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Female Filmmaker Friday: Crossing Delancey, 1988 (dir. Joan Micklin Silver)


For this week’s Female Filmmaker Friday I’ve chosen a film I first saw on TCM during A Year With Women, and that I have subsequently re-watched many, many times: Joan Micklin Silver’s Crossing Delancey. The film is based on a play by Susan Sandler, who also wrote the screenplay. Much like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, this film captures an era and place in New York City that no longer exists. Featuring a score by the Roches, much of the film takes place in the Lower East Side. This article does a great job of breaking down the changes that have happened in the last thirty years to that neighborhood. There be spoilers after the cut.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Down With Love, 2003 (dir. Peyton Reed)


Catcher Block: You said she was a spinster.
Peter MacMannus: I’ve never used the word “spinster” in my life. Okay, once, when I told my mother it was technically incorrect to call her son a spinster.

Movie Quote of the Day – Wolf, 1994 (dir. Mike Nichols)


Roy: Two things.
Will Randall: Go.
Roy: How many investors do we have?
Will Randall: I don’t know. Haven’t called any yet.
Roy: But you want me to say it anyway?
Will Randall: Yes.
Roy: Second thing: Is any of this true?
Will Randall: Not yet.
Roy: You are my God.