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The (Slow) Progress of the Cannes Film Festival for Women

The (Slow) Progress of the Cannes Film Festival for Women

The Cannes Film Festival is the most prestigious film event of the year, but it falters in showcasing female directed films. Based on the infographic by Women and Hollywood, 16% of the competition films this year are directed by women, a meager 2% more than last year. In addition, the female directors in competition are regular to Cannes, suggesting that […]

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A Declaration of (Reproductive) Independence

A Declaration of (Reproductive) Independence

In a podcast with Chelsea Handler, Anna Faris admitted that becoming a parent has made her less independent. Handler pointed out that being single with a successful career should allow her all the independence she could ever want. Faris replied that, though she loved her son, her agenda had become “secondary to everybody else’s.” It’s no secret that motherhood limits […]

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Beyoncé’s Powerful New Film

Beyoncé’s Powerful New Film

Beyoncé  recently released a new short film on YouTube called Yours and Mine. In it, she explores many of the personal and poignant experiences she has had, as well as the wisdom she has gained from them. She touches on feminism, fame, marriage, motherhood, appreciation for one’s body, and more. The film, shot in black and white, offers an intriguing glimpse […]

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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

The new documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry explores the important contributions of those involved in the women’s rights movement between 1966 and 1971. Through archival footage, recent interviews, and more, it takes a look at the ways in which those women paved the way for the current day women’s movement. Check out the powerful trailer.

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A Q&A With Feminist Filmmaker, Kristin Tieche

A Q&A With Feminist Filmmaker, Kristin Tieche

San Francisco based filmmaker Kristin Tieche is currently hitting the festival circuit with her short film, The Spinster.   We spoke with her about the film and it’s strong female protagonist.  Tieche is also an avid cyclist whose blog, Velo Vogue is dedicated to cycling fashion. 1) What is The Spinster about? The Spinster  is a short psychological thriller that follows a vixen […]

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New Film: One School Seeking to Revitalize a Neighborhood

New Film: One School Seeking to Revitalize a Neighborhood

NPR correspondent Amy Scott is making a film about a school in urban Cincinnati that seeks not only to provide a higher quality education for its students, but to revitalize their community. Take a look a the film’s Kickstarter video!

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The Story Behind Girl Rising, The Most Powerful Film You’ll See This Year

The Story Behind Girl Rising, The Most Powerful Film You’ll See This Year

By Christine Horansky Girl Rising  is a revolutionary film that follows the life stories of nine girls from the developing world, who struggle every day for freedom, education and a voice in their home countries of Cambodia, Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Peru, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. I sat down with the film’s Academy Award-nominated Director Richard Robbins to discuss this incredible […]

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Check Out Dove’s New Body Image Documentary. It’s Pretty Incredible!

Check Out Dove’s New Body Image Documentary. It’s Pretty Incredible!

Ten years after the launch of its “Campaign for Real Beauty,” Dove has partnered with filmmaker Cynthia Wade and the Sundance Institute to produce a short documentary called Selfie. In the film, teen girls and their mothers take photos of themselves that are later put on display–and open a dialogue about body image and inherited insecurities. Take a look!

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WATCH: ‘I Am Not Dumb Now,’ Helen Keller Speaks With Help From Anne Sullivan

WATCH: ‘I Am Not Dumb Now,’ Helen Keller Speaks With Help From Anne Sullivan

  This is pretty incredible.  Sun Gazing forwarded this rare footage of Anne Sullivan demonstrating how she taught Helen Keller to talk.   These two amazing women overcame great obstacles and broke   down barriers for the disabled, but it always seems like ancient history to me. This archival film brings these heroic women to life like nothing else. Also, check out Anne’s […]

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Regal Cinemas Brings Girl Rising to Theatres Following Strong Moviegoer Interest

Regal Cinemas Brings Girl Rising to Theatres  Following Strong Moviegoer Interest

From Academy Award-Nominee Richard E. Robbins with  Cate Blanchett,  Priyanka Chopra,  Selena Gomez,  Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington    KNOXVILLE, Tenn  — Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced a week-long engagement ofGirl Rising  starting Friday, April 19.  From  Academy Award-nominated […]

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Sally El Hosaini’s Film – ‘My Brother The Devil Reveals’ Inner City Life

Sally El Hosaini’s Film – ‘My Brother The Devil Reveals’ Inner City Life

Writer and Director Sally El Hosaini spent years researching and understanding the nuances of real-life experiences for inner city teens. Her hard work has paid off with a revealing look at urban culture, poverty and violence. The highly anticipated film, “My Brother The Devil” debuts November 9, 2012 in London. Check out the trailer below before it hits your area.

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Join Tiffany Shlain and L&P For Brain Power Film At California Academy of Sciences

Join Tiffany Shlain and L&P For Brain Power Film At California Academy of Sciences

We at Lipstick&Politics love Tiffany Shlain! She is a woman after our own hearts, working tirelessly to promote ‘interconnectedness’. If you have not seen her film Connected  you must pre-order it immediately and see it! We’ve included a trailer so you can get an idea of why we think Tiffany is such a gem. Please come join us for the an […]

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Filmmakers Find Inspiration In Lyme Disease

Photo courtesy of Jessica Ingersoll-Cope and Kristin Tieche

Most of us derive a sense of identity from our work and creative pursuits, but what happens to our identity when that work is affected by a serious illness? Bay Area artists, Jessica Ingersoll-Cope and Kristin Tieche, teamed up to produce a film that addresses these issues. Jessica, a dancer, was diagnosed with Lyme Disease at the age of 28. […]

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