AWFJ Summer 2018 Movies Watch List

Ranging from mirth-filled comedies to truth-based stories of feminist activism, from gal pal road trip scenarios and inspiring biopics to exposes of the heinous evils of sexism and racism, these are films that illuminate, educate and entertain. Despite their diverse subjects and styles, they are all about women and they respectfully represent women’s perspectives on the social and political issues that we all face in daily life. Each film is a powerful reminder of how far we’ve come — and how much further we need to go. Make this a #MeToo summer of movie watching.

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AWFJ’s Women’s History Month Movies Watch List

AWFJ’s curated Women’s History Month movies watch list ranges from mirth-filled comedies to truth-based tales of feminist activism, from gal pal road trip scenarios to exposes of heinous sexism and racism. The wide range of films have one thing in common: all respectfully represent women’s perspectives on social and political issues that we face in daily life. Each is a powerful reminder of how far we’ve come — and how much further we need to go. To access the list, Continue reading…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Sept. 1-7: LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

Opening Sept. 5, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Last Days in Vietnam, the latest documentary from Rory Kennedy. See what happened during the final chaotic days of the Vietnam War as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon and military officials had to decide who they would help escape. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Aug. 18-24: ABUSE OF WEAKNESS

Opening Aug. 22, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Abuse of Weakness, from French writer-director Catherine Breillat. Inspired by her own life after she suffered a debilitating stroke and fell prey to a notorious conman, Breillat has created a deeply personal film that doesn’t pull any punches. Known for exploring female sexuality in teens it’s interesting to see Breillat tackle the influence of power and sex on an older women. Isabelle Huppert stars opposite French rapper Kool Shen. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 14-20: MOOD INDIGO

Opening July 18, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, a unique love story that incorporates fantastical, surreal elements. Gondry’s stylishly quirky fantasy world includes a piano that makes cocktails, a dining room on rollerskates and a cloud-shaped vehicle. Boris Vian’s eponymous cult novel provides the inspiration for the film, which stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris as lovers whose whirlwind affair is threatened when a flower begins to grow in her lungs. It’s the kind of twist that fits perfectly well with Gondry’s inventive imagination. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, June 16-22: JERSEY BOYS

Opening June 20, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Jersey Boys, Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of the Tony-award winning musical that chronicles the rise and fall of the 1960s rock ‘n’ roll group The Four Seasons and frontman Frankie Valli. The film has terrific energy and the soundtrack is a marvelous replay of ’60s sounds including the group’s most popular songs and number one hits: Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like a Man. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 28 to May 4: IDA

Opening May 2, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Ida. Filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski’s drama is the fascinating, heartfelt story of a young Polish nun who must confront the unexpected truth about her heritage. Beautifully shot in black-and-white, the film is an engaging road movie that offers a new perspective on Poland’s post-World War II Communist era. Newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska steals the movie with a nuanced and affecting performance. This beautiful, unsettling film is must-see. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, March 31 to April 4: THE UNKNOWN KNOWN

Opening April 4, The Unknown Known is the AWFJ Movie of the Week. Documentarian Errol Morris’ intensive interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a revealing unravel of bureaucratic knots and double-speak that are at the heart of America’s administrative bodies and the underpinnings of its policies. It’s one of the scariest horror films we’ve seen in years.

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