Our own Experimental and Fringe Film Editor Denah A. Johnston revisits the films of 'Outsider Auteur' Lynne Ramsay with a focus on We Need to Talk about Kevin. Johnston locates in Ramsay's work a continuity of themes and aesthetics, with respect to bold cinematic image-making practices and soundscapes.
On April 21, 2015, the Sundance Institute and Women In Film, Los Angeles, released Phase III of the Female Filmmakers Initiative, a report exploring the careers of female directors.
This latest report explores how female directors do professionally after their films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The document also “assesses the types of films, distribution deals, and exhibition patterns of male and female U.S. Dramatic Competition directors. Then, through industry interviews with filmmakers, buyers, and sellers, it examines the unique impediments female filmmakers face.”
Phase III was preceded by Phase I (2013), which “examined gender differences for U.S. films at the Sundance Film Festival from 2002-2012,” and Phase II (2014), which found that “female directors were just as likely as their male counterparts to complete their films and be accepted into the top 10 film festivals.”
Read the full report here.