WEEK IN WOMEN: Youn Yuh-jung makes SAG history – Brandy McDonald reports

Minari star Youn Yuh-jung made history when she won this year’s Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, April 5, 2021. Youn becomes the first Asian winner and first Asian woman winner in any individual SAG movie category.

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Opening March 29 to April 4, 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo previews

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists highlights movies made by and about women. With a vigilant eye toward current releases, we maintain an interactive record of films that are pertinent to our interests. Be they female-made or female-centric productions, they are films that represent a wide range of women’s stories and present complex female characters. As such, they are movies that will most likely be reviewed on AWFJ.org and will qualify for consideration for our annual EDA Awards, celebrating exceptional women working in film behind and in front of the camera.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Toni Collette to direct WRITERS AND LOVERS – Brandy McDonnell reports

Oscar-nominated actor Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Hereditary, Knives Out) will make her feature directorial debut with an adaptation of Lily King’s 2020 novel Writers and Lovers. Along with helming, Collette will produce the film under her Vocab Films banner and write the script with Nick Payne (Wanderlust, The Crown). Weiters and Lovers is King’s fifth novel and a New York Times bestseller.

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Opening March 25 to 27, 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo previews

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists highlights movies made by and about women. With a vigilant eye toward current releases, we maintain an interactive record of films that are pertinent to our interests. Be they female-made or female-centric productions, they are films that represent a wide range of women’s stories and present complex female characters. As such, they are movies that will most likely be reviewed on AWFJ.org and will qualify for consideration for our annual EDA Awards, celebrating exceptional women working in film behind and in front of the camera.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Fennell and Zhao make AMPAS history – Brandy McDonnell reports

Nomadland‘s Chloe Zhao and Promising Young Woman‘s Emerald Fennell are now part of Academy Awards history. For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated two women in the directing category, with Zhao and Fennell picking up nods in the coveted category.

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Opening March 15 to 19 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo previews

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists highlights movies made by and about women. With a vigilant eye toward current releases, we maintain an interactive record of films that are pertinent to our interests. Be they female-made or female-centric productions, they are films that represent a wide range of women’s stories and present complex female characters. As such, they are movies that will most likely be reviewed on AWFJ.org and will qualify for consideration for our annual EDA Awards, celebrating exceptional women working in film behind and in front of the camera.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Kelly Hu to star in BREAST CANCER BUCKET LIST – Brandy McDonnell reports

Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, the X-Men movies, Netflix’s Finding ‘Ohana) will lead the feature film Breast Cancer Bucket List. Hu will star as Brenda Lee, who is facing her mortality after she is diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and is determined to find her daughter Talia, whom she gave up for adoption as an baby..

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Releasing March 8 to 12, 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo previews

AWFJ highlights movies made by and about women. With a vigilant eye toward current releases, we maintain an interactive record of films that are pertinent to our interests. Be they female-made or female-centric productions, they are films that represent a wide range of women’s stories and present complex female characters. Our critical voices are widespread and diverse. We invite you to join us in tracking weekly releases of particular interest. And we welcome information about new films that will help us to keep our records updated and our critics alert.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Aisha Tyler slated to direct SILENT JOHN

Aisha Tyler is slated to direct a “socially conscious psychological thriller” titled Silent John. Roxanne Avent Taylor of Hidden Empire Film Group is producing the project. The movie, written by Emmett Hughes, explores “the unholy fanaticism of a man lost in the chasm between faith, the church, and madness.”

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