2009 did not get off to a good start for Amma Asante. Within a couple of weeks, three projects she was commissioned to write and direct collapsed. A couple were Hollywood studio projects and the third was a British indie, a labor of love for Asante. In an article penned for The Independent, she said … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Directors: Amma Asante
Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novelist and filmmaker and uses both of these mediums to tell the story of her homeland, Iran. Satrapi was born in Rasht, Iran, a city on the Caspian Sea, in 1969. According to Wikipedia, her parents were highly educated members of “an urbanized stratum of Iranian society.” They were politically … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Directors: Marjane Satrapi
Maria Ripoli has been a quiet but consistent presence in the film scene in Europe since the late 1990s, directing episodes of television, a documentary, and six feature films, two of which were produced with American or British casts. Ripoli was born in Barcelona, Spain, but came to the U.S. to study film at AFI … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Directors: Maria Ripoli
If you’re joining Women in Film’s 52 Films by Women pledge, I’ve got several resources for you to compile your list of films for 2016. First of all, this blog. I’ve spent the past year blogging about female filmmakers and their work. I’m still not up to the full 52, but once I get there, … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Directors: Looking for films by women?
Since Women in Film is campaigning for people to watch 52 films by women in 2016 (that’s one a week, although you may have to play a little catch up if you’re starting now), I thought I would provide my list of directors that was part of my 52 Weeks of Directors project. It’s now … Continue reading 52 Films By Women
In a recent interview with Variety, Creed director Ryan Coogler, admitted off the record, that women filmmakers are better than men. When pressed by the reporter, Kristopher Tapley, Coogler changed his mind. “You really don’t want that on the record? I think you should put that on the record. It’s a powerful thing to say.” … Continue reading Women in Film Roundup: Ryan Coogler, Making a Murderer
Growing up in Boston, Laura Poitras planned to become a chef, spending years as a cook at L’Espalier, a French restaurant. After high school, however, she moved to San Francisco and became interested in experimental filmmaking. After studying at both San Francisco Art Institute and The New School, she decided to pursue a life of … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Directors: Laura Poitras