TIME�S UP in US launches the 4 Percent Challenge

Posted Sunday 03 Feb 2019

From 2007 to 2018, just 4% of directors of the 1200 top-grossing US films were women. The #4PercentChallenge, launched during an event at Sundance on Friday, is calling on filmmakers to commit to announcing a project with a female director in the next 18 months. Click the link below to see who has signed up so far as well as which studios. The #4PercentChallenge is part of the #TIMESUPX2 campaign, which was publicly launched at the 2019 Golden Globes.

 

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Check out these women-helmed films during the Wellington Film Society 2019 season

Posted Sunday 03 Feb 2019

Wellingtonions, you're in for a treat this year! The WFS's screenings will include V?ra Chytilov�'s ground-breaking film Daisies, Sofia Coppola's arresting debut The Virgin Suicides, and Agn�s Varda's delightful collaboration with photographer JR Faces Places. Contemporary German filmmakers Maren Ade (The Forest for the Trees) and Valeska Grisebach (Western) present very different takes on modern European life. Heart of a Dog by musician and artist Laurie Anderson and Cameraperson, directed by cinematographer Kirsten Johnson are some of the highlights in the documentary line-up. Screenings will be held at the Embassy Theatre (Grand screen) on Kent Terrace every Monday from 6.15 pm.

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The Virgin Suicides, by Sofia Coppola