Formed shortly after Adrienne Shelly's death, the ASF, with its simple but critical mission of supporting women filmmakers, awarded its 50th production grant to Meredith Danluck for her film State Like Sleep.
This is a photo from Polina Kouklina's first shoot for a fashion publication. I repeatedly told her agency that I didn't want to shoot girls under the age of 16. The agency told me she was 16. On set she told me she was 14 and by the middle of the shoot I found out she was actually 13.
New Latino voices. Rising talent. A directorial vision from a co-directing team of complementary talents. It could just be the recipe for a movie that packs a punch...or in the least, a really cool rhyme.
Guerrero's voice represents the complexity of the immigrant. Her identity is what she titles "Xicana Urban," a result of being born in San Francisco, raised in the East Bay Area, and maintaining a tight connection with her Mexican heritage.
On this day we celebrate Adrienne's life, her accomplishments and the legacy she's left behind. It is in her honor that I started the Adrienne Shelly Foundation with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.
I saw no mention of Robert Redford's birthday amongst all the pop dreck that seems to capture people's attention these days. I am going to attempt a tribute of sorts, as I can think of few people in the entertainment field more deserving.
Redford is expected to discuss his key, behind-the-scenes role in the making of the film; his relationship with Woodward and Bernstein; and the film's historical significance in the post-Watergate era.