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11th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival Lures Women Directors Julie Taymor, Rory Kennedy, Lynn Shelton

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 18, 2012 at 9:57PM

The 11th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival in Ashland, Oregan will host 94 films from around the world from April 12th to the 16th. This year, several women directors will attend the festival, including special guests Julie Taymor ("The Lion King" and "Spider-Man" musicals, "Across the Universe") and Ondi Timoner ("We Live in Public"), two-time Sundance Grand Jury prize-winner.
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Lynn Shelton's 'Your Sister's Sister'
IFC Films Lynn Shelton's 'Your Sister's Sister'

The 11th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival in Ashland, Oregan will host 94 films from around the world from April 12th to the 16th. This year, several women directors will attend the festival, including special guests Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe"), the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical ("The Lion King"), and Ondi Timoner ("We Live in Public"), two-time Sundance Grand Jury prize-winner.
 
Also attending are Rory Kennedy, who returns to AIFF with her latest documentary, Sundance's HBO doc "Ethel," a personal portrait of her mother, Ethel Kennedy. Lynn Shelton presents her Sundance film "Your Sister’s Sister," a romantic comedy starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass. And yes, there will be films directed by men, including Paul Saltzman's latest, "Return to Mississippi (Work in Progress)."

The festival’s full schedule, film descriptions and program are available now here. Tickets go on sale to members beginning March 20 and to the general public on March 25.

This article is related to: Festivals, Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, Lynn Shelton, Rosemarie DeWitt, Rosemary DeWitt, Julie Taymor, Festivals


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