Hello and welcome to TYF’s newest podcast series, Finding Her Voice. Joined by editor in chief Gabrielle Bondi and film and television writer Alana Jane Chase, we’ve come together to highlight, celebrate and discuss films directed by women. From the very best and most significant in the cinematic canon to personal, under-seen favorites, our hope is to touch upon as many films and talents as we can that may be undervalued and/or hopefully provide listeners to more options to add to their “watch list” for the 52 Films by Women Challenge.
A monthly podcast, the three of us will pick one film that we (ideally) haven’t seen before, watch the film and then come together to discuss at length our general feelings of the film, how the female perspective possibly added to the overall atmosphere and our thoughts on the current (not so great) status and representation of women in film. To listen to old episodes, go here and make sure to check us out on ShoutEngine and find us and rate/review us on Itunes!
We’ll be counting down to Halloween with a new post each day about our personal favorite Halloween-inspired and horror movies. To read our past lead up to Halloween coverage, click here.
I’ll be honest. Us Finding Her Voice ladies spent possibly too much time talking about this one scene from A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
If you haven’t seen this film yet and still don’t want to after viewing this scene I don’t really know what to tell you.
As is customary in the month of October, we decided that our sixth episode of Finding Her Voice would be dedicated to horror movies directed by women. Since the three of us don’t stomach horror well we aimed for atmospheric films opposed to strictly blood and gore scary ones which lead us to Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at night released in 2014 and this years The Invitation directed by Karyn Kusama who also directed the underrated Jennifer’s Body. We talk about the sensuality of the former, the diversity of the latter and the notion of women not being given the chance to direct heavy genre fare.
Next month we’ll be talking about the 1953 film The Hitch-Hiker and 1996’s Bound for the Mary E. Gates created “Noirvember” which, yes you guessed it, will allow us to focus on film noir directed by women. Make sure to watch along and join in on the dicussion with us at the end of the month. We’re all relative newbies when it comes to film noir so it should lead to an interesting discussion.
Until then, happy viewing!