The Wednesday Five: Fathers in Film

June 17, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday Five we share with you five iconic films featuring fathers of the big screen. Gather the family together for these beautiful stories about fatherhood and strong father figures whose children are at the center of their lives.

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The Wednesday 5: Military Women in Film

May 27, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5, as we continue to carry on the spirit of Memorial Day, we are thinking of our military women and their presence and portrayals in film and documentaries.

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Netflix Review: “Grace and Frankie”—Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Make a Delightful Odd Couple

May 12, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (who both look fabulous at, respectively, 77 and 75) are perfectly matched. As you watch each 30-minute episode of this Netflix series, you can appreciate not only their acting, but how much fun they’re having.

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Where Are All the Stage Mothers? (Maternal Roles Get Short Shrift in the Theater)

May 5, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Historically, both straight plays and musicals have been a little biased when it comes to maternal characters.

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The Wednesday 5: The Netflix Five—Women-Directed Films

April 29, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In this iteration of The Netflix Five, we share with you five compelling films directed by five equally compelling women directors—all streaming on Netflix.

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Movie Review: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Lives Up to Its Name—Unfortunately

March 24, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” may be a shadow of the former film. But there’s a fine reason to see it. Several fine reasons, actually.

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A Film for International Women’s Day

March 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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“Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world.”

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Wednesday 5: Five Films on Brave and Courageous Women

March 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we honor the start of Women’s History Month with five documentaries (all available for streaming on Netflix) featuring the lives and stories of brave and courageous women.

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Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part 3

February 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger offers an inside look at what it was like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend. Here’s Part 3 of our series—working the parties on Oscars Day.

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Oscars 2015: Did Hollywood Show Its True Colors, at Last?

February 24, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

It was an unusual year for the Academy Awards, honoring a very eclectic (if uniformly Caucasian) collection of films. The acceptance speeches were eclectic too.

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Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part II

February 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

An insider’s look at a playwright/producer/screenwriter’s working weekend in Hollywood. Many parties are involved.

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Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2015 Academy Awards

February 22, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Join us right here during the Oscars anytime you feel the urge to opine.

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The Nominated Movies—Deserving and Not—Through Our Writers’ Eyes

February 22, 2015 by Patricia Allen

Writers for womensvoicesforchange.org offer their own opinions about who should win or not before the spectacle begins. Have a great night and join us as we gape and gossip, compare notes and opinions on our site during our sixth year at the Oscars together.

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Diary of a Documentary Filmmaker During Oscars Weekend

February 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

What’s it like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend? Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger lets us know.

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Live-Blogging the Oscars! Join Us!

February 20, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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It’s time for THE red carpet of the award season, competing predictions, and some good laughter. We’ve made a tradition, at WVFC, of live-blogging the awards ceremonies as they happen, to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.

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