52 Films by Women
As many of you already know, I’m part of the league! In Their Own League is a site (and soon to come podcast) created by the great Bianca Garner (better known as Bee). She was brave enough to ask me to join her on this journey, and I couldn’t be happier and grateful. I decided to take a head start and purchase several books, so I can start learning about the women working in film (past and present). I bought Backwards and In Heels, The Female Gaze, both of these books written by Alicia Malone, and Silent Women Pioneers of Cinema by Melody Bridges and Cheryl Robson. I started with The Female Gaze, a book that lists the essential movies made by women, and was impressed just by reading the introduction. It was then that I decided to accept the #52FilmsByWomen challenge and here I am now writing about them. The challenge is to watch one female-directed film a week, but I’ve been watching several a week (since I have a lot of catching up to do). With that out of the way here are the female-directed films I have watched and reviewed since starting this challenge. Enjoy!