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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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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Interview with Rose Bosch - Director and Writer of La Rafle (The Round Up)

I loved the book Sarah's Key (the movie not as much) but it revealed to me another story of the Holocaust and World War Two that I knew nothing about - the Vel' de' Hiv' roundup of Jews in Paris. La Rafle is another take on this told from the perspective of the children and a nurse who took care of them under the most difficult conditions. Melanie Laurent gives a terrific performance as Annette Monod a nurse who does everything she can to help these children all the while not knowing what will happen to them - or to her. It opens in NYC and LA on Friday.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 12, 2012 11:02 AM
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