For Valentine’s Day 2020: Men We Love

To celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020, AWFJ is posting this virtual Valentine to express our love for and to honor our male colleagues who’ve embraced the causes of gender parity and inclusively, and whose work has and is leveling the playing field for women working in film. For many of them, advocacy and activism for better representation of women on camera and behind the lens dates back to before #MeToo became an iconic hashtag and the feminist movement marched into the spotlight.

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A HIDDEN LIFE – Review by Diane Carson

Writer/director Terrence Malick’s fans will not be surprised that A Hidden Life unfolds for almost three hours with overwhelmingly gorgeous cinematography and character introspection. Based on true events, in 1939, Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter resides in St. Radegund, a beautiful, incongruously quiet mountain village. War looming, Franz reports to basic training, leaving behind wife Fani and three daughters.

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Anne Hamilton talks Gender Politics, Career Moves and AMERICAN FABLE – Interview by Gill Pringle (Exclusive)

“I have a huge palette which I intend to use, and I want to be another female director who demonstrate that’s not the case,” says this protege of visionary film-maker Terrence Malick. Growing up in rural Wisconsin, one could argue that American Fable was the film Hamilton was destined to make, letting her imagination run wild as she toiled in corn fields, conjuring up scenes reminiscent of M Night Shyamalan’s Signs, at the same time observing firsthand the shadow cast by Big Agriculture as families lost their farms and livelihoods. Read on…

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