MOVIE OF THE WEEK November 30, 2018: Best 2018 #MOTWs

motw logo 1-35.AWFJ’s Movie of the Week focuses attention on excellent films directed by women and/or centered on the stories of complex and fully realized women characters who are grappling — directly or metaphorically — with the issues women face in daily life. From January 1 to November 23 of this year, we have designated 48 Movie of the Week films. All of these have had strong women characters and 36 of them have been directed by women. We heartily applaud the variety of style and story, we honor the moviemakers who’ve brought them to the screen. As year end holidays approach and the movie awards season heats up, Team #MOTW members revisit our selections to suggest their favorites for immediate viewing.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK, March 30: OUTSIDE IN

motw logo 1-35Lynn Shelton’s delicately rendered drama, centers on Chris (Jay Duplass,), released from 20 years in prison for a crime that wasn’t his fault. On parole due to the tireless advocacy of his former teacher, Carol (Edie Falco). he returns to a small Pacific Northwest town that doesn’t really have a place for him. Carol and her teenage daughter are his only support. Their complex relationships illuminate the power of human connection. Continue reading…

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