THE WEEK IN WOMEN News Wrap: “Wonder Woman” soars, “Mummy” stumbles, plus Cowperthwaite, DuVernay and Winfrey — Brandy McDonnell reports

“Wonder Woman” really unwrapped “The Mummy” at this week’s box office, while Gabriela Cowperthwaite‘s “Megan Leavey” took an unexpectedly big

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, January 13 – January 20, 2017: 13TH

Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th, using the 13th Amendment as a point of departure for a revealing investigation of mass incarceration in the US, is a history lesson, cinema essay and cogent, irrefutable indictment of economic and cultural policies that are the enduring legacy of slavery. The 13th was the first nonfiction film to open the New York Film Festival. It has garnered numerous awards and is shortlisted for an Academy Award. AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The 13th, playing at select theaters and on Netflix. Read on…

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SPOTLIGHT January 2017: Ava DuVernay, Film Director and Crusader — by Marilyn Ferdinand

ava-duvernay-head-shotAva DuVernay prolifically creates award-winning narratives, documentaries and TV with small and large budgets. She generously supports the work of women directors and people of color through her film collective ARRAY. It’s hard to think of a more productive, galvanizing and charismatic woman in film than Ava DuVernay.

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AWFJ EDA Awards for Best of 2016

The women of AWFJ have voted! The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual AWFJ EDA Awards. This year, AWFJ presents EDA Awards in 25 categories, divided into three sections: the standard ‘Best Of’ section, the Female Focus awards and the irreverent EDA Special Mention awards—including Actress Most in Need of a New Agent and the AWFJ Hall of Shame Award. Read on…

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Top Female Performances @ New York Film Festival 2016 — Liz Whittemore reports

The New York Film Festival is the perfect venue for women to really show the world what they’re artistically capable of. This year was no exception. With performances from Annette Bening, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Cynthia Nixon to name a few, here is a list of what I believe are some of the best of the best of women at NYFF54.

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