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Karie (site owner) Written by Karie (site owner)
Oct. 30, 2017 | 9:38 PM

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A few months back I went to see the new film “Wakefield” directed by Robin Swicord and starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. It was the opening night for the film and Ms. Swicord was present for Q&A afterward. I looked around and felt disappointed and frankly bewildered that the theatre wasn’t full. It should have been.

The statics are grim. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Women made up just 7 percent of all directors on the top 250 films, a 2 percent decline from 2015, according to San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.”

We need gender equality and now is the time. We need to support each other and do everything we can to create change. While the FilmRadar e-newsletter has been going strong since 2002, I decided it was time to do an e-newsletter exclusively about movies directed by women playing on screens all over Los Angeles. This will cover everything from mainstream releases, independent films, animation, avant-garde, documentaries and more!

My hope is that this newsletter will grow into a community. I am hoping that someday we can round up others and attend screenings together, have cocktails and networking events.

For now, I’ll just be happy to see full theatres when movies directed by women open here in Los Angeles. Sign up for FilmRadar- Reel Women and let’s make that dream a reality.

-Karie Bible

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