REPRESENTATION presents three brand new independent releases by female filmmakers (one documentary, THE LAST LAUGH, and two narrative features, WOMEN WHO KILL and SIGNATURE MOVE) that employ comedy to tackle stories that include the holocaust, suspected murder, and coming out to one’s mother. There’s also luchadores.
Obviously, this series addresses the elephant in the film world: the lack of women directors and the kinds of stories they tell. The summer of 2017 has seen milestones for women in film. Patty Jenkins’ WONDER WOMAN is the highest-grossing live-action film by a female director ever and Sofia Coppola made history for being only the second female director to win Best Director at Cannes for her film THE BEGUILED. There were also the successful theatrical releases of women directed films LANDLINE, DETROIT, and BAND AID. Still, in February, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission completed its investigation into charges that the Hollywood studio system engages in systematic discrimination against female filmmakers…and concluded that was it was true.
Part of increasing the representation of women in film is dependent upon cinemas screening their movies and audiences who come to see them. And these films are more than worth your time. Represent.
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