Monthly Archives: December 2014
Danny: I don’t want to spend tonight, of all night’s, doing what we’re going to be doing all next year. . . fighting.
Bernie: That’s my cue.
Joan: No. No. Debbie! No!
Danny: Fuck. Fuck.
Joan: Fuckin’ wonderful, asshole!
Bernie: You fucked that up, I’ll be the first to tell you that.
As I announced last week, next year I will be only watching films directed (or written) by women. This means films in theaters, as well as those I watch at home (new-to-me and re-watches). You can see the entire year of Female Filmmaker Friday pieces here. This feature will not be continuing, as my entire year will be spotlighting films by women. I thought for my final Female Filmmaker Friday for the year, I would list out all the films by women I watched in 2014, which comes to 46 out of a total 361 so far this year:
- News From Home (1977) – Chantal Akerman
- Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) – Susan Seidelman
- Making Mr. Right (1987) – Susan Seidelman
- Cookie (1989) – Susan Seidelman
- Smithereens (1982) – Susan Seidelman
- Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946) – Maya Deren
- That’s What She Said (2012) – Carrie Preston
- Starstruck (1982) – Gillian Armstrong
- She-Devil (1989) – Susan Seidelman
- The Pretty One (2014) – Jenée LaMarque
- Orlando (1992) – Sally Potter
- Miele (Honey) (2014) – Valeria Golino
- The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988) – Penelope Spheeris
- The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) – Penelope Spheeris
- The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998) – Penelope Spheeris
- Belle (2014) – Amma Asante
- The Bride Wore Red (1937) – Dorothy Arzner
- Décalage horaire (2002) (Jet Lag) – Danièle Thompson
- Palo Alto (2014) – Gia Coppola
- Obvious Child (2014) – Gillian Robespierre
- Used People (1992) – Beeban Kidron
- Los insólitos peces gato (The Amazing Catfish) (2014) – Claudia Sainte-Luce
- Sweetie (1989) – Jane Campion
- The Prince of Tides (1991) – Barbra Streisand
- Night Catches Us (2010) – Tanya Hamilton
- Middle of Nowhere (2012) – Ava DuVernay
- Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (2011) – Annie J. Howell, Lisa Robinson
- Serious Moonlight (2009) – Cheryl Hines
- Hester Street (1975) – Joan Micklin Silver
- Something New (2006) – Sanaa Hamri
- Advanced Style (2014) – Lina Plioplyte
- Un jour Pina m’a demandé (One Day Pine Asked) (1983) – Chantal Akerman
- Enough Said (2013) – Nicole Holofcener
- Fort Bliss (2014) – Claudia Myers
- Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa) (2001) – Caroline Link
- Love & Basketball (2000) – Gina Prince-Bythewood
- Carrie (2013) – Kimberly Peirce
- Laggies (2014) – Lynn Shelton
- Monkey Rag (2013) – Joanna Davidovich
- Beyond the Lights (2014) – – Gina Prince-Bythewood
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) – Ana Lily Amirpour
- The Bigamist (1953) – Ida Lupino
- Elle s’en va (2014) – Emmanuelle Bercot
- Zero Motivation (2014) – Talya Lavie
- The Babadook (2014) – Jennifer Kent
- Selma (2014) – Ava DuVernay
Lastly, I’m just going to see you better go see Selma if you’re in one of the four cities it’s currently playing in (L.A., NYC, Atlanta, D.C.) and if you’re not, go see it when it opens wide on January 9th.
Vicky Hoffman: Maybe it’s crazy to try and explain anything to you the way you are now, but, Tim, try to understand, to you, this is just another show. You’re part of this business. You were born to it. You never had to pound on doors to get people to listen to you. Your family did it all. It’s different with me. I’ve been on my own since I was 15. This show is my big chance. It’s make or break.