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Equal pay happened 40 years ago, in case you didn’t know.

I’ve had a pretty great week of watching women in films in positive roles. Last night I watched MADE IN DAGENHAM, the story of Rita O’Grady, the British woman we can thank for allowing us to (theoretically) be paid the same … Continue reading

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A Finnish Christmas Tale.

I spent 90 minutes of my holidays at the Music Box theater in Chicago watching a Finnish Christmas movie called RARE EXPORTS. The Santa legend takes on nefarious undertones as grizzled Finnish men snarl, “you better watch out,” and a little Bjork-faced boy … Continue reading

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Shooting a Chicken is Hard Work.

Over Christmas, I gave my 9 year old niece my Flipcam and asked her to film a message to send to her aunt & uncle in Alaska. This clip may or may not be a budding documentary filmmaker, but my … Continue reading

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Longing, Breathing, Remembering.

Another film by Finnish director, Pirjo Honkasalo, 3 ROOMS OF MELANCHOLIA is nothing short of amazing. (Released in 2005, but a stunning piece of work that I’d never seen before). The documentary opens on a graphic: ROOM 1 – Longing. Then, … Continue reading

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