Hello and welcome to TYF’s newest podcast series, Finding Her Voice. Joined by editor in chief Gabrielle Bondi and film and television writer AJ Caulfield, we’ve come together to highlight, celebrate and discuss films directed by women. From the very best and most significant in the cinematic canon to personal, under-seen favorites, our hope is to touch upon as many films and talents as we can that may be undervalued and/or hopefully provide listeners to more options to add to their “watch list” for the 52 Films by Women Challenge.
A monthly podcast, the three of us will pick one or two films that we (ideally) haven’t seen before, watch the films and then come together to discuss at length our general feelings of the films, how the female perspective possibly added to the overall atmosphere and our thoughts on the current (not so great) status and representation of women in film. To listen to old episodes, go here and make sure to check us out on SoundCloud and find us and rate/review us on iTunes! We also can be found on Twitter @FindingHerVoice.
Hello and welcome back! Our hiatus went much longer than anticipated but we’re back and eager to share our love for old favorites and new discoveries, all directed by women. For the release of Ava DuVernay’s much anticipated A Wrinkle in Time, we decided to look back at our favorite book adaptations directed by women. There are plenty more than the ones I mentioned here (including last year favorite Mudbound) but these are ones that have touched us the most.
We also dedicated time to book adaptations in the past we would have loved to see directed by a woman director and books we want to see adapted and also see directed by a woman. There is an immense amount of talent to be found out there in the world of women directors and a marriage of our favorite stories and visionaries is all we can truly home for in cinema.
We’ve also added a segment where we highlight something we’ve been watching, reading or listening to that we think is worthy of highlight.
The punk band Camp Cope released a bruiser of an album that’s all righteous female rage and one of the catchiest opening songs of an album so far this year.
Grown-ish, the spin off of the ABC series Black-ish, has gotten through its awkward stages and is becoming worthwhile television that isn’t afraid to tackle modern, millennial problems.
If you’re looking for some inspiring reading, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life and Once I Was Cool by Megan Stielstra are must reads.
Much love and happy listening. Find us on iTunes and give us a follow at Twitter. Make sure to watch along with us so you can join in the live chat. Next month we’ll be tackling positive examples of female sexuality in film.