Kamala Lopez's documentary Equal Means Equal explores the challenges faced by women in the US because their rights as full humans are not recognized in the constitution. The fight for ERA is not over!
I've been meaning to watch Cate Shortland's Lore for years. Never felt like it was the right moment. This morning I watched. It's a story about the end of an era and a young woman facing the need to find her way forward into uncharted territory... coming to grips with a destructive heritage and in need of a fresh outlook on life. Timely in this age of global pandemic disruption.
Inspired by Alessandra Müller's documentary ¿Dónde está Sara Gómez? I dove in to watch Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez's posthumously completed 1977 film De cierta manera | One Way or Another (her only feature length film). Are you familiar with Gómez's work? In De cierta manera she weaves a cinema verite documentary style in with direct address, musical performances and intimate dramatic scenes to create a compelling look at marginalized communities struggling with societal changes.
Watched this film tonight. It's up for a John Cassavetes Award (best feature made for under $500,000) at Independent Spirit Awards this year. That's not one of the categories I get to vote on, but I am looking to see how many of the nominated films I can watch before awards night. It's out on disc. I borrowed it from the library.
SO glad I did. It's a gem of a film. Subtle. Beautifully acted. Lovely script. Thanks for making this film.
Day 217 of A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act.