MOVIE OF THE WEEK April 26, 2019: Jennifer Townsend’s CATCHING SIGHT OF THELMA & LOUISE

Few films have made the kind of impact on feminist-minded moviegoers as Thelma & Louise did when it hit theaters in 1991. Ridley Scott’s story of female friendship and empowerment struck a powerful chord with women (yes, men, too, but let’s let the ladies own this one) — one that still resonates almost three decades later. In the compelling documentary Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise, director Jennifer Townsend, helming her first film at age 80, digs into exactly why the movie had — and continues to have — such an impact.

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Who’s #1? AWFJ Wonder Women Countdown Of Best Fictional Female Characters

Our members celebrate liberated woman among their choices of our top 11 women characters, including a factory worker who demands her rights, a widow who founds her own successful company in the very unequal 1940s, two friends who take “Give me liberty or give me death” literally—and our No. 1 Wonder Woman. WHO IS SHE? Read on.

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AWARDS INTELLIGENCER: Top Ten Road Movies, Hers vs His

Summer is when a lot of us hit the highway, so rounding up best road movies is timely fuel for fun. But how does you the road trip genre fare in terms of gender equality? Most frequently the highway has been presented as men’s terrain, with buddy buddy bonding mapped out within thriller, comedy, sci-fi, horror and other story lines. But we’ve found some fabulous women-driven road movies.Let’s compare lists…

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SPOTLIGHT June 2015: GEENA DAVIS, Actress, Activist, Festival Co-Founder

geenaIt’s never a bad time to take a moment to appreciate Geena Davis. Throughout her career, she’s brought iconic female characters to the big screen. But focusing AWFJ’s Spotlight on Davis at this time is a particularly fitting tribute to the Oscar-winning actress, coming as it does in the wake of Davis’ first annual Bentonville Film Festival. Read on…

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