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‘The Yellow Room': Illegal Abortion as Feminist Gothic Horror Film

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Young filmmaker Assal Ghawami has written and directed a film that brings together themes of “The Yellow Wallpaper” with a story of a contemporary back-alley abortion.

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MAKERS: A Good Women’s History Lesson, But Misses Younger Feminists

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MAKERS was a good overview documentary, and I’m glad it exists. Unfortunately, it ended with a thud by ignoring many of the vibrant, young feminists working today.

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“Abortion Democracy:” Feminist Film-Maker Inspires Us to Speak Out for Women

Sarah Diehl’s film skillfully contrasts abortion policies and laws in two countries, revealing how the legal status of women is a direct result of the silencing–or empowering–of women’s voices

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Teens Talk Gender and Sexuality and Hollywood Listens

A film contest results in production by Hollywood professionals of three scripts written by female teen authors exploring the powerful and damaging messages about what it means to be male.

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Documenting Late Abortions: Two Providers Undaunted

An unknown number of doctors across the country perform late abortions, but unlike most, Drs. LeRoy Carhart and Warren Hern do so publicly. The film Trust Women explores their commitment to women.

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Hermione Granger: A Heroine Comes Into Her Own

Hermione, an always-wonderful sidekick, has moved onto center stage. Her emotions and choices, classically heroic, anchored a piece of the epic story that would have felt muddled and rootless without her.

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Akimbo’s First Ever Film Festival: Millennium Development Goals at the Movies!

RH Reality Check is highlighting Akimbo’s first ever film festival, focused on each of the eight Millennium Development Goals as a way to increase awareness of the issues about which the goals are related.

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“Greenberg:” The Groundbreaking Abortion Film You Might Have Missed

“Greenberg,” Noah Baumbach’s latest film starring Ben Stiller, isn’t just another movie about a man-child character having a mid-life crisis. Instead it deals unapologetically with real issues, like unwanted pregnancy and abortion.

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Men Are From Apatow-Land, Women Are From Venus

In “Funny People,” men are always from Mars and women from Venus–and the central question is how Mars should gently approach Venus despite his libidinous need to fornicate with her.

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Brüno Walks the Line

Is Brüno a punch in the face to American homophobia or does it perpetuate homophobic stereotypes in the name of satirizing them?

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