At this year’s Sundance International Film Festival, more than half the feature-length movies were made by directors who identify as women.
The Overlooked Women Filmmakers of the Anti-Colonial Movement
BAM’s retrospective In the Images, Behind the Camera features rare and restored works by female filmmakers of the Global South.
Why Have There Been No Great Women Cinematographers (According to Hollywood)?
As the Cinémathèque Québécoise pays homage to some of the notable women who have stepped behind the camera and “painted with light,” critic Justine Smith considers why their work is often underrecognized.
In The Assistant, Being Manipulated as a Woman Is a Matter of Course
Kitty Green’s latest film is as much about societal acceptance of sexual misconduct as it is about the indignities that many workers face in the office, especially younger women.
A Tribute to Agnès Varda’s Melding of the Personal and Political
To get the fullest picture of the artist requires traveling back through her filmography, a joyful opportunity provided by Film at Lincoln Center’s series Varda: A Retrospective, which opens today and runs through January 6.
The Filmmaking Collective That Let Women Talk Over Men
The documentary Delphine et Carole: Insoumuses looks at Les Insoumuses, the ’70s group founded by director Carole Roussopoulos, iconic actress Delphine Seyrig, and Simone de Beauvoir.
A 14-Hour Documentary on Female Filmmakers Illuminates and Frustrates
Seeking to upend the male-dominated canon but directed by a man, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema defies some hierarchies while reinforcing others.
Women Directors Take Risks in New Genre Shorts
The latest edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival continued its trend of elevating female filmmakers.
The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Make a Landmark Holocaust Film
Director Catherine Hébert talks to Hyperallergic about her new documentary Ziva Postec and the mystique of film editing.
Chantal Akerman’s Painful Final Memoir
Almost four years after her death, My Mother Laughs, the last book by the pioneering director, has been translated into English.
A Campaign to Restore and Release Early American Films Directed by Women
Kino Lorber is crowdfunding an effort to rerelease more than a dozen movies made in the US by female directors between 1910 and 1929.