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SPOTLIGHT July 2018: Jennifer Fox, Autobiographical Feminist Filmmaker, THE TALE

awfj spotlight black littleThere are many terms that one could apply to Jennifer Fox—courageous, determined, questioning—but the one she prefers is curious. Fox, whose breathtaking first feature, The Tale, dives into her own history of child sexual abuse, has let her curious nature lead her all over the world to find stories that illuminate both the particular and the universal. Continue reading…

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SPOTLIGHT October 2017: Agnès Varda, Filmmaker, Honorary Oscar Recipient, Director of FACES PLACES

agnes vardaAgnès Varda’s creative process reflects her storied career. In 63 years of filmmaking the sole female Nouvelle Vague director has created a vast body of work. Now, at age 89, Varda has a new film and honor to add to her long list of achievements and awards.. Viva Varda! Continue reading…

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SPOTLIGHT June 2017: Amber Tamblyn, Actress, Poet, Director of PAINT IT BLACK

amber tamblyn 1Amber Tamblyn has been in the spotlight since childhood, but has reached beyond her privileged circumstances to explore humanity and offer work that makes our journey through life richer, more authentic and serves as a primer for women to expand their own potential. Continue reading…

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SPOTLIGHT May 2017: Sheila Nevins, President HBO Documentary Films, Producer and Author

nevins headThere ‘s little Sheila Nevins hasn’t accomplished in her chosen field. She’s one of the truly independent spirits in documentary filmmaking, whose passion and vision consistently create excellence. As she adds author to her impressive list of achievements, AWFJ SPOTLIGHTs Sheila Nevins for May, 2017.

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SPOTLIGHT April, 2017: Katell Quillévéré, Filmmaker, HEAL THE LIVING

katell head shot 2Katell Quillévéré’s unique vision offers films that delve with clear-eyed directness into the joys and complications of our connections with others. Quillévéré’s growing maturity as an artist promises more opportunities for audiences to reflect on their own lives in a meaningful way through her work. Read more…

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SPOTLIGHT February 2017: Amma Asante, Filmmaker, A UNITED KINGDOM — by Marilyn Ferdinand

amma headshotAmma Asante makes movies her own way, offering audiences exquisitely crafted films that broaden their knowledge and experience of the world. Her latest, A UNITED KINGDOM, presents gender and equality issues in the context of a true historical romance. Read on…

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