MOVIE OF THE WEEK September 14, 2018: A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS

Judy Greer is no slouch at making people laugh; as an actress.. A Happening of Monumental Proportions marks her debut behind the camera, directing others as they go about the serious business of creating humor. The result is a quirky, charming comedy about several Los Angelenos whose lives intersect over the course of a single day.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Best Femme-Helmed, Femme-Centric Films of 2017, November Update

Focusing on films directed by women and those featuring strong female characters in female-centric stories, AWFJ’s Team #MOTW endorses one Movie of The Week. In August, Team #MOTW listed our favorite films to date — some #MOTW selections, others not. We’re updating that list to include August to November releases. 2017’s films by and about women presents a rich array of female talent, skill and artistic accomplishment. We hope they’ll see a fare share of appreciation during awards season Continue reading…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 21-27: LUCY

Opening July 25, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Lucy, starring action It Girl Scarlett Johansson as a woman who gains the ability to use one hundred percent of her brain function, turning her into an unstoppable killing machine. Writer-director Luc Besson has created his share of strong, female action heroes as witnessed in La Femme Nikita and The Professional. Johannson is turning into that rare actor who is interesting to watch in both big-budget action movies, like The Avengers, and riskier films, like Under the Skin. It will be fascinating to see what Besson and Johansson have created together in Lucy. Read on…

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