Women at the 10th TCM Classic Film Festival – Laura Emerick reports

The classic movie channel’s marathon drew film buffs from around the world to enjoy appearances by actors and filmmakers, world-premiere restorations, tributes (including salutes to 20th Century Fox, filmmaker Nora Ephron and historian-director Kevin Brownlow), and above all, the experience of a shared community. Many screenings and events were programmed around this year’s theme of “Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies.”

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BEING JULIA – Review by Martha Nochimson

Being Julia ( 2004) is a dazzling, fourteen year old romantic comedy whose time has come for a closer look. Based on a Somerset Maugham novella, Theatre, and set in 1938 London, at first glance it seems to be the essence of what has become offensive to progressive people. Successful British actress, Julia Lambert lives in a bubble of class privilege and audience adulation, to the exclusion of all else in society. But, don’t turn away. Being Julia offers an opportunity for feminists to mine unexpected gold and to examine our own prejudices and myopia.

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