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Women and Hollywood


Melissa Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.

She is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Athena Film Festival. The 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 at Barnard College in NYC.

Melissa recently published the first book from Women and Hollywood, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, which is a compilation of over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site.

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Cross Post: Nina Menkes - Cinema as Sorcery

I have fallen in love with Nina Menkes.  Her films have taken me there, in their descent to the depths of her psyche, and by way of hers, to my own.  I continue falling in love with her as she shares her experience of making her art.  She speaks of her films as dreams that she interprets and uses to understand her self.   Her journey is both creative and spiritual.  She is committed to the inner life and intuitive filmmaking.  She is committed to the alienated feminine.   Nina Menkes’ films have been recognized internationally as works of art on the highest level…brilliant, provocative, intense and utterly original. 
  • By Deborah Kampmeier
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  • March 11, 2012 1:37 PM
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