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Entries Tagged as 'New York Women in Film and Television'

Side By Side… and at crossroads

September 23rd, 2012 No Comments

The documentary Side By Side (2012), now at theaters, on VOD and on iTunes is an interesting exploration of photo-chemical filmmaking versus digital moving image making at a moment in time where the two co-exist. That is not to say they won’t continue to co-exist, but it’s not to say they will either.  It depends […]

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Anthology Film Archive honors WFPF and more

June 27th, 2012 2 Comments

Last night at The Standard Hotel in the village, filmmakers, archivists, preservationists, film enthusiasts and other wonderful eccentrics gathered in the Highline Room and Terrace for Anthology Film Archives Film Preservation Honors and Benefit. I must say they know how to throw a party from performances by Angela McCluskey with Kraig Jarret Johnson, Paul Cantelon and […]

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Views From The Avant-Garde at the NYFF – Part I

October 22nd, 2011 No Comments

As I reflect on this year’s New York Film Festival (NYFF) which ended this past Sunday, I realize that this was a first for attending as many screenings and events that I did and there were a couple in particular that stood out. Although it was tough fitting everything between work and the rest of life, I’m […]

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NYWIFT Annual Cocktail Party jump starts fall events

September 14th, 2011 No Comments

This year, New York Women In Film and Television brought the annual cocktail party to the new Bowlmor Lanes location in Times Square.  It did create a more lively atmosphere than the annuals I’ve been to in the past. There were also great speeches from NYWIFT committee chairs, as this is the time of year, […]

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Storytelling on a multi-platform stage

April 28th, 2011 No Comments

It’s overwhelming for me to think about cross-platform storytelling and all it may entail.  When I get busy with an editing job it tends to be all encompassing. My site, my blog, and the rest of my life gets put on hold until the project is finished and then I come up for air. If […]

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Playing for Time and its players, at The Paley Center

November 20th, 2010 No Comments

The New York Women in Film and Television’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund has been offering terrific screenings this fall, from Will at the Walter Reade, to MoMA’s To Save and Project where two programs of films preserved by grants from WFPF were shown to a full house. It’s not over yet either.  Don’t miss out […]

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Jessie Maple reflects on “Will”

November 2nd, 2010 No Comments

Last night at the Walter Reade Theater, filmmaker Jessie Maple joined an audience to watch a screening of her recently preserved 1981 film, Will. Shot in 80’s Harlem, the film is an interesting exploration of drug addiction but I have to admit that what I found most fascinating was seeing this neighborhood from this time […]

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Changemakers must wear many hats

April 9th, 2010 No Comments

Yesterday evening I attended NYWIFT’s Digi-Dynamics: Changemakers – Documentaries That Spur Social Movement.  A panel discussion made up of a variety of filmmakers whose focus is, as the event’s title implies, to inspire social change through social issue documentary films.  Moderated by Michelle Byrd (former distinguished IFP Executive Director), the filmmaker panelists included Laura Castañeda, Jesse […]

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Alice Guy Blaché: A first

March 27th, 2010 No Comments

With the recent big Oscar win for Kathryn Bigelow, the first female director to win in the Best Director category, I got to thinking about women’s role in film history.  It’s not the first time I’ve thought about it.  I remember back when someone first introduced me to Maya Deren.  Ms. Deren’s contributions to creative expression […]

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