The Oscars and the Bechdel Test
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The Oscars and the Bechdel Test

The media is full of news about the upcoming Oscars. The Oscars were started to award the best films and performances, with categories including “Best Picture” “Best Actor” “Best Supporting Actor” “Best Animated Film”, etc. It shouldn’t be hard for the nine films nominated for Best Picture to include a strong portrayal of women – … Continue reading

Shocking Gender Inequality in Film
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Shocking Gender Inequality in Film

In light of the record-breaking opening of the female-led action film Hunger Games: Catching Fire this past weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any, advancements women are making. After reviewing the data, it is clear that Hollywood remains stuck in its gender bias. via … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Hilary Brougher at Boston University

The Boston University Women’s Studies Program  and the Humanities Foundation present Hilary Brougher, winner of the  Milan Film Festival Best Director award, on campus to discuss her acclaimed film Stephanie Daley. She will discuss her work as an acclaimed woman film director, on Wednesday November 19, 2008, from 4 – 6 pm in in room 206, 8 St. Mary’s Street, … Continue reading