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"Appropriate Behavior" by Desiree Akhavan (2014)

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Appropriate Behavior
What does ‘appropriate behavior’mean for someone who doesn’t fit anywhere?
Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Scott Adsit, Anh Duong
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Screenplay: Desiree Akhavan
Music by Josephine Wiggs
Cinematography by Chris Teague
Film Editing by Sara Shaw

“Just Wright” by Sanaa Hamri (USA, 2010)

Just Wright

Just like her first feature, Hamri’s third movie uses romance to break prejudices – this time against non-canon forms of beauty / More formulaic than her first feature / Good performance by Queen Latifah / Same fatherly figure as in her previous two movies 🙂

Cast: Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, James Pickens Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Written by Michael Elliot
Music by Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin
Cinematography by Terry Stacey
Film Editing by Melissa Kent

“Obvious Child” by Gillian Robespierre (USA, 2014)

Obvious Child

First feature / A Woody Allen (the artist not the dirty old man) in a liberated female way!

Cast: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffman, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind. Polly Draper, Paul Briganti, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Singer
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Screenplay: Gillian Robespierre
Music by Chris Bordeaux
Cinematography by Chris Teague
Film Editing by Casey Brooks

“Carrie Pilby” (Susan Johnson, USA 2016)

 

Carrie Pilby

All the men in her life disappoint her… but in the end, the movie succeeds in glorifying patriarchism. What a disappointment!

Cast: Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, Jason Ritter, William Moseley, Poorna Jagannathan, Cornelia Guest, Joel Michaely
Director: Susan Johnson
Writer: Kara Holden, based on the novel by Caren Lissner
Cinematographer: Gonzalo Amat
Editor: Phillip J. Bartell
Composer: Michael Penn