Hollywood: Female Road Trips as Transgression

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Thelma turns to Louise. “Something’s crossed over in me . . . and I can’t go back.”  The road has awakened her. Road movies showcase an attempt to get outside the status quo of mainstream, conventional culture. – Laura Feinstein, Salon. More:

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TIFF 2017 – Acclaimed Women-Directed Films

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Dee Rees elevates her storytelling to a whole different level with ‘Mudbound’. Rarely do women, and particularly women of color, have the opportunity to tell epic stories. But damn, this movie is epic, complemented with extraordinary acting all around. It’s a post-WWII period piece about race that feels so relevant to today. – Melissa Silverstein, Women and Hollywood. More: