THE INNOCENTS, THE BFG, MICROBE & GASOLINE, LIFE ANIMATED and other July 1 openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Top picks among this week’s opening films are Anne Fontaine’s harrowing post World War II drama, The Innocents, plus Steven

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AWFJ @ Whistler Film Fest Presents EDAs to Three Women Filmmakers — Jennifer Merin reports

Returning to Whistler Film Festival for the second year, AWFJ presented EDA Awards to women filmmakers represented in the 2014 program. Of the eight festival-nominated female-directed films, five were narratives and three were documentaries. Honoring the high quality of films in both genres, AWFJ decided to level the fic/nonfic playing field by combining the two categories, and assigning all jurors to vote on all films. That decision resulted in the selection of three EDA Award winners. Read on…

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