Erika Cohn’s latest documentary is a bitter reminder of how women in public office need to be constantly excellent, and not just merely good.
Take My Nose…Please! dir. Joan Kron
Being judged for your looks is no longer a punch line.
Weiner and the Politics of Politics
In the new documentary Weiner, former congressman Anthony Weiner is filmed making various campaign stops during his 2013 bid for mayor of New York City. At one of the stops, he tries to talk about affordable […]
SFIFF59: A Case for Female Documentarians
SFIFF59 made a strong case for supporting the work of female documentarians. I have been thinking a lot recently about how female documentarians are good at effacing themselves for the service of the story, and […]
MVFF 35 – Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Long-Distance Revolutionary
I saw my first “Free Mumia” sticker when I was a teenager in New York. I remember it vividly – it was on someone’s bicycle parked outside a cafe in the Lower East Side. A […]