Ask for Janeis based on the true story of a 1960s underground abortion network in Chicago—Jane Collective—which originally was named Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation, to help women obtain safe abortions during a time when it's illegal in most of the United States.
New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) had its 20th annual Designing Women Awards gala on Tuesday, June 11 at the acclaimed Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City and was once again a motivational celebration. Co-presented by Variety, the event recognized and celebrated extraordinary women behind-the-scenes, renowned make-up artists, hair stylists and costume designers for their achievements, talent, and vision in the entertainment industry.
In this comedy feature, Abby (Amy Poehler) over plans a trip to Napa, with her best, longtime friends, in honor of Rebecca (Rachel Dratch)’s 50th birthday. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), horny Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures.
Tribeca Film Festival keeps delivering a great selection of series and panel discussions, year after year, including women's stories, talks of diversity and inclusion.
American Woman is Semi Chellas's directorial debut. No stranger to film, the writer/director is a primetime Emmy nominated writer and producer of Mad Men, The Romanoffs, and The Eleventh Hour, which won Best Drama in Canada twice.
American-Egyptian filmmaker, Sharine Atif, brings Jebel Banat (Girls Mountain) to the Tribeca Film Festival, about two Bedouin sisters (Sara Soumaya Abel and Jala Hesham) that hide on a mountain, escaping forced marriages and embarking on a journey of freedom.