ASK FOR JANE – Review by Loren King

The recreation in Ask For Jane of a not-so-distant past in the US, when abortion was illegal and women risked literally everything to terminate pregnancies, would be compelling and important at any time. That this film, the debut feature from Rachel Carey, is out now when, day-by-day, states are passing laws that outlaw abortion and Roe v. Wade is in jeopardy, makes it especially devastating.

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THE HATE U GIVE – Review by Roxana Hadadi

The Hate U Give is an important film and a weighty film, one that raises questions about what we as a society will accept — from our community members, from our leaders, from the politicians who are supposed to represent us, from the police who are supposed to protect us. The movie, based on the novel by Angie Thomas, considers a tragedy that feels simultaneously ripped from the headlines and quite commonplace: the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: SXSW Salutes Women, Harvard Honors Kunis, DGA Awards and Streep Joins ‘LIES’ Cast — Brandy McDonnell reports

Texas’ South By Southwest Festival (March 9-18) showcases several promising projects by women directors including three femme-helmed features, one documentary

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