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July 1996, Week 3


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Rick Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 17 Jul 1996 14:19:26 -0500
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Just wanted to vent something that has been annoying me lately.  Why is it
that indie film has totally stopped giving any attention to women
filmmakers in favor of lavishing media on waifish model-of-the-week
actresses?  When indie film was new, there were lots of talented directors
that got attention -- Alison Anders, Julie Dash, Leslie Harris, Rose
Troche, etc. etc.  And now???
For example, there is an excellent film out now that I saw at New Directors
called WALKING AND TALKING.  A great film from a woman director &
screenwriter Nicole Holofcener, starring non-waif, very talented actressed
Catherine Keener and Anne Heche.  Its about a couple of friends in their
late 20's -- one is getting married, and the other can't even get a date.
Its one of the only films in recent memory that seriously takes an interest
in friendship between two women.
Now why hasn't the media taken notice of this?  Siskel and Ebert gave it
two thumbs up and said it was one of the best films they've seen in a
while.  Yet you see no news about it, etc.
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