Casey Murray & AJ Thomas
Stephens College hosted the 10th Citizen Jane Film Festival last weekend, Oct. 26-29. The festival showcases films directed by women. The report covers members of the audience who saw some of the films, as well as interviews with members of the cast and crew. Some notable films are highlighted below:
- Faces Places is a documentary following an aging film director and a young street artist who travel around France in order to meet people, and post giant pictures against building walls. The film is light-hearted, quirky, and attempts to engage the audience in a little old lady who wants to immortalize her memories before they disappear from her brain.’
- Landline is a story following a family who becomes shaken by infidelity and divorce. The film is set in the 90’s, back before cell phones took over, and when the main method of communication was the landline phone in every house.
- The Revival: Women and the Word is a documentary about a group of African-American, queer women who travel to several U.S. cities in order to share their poetry and music. The audience watches the women grow alongside each other, form bonds, and share their personal stories about art and life in America.
- The short Friday is about a teenage girl who is growing up during Ted Bundy’s trial and execution, and her life as people vilify Ted Bundy while perpetrating everyday microaggressions of sexism.
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