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 ShoutEngine and find us and rate/review us on iTunes! We also can be found on Twitter @FindingHerVoice.
Hello and welcome back! It’s been a YEAR since we began this podcast and it’s been a blast each month to get to explore these female directed films and the complexities that come along with them. Rather than picking a theme in April we instead chose to set our sights specifically on one director: Sofia Coppola. One of our collective favorites over the past few years (especially when we all, respectively, began latching onto film in general) her filmmography is more than enough worthy to warrant a whole discussion. From The Virgin Suicides to the upcoming The Beguiled, Coppola’s career has been defined by master works of the subtleties in art.
We talk about what our favorite film of hers is, what film we saw first and what it is about her filmmaking that makes her such a genuis.
For May we’ll be hitting up blockbuster season by watching Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 Point Break and the 2008 Catherine Hardwicke directed adaptation of Twilight. Make sure to watch along and join the discussion in late May!