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! With the release of Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 we’ve seen highlights from both ends of the spectrum in terms of the superhero genre. Solo was released this past week and with it (along with the news that James Mangold would be taking on a Boba Fett film) comes the discussion yet again of just who gets the opportunity to direct these big budgeted, tentpole summer films.
We talked about the directors we’d love to see be given the same opportunities to direct these blockbuster films, the chances that have been given out that have been dead on arrival, and the notion that men are more often given these opportunities based on their promise, rather than demonstrated skill (the opposite of female directors).
We also close out by discussing what we’ve been currently watching/reading/listening to which includes Hulu’s The Runnaways and the films of Mira Nair and Gillian Armstrong.
Next month we’ll be tackling animated films in lead up to the Incredibles 2 with Persepolis and Brave.
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 up: discussions on the discrepancy of who is and isn’t given keys to the mega blockbuster castle.