Women directors bring new blood to horror, sci-fi films | Newsday

There’s something of a mini-tradition of women creating horror movies (and sci-fi, and fantasy) that defy assumptions — chief among them, that women can’t make marketable movies. But is genre filmmaking the great hope of women in filmmaking? The latest example: “The Invitation” by Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight,” “Aeon Flux,” “Jennifer’s Body”) is described by its 

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SXSW: My Blind Brother Cast and Crew on Their Gamechanger Award Winning Movie | The MarySue

Every year, Gamechanger Films awards one SXSW feature directed by a woman with their prize, which includes $2,500 cash. Although there were many films directed by women this year, the honor went to Sophie Goodhart’s comedy, My Blind Brother, starring Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Zoe Kazan, and Charlie Hewson. The film is the story 

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SXSW: ‘The Arbalest,’ ‘Tower’ Win Top Film Prizes | Variety

AUSTIN, Texas — “The Arbalest,” Adam Pinney’s droll, puzzle-like tale of unrequited obsession starring Mike Brune as a famed 1970s toy inventor, won the grand jury prize for narrative features at the SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday. The narrative jury, consisting of Lindsey Bahr, Richard Brody and Alonso Duralde, also handed acting awards to Andre Royo, who plays 

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#31Days of Feminism: Mynette Louie | NBC News

Throughout the month of March, NBCBLK, NBCLatino, and NBC Asian America have partnered with the Ms. Foundation for Women for #31Days of Feminism to spotlight women of color who, through their actions and words, lead the way toward a more equal world. Mynette Louie, 40 (New York, NY) — Film Producer, President of Gamechanger Films 

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