If Wonder Woman does well on opening weekend, it sets a precedent for female-centered action films and female directors and we’ll see more of these stories on screens soon. Hollywood is a business that responds to box office. – Kirsten Schaffer, Women in Film. Read More:
Tolkien’s book The Hobbit was released in 1937, a couple of months before Snow White hit theaters. Both works highlighted a gaggle of dwarves as major supporting characters, but they could hardly have been more different. – Eric Grundhauser, Atlas Obscura. Read More:
“While the film can stand alone without the comparison [to its animated predecessor], my personal favorite remains Jean Cocteau’s darkly magical 1946 version.” – Sheila Roberts, Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Read more:
“The Force is strong with Leia, and hopefully, we will see her story continue… You just can’t have Star Wars without her. To paraphrase the signs, she is the Resistance.” – Brandy McDonnell, The Week in Women. Read more:
Old Hollywood challenged, codified, and pushed the boundaries of the acceptable female role. Stars, then as now, provided models of behavior, even if what they got up to wasn’t covered with such breathless detail by paparazzo. – J R Thorpe, Bustle. Read more:
Quarterly Festival showcasing the best of short films under 5 minutes from around the world. Films get showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and the filmmakers receive an audience feedback video of their short.