THE ROADS NOT TAKEN – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Sally Potter’s lesser efforts – of which The Roads Not Taken is sadly one – are still undeniably superior to the vast bulk of movies being made today. This film is direct evidence that even Potter’s slight misfires are something most other filmmakers could only ever dream of aspiring to.

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SPOTLIGHT AUGUST 2018: Emily Mortimer, Actress, Producer, Screenwriter and Loyal Feminist Colleague

awfj spotlight black little Emily Mortimer stars in Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop, opening August 24. The indie drama is the latest triumph in Mortimer’s extraordinary career as a feminist actress-producer-screenwriter who hasn’t let the daunting challenges of dealing with the male-dominated movie business harden her heart.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK February 16, 2018: THE PARTY

motw logo 1-35Enigmatic and experimental as always, Sally Potter presents in The Party a tightly interwoven tapestry covering snappy interactions of seven quirky yet stereotypical Brits at a celebratory supper party. Shot in black and white, often in close up, the film reveals every nuance and wrinkle in superb performances by a stellar cast. Continue reading…

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From The AWFJ Archive: MoMA’s Sally Potter Retrospective – Jennifer Merin comments

Potter‘s films are never easy escapes, and she’s often had mixed reviews, but as director, writer, actress, dancer, choreographer and composer, Potter is a rare entity: the complete cinematic artist. She invites you to profound emotional insights and transports you to uncharted realms of imagination and intellect.

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