WEEK IN WOMEN: Can Parity at Sundance Up End #OscarsSoMale? – Brandy McDonnell reports

While the 2019 Oscar nominees in non-acting categories are again embarrassingly and annoyingly #OscarsSoMale, for the first time in Sundance Festival history, more than half the films in this year’s prestigious U.S. Dramatic Competition boasted a female director. Will this make for greater gender parity in the future for Oscars’ non-acting nominees?

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HAL – Review by Brandy McDonnell

With her fascinating cinematic portrait, Amy Scott effectively contends that Hal Ashby should be elevated among the pantheon of 1970s filmmakers. With “Hal,” which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Documentary Grand Jury Prize, Scott makes her argument by focusing on the seven lauded and influential films Ashby released between 1970 and 1979.

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SPOTLIGHT April 2016: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Actress, Rising Star of MILES AHEAD

emayatzy1Emayatzy Corinealdi’s performance as Frances Taylor in Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s brilliant Miles Davis biopic, is pitch perfect. Following her feature debut as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Miles Ahead establishes Corinealdi as an exceptionally strong actress who brings complex women characters to life on the big screen. We applaud her and want to see more. Read on…

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