Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Bigelow Effect — Why We Care

Why do we care about women’s presence in the awards race? Specifically, why do we care so much about a woman getting nominated for best director? That is a great question raised in an very well-written piece by a young … Continue reading

Sundance Deals and Award Winners

Sundance 2011 is over. The week started off with the NY Times article declaring that Sundance is a welcoming place for women directors, and it ended with a couple of women getting deals and awards. But let’s be real, the … Continue reading

The Women’s Media Center Video From Sundance

Sundance might be a more welcoming place for women, but this video reminds us how much work there still is to be done. Women’s Media Center

When We Leave

German actress Feo Aladag makes her debut as writer and director with When We Leave, a moving film about how “honor” and “tradition” can lead to devastating consequences. The film tells the story of Umay (Sibel Kekilli) a German woman … Continue reading