Spotlight on Women Filmmakers
With the start of Women’s History Month, Film at Lincoln Center is excited to continue our ongoing efforts to showcase underrepresented stories, perspectives, and filmmakers in continuation of our wider Amplified Voices initiative. All through March, we’ll spotlight woman-identifying filmmakers through our programming, never-before-seen archival Q&As, community initiatives, essential articles, and more.
March Social Links
Throughout the month, follow along as we highlight vital films and filmmakers who have made an impact in cinema. The lists below will continue to be updated so we encourage you to bookmark this page on your browser. For direct access, join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or subscribe to FLC’s weekly newsletter.
- “Filmmaker Spotlight” will shine a light on exemplary filmmakers from well-known icons to emerging voices.
“A relationship is about inventing your own language." – Céline Sciamma pic.twitter.com/cQZBsdo9Ni
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) March 3, 2021
Happy Birthday, Juliette Binoche! 💕🇫🇷
Seen here in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s THREE COLORS: BLUE (1993) pic.twitter.com/XuGq1BPWDO
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) March 9, 2021
Larisa Shepitko and Agnès Varda in 1977 💜 pic.twitter.com/gOISpIvhVg
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) March 18, 2021
- “From the Archives” will feature critical conversation starters from previous FLC filmmaker Q&As
- Claire Denis and the cast of White Material from the 47th New York Film Festival in 2009.
- Lucrecia Martel on The Headless Woman from the 46th New York Film Festival in 2008.
- Mira Nair on Salaam Bombay! from the 44th New York Film Festival in 2006.
- Watch a never-before-published Q&A with Taraji P. Henson on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button from the 46th New York Film Festival in 2008:
- “Film in Focus” will present notable works featured in past iterations of the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and more.
LES CRÉATURES (Agnes Varda, 1966)
55 years ago this year, Agnes Varda's fourth feature LES CRÉATURES screened at the fourth #NYFF. The iconic filmmaker would go on to present at least one new film every decade at the festival. #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/XuQTjXFAki
— New York Film Festival (@TheNYFF) March 1, 2021
WHITE MATERIAL (Claire Denis, 2009) pic.twitter.com/6Qc91Eha7x
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) March 8, 2021
PARIAH (Dee Rees, 2011) pic.twitter.com/VdNnamlt9U
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) March 10, 2021
SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME (Chloé Zhao, 2015) pic.twitter.com/e6OrxnnJ0W
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) March 14, 2021
FIRST COW (Kelly Reichardt, 2019) pic.twitter.com/7JJeWO1d4g
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) March 24, 2021
- Our “Community Corner” questions will offer a space for online dialogues with the FLC community. Tune in every Friday to offer your cinema-related thoughts!
What’s your favorite French film directed by a woman? 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/mLYHGmDQAc
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) March 5, 2021
March Programming & Talks
This month FLC is presenting programming featuring a variety of films from around the world helmed by women. Our current Virtual Cinema titles include Jill Li’s Lost Course, Fernanda Valadez’s Identifying Features, and Lili Horvát’s Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time. Maya Da-Rin’s The Fever, a 49th New Directors/New Films selection, will open on March 19th.
The 26th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema takes place March 4-14 with actress and activist Emmanuelle Béart as the official Guest of Honor. Explore contemporary French cinema through the eyes of the women filmmakers such as Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh’s Gagarin, Fabienne Godet’s Lifelines, Nicole Garcia’s Lovers, Caroline Vignal’s My Donkey, My Lover, and I, Nora Martirosyan’s Should the Wind Drop, Charlène Favier’s Slalom, and Suzanne Lindon’s Spring Blossom. Ticket holders for each film will receive access to a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Conversations with Woman-Identifying Filmmakers
Explore our archive of interviews and Q&As with filmmakers including Chloé Zhao, Claire Denis, Garrett Bradley, Mati Diop, Kelly Reichardt, Dee Rees, Agnès Varda, Jessie Maple, and more as they share their storytelling tips and distinct approaches to filmmaking in discussions with our programmers and special guests.
Check out the playlist below, along with highlights, or on YouTube.
Film Comment Articles
Explore the Film Comment archives for additional reading and film criticism:
- We Can Be Heroes: Agnès Varda
- Interview: Julie Dash
- Feeling Seen: Song of the Exile
- Phantom Light: First Cow and Beyond
- Interview: Garrett Bradley
- Interview: Claire Mathon
- Reaching Out: Eliza Hittman, Filmmaker
- Interview: Mati Diop
- Interview: Juliet Taylor
- Beautiful Work: The Female Gaze in Beau Travail, La France, and The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
- This is Us: Dee Ree’s Mudbound