MOVIE OF THE WEEK January 12, 2018: THE POST

motw logo 1-35It’s hard to think of a movie with a more timely, important message than “The Post.” Steven Spielberg’s drama tells the story of the publication of the Pentagon Papers in the ’70s, but the film’s scenes of journalists passionately advocating for a free, independent press in a democracy could just as easily be set in today’s world of “fake news” conflict between the media and the government. Continue reading….

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SPOTLIGHT March 2017: Amy Hobby, Feminist Film Producer and Activist

amy hobby head 1Oscar and Emmy-winning producer Amy Hobby uses success in achieving her career goals as a platform for helping other women in film to achieve theirs. We applaud Hobby’s commitment to creating opportunity for women filmmakers to tell women’s stories and we look forward to seeing what she’ll do as Tribeca Film Institute’s newly appointed Executive Director. Read on…

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, DISORDER, MY KING, PETE’S DRAGON and other August 12 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Top pick for this week is Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep as the self-styled diva whose voice could shatter

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 8 – August 12: Florence Foster Jenkins

Opening Aug. 12, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Steep adds another character in her pantheon of infamous dames. This time it is an actual operatic grande dame in the eponymous form of Florence Foster Jenkins. Read on…

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Are 2015’s Gender Gains Sustainable? Plus Blanchett, Streisand and Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women — Brandy McDonnell Reports

As 2015 comes to a close, the question becomes are women’s box office successes just milestones in a particularly good

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 20-26: SUFFRAGETTE

Opening October 23, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Suffragette, British director Sarah Gavron’s phenomenal portrait of the brave women at the vanguard of the rights to vote campaign in the early 20th century . Read on…

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