SPOTLIGHT March 2024: JUNE SQUIBB, Kickass Actress and Stuntwoman

There’s no question that women deal with sexism, misogyny, and ageism, particularly in the entertainment industry, but that has not stopped June Squibb. Now in her 90’s, tje Oscar-nominated Squibb stars in Thelma , an action thriller in which she performs her own stunts. She has no plans to slow down. She advises: “Don’t listen to other people. Believe in yourself, and do your own thing.” June Squibb is a testament to the power of determination, the value of standing in our own power, and knowing our own worth. She is an inspiration for all women, regardless of their career, and at any age.

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SPOTLIGHT July 2022: Geena Davis, Actor and Activist for Diversity in Cinema

Geena Davis seeks challenges in the roles she plays—and challenges others to view women’s roles differently. She’s used her fame to draw attention to disparities in representation, especially in family entertainment, and she’s passionate about recognizing unconscious biases and breaking boundaries around gender, race, body image, and abilities. By measuring evidence of what we see on screen, her institute provides evidence of how well media represents us and the inspiration to do better.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK October 6, 2017: FACES PLACES

motw logo 1-35In Faces Places, Agnes Varda teams with French photographer JR, journeying through rural France to create art with local folk, document the process and explore their own odd couple friendship. The quirky documentary is a total charmer. Continue reading…

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SPOTLIGHT, July 2016: Meera Menon, Director of EQUITY

meera with hand to jawMeera Menon’s Equity signals the emergence of a bright new female director with a passion for exploring feminist issues. Menon galvanizes audiences with her use of an entertaining financial thriller meme to explicate what women face in a male-dominated business environment. Read on…

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March 2014 Spotlight: Thelma Schoonmaker, Film Editor, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

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Thelma Schoonmaker deserved the Academy’s nod this year for the Best Editing Oscar for The Wolf of Wall Street. We’re giving it to her here. After all, what would this 2014 Best Picture Oscar nominee be without Thelma’s incisive finishing touch – a sheep in wolf’s clothing?

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