Women (Not) in Film
It's summer blockbuster time at the box office. That means big budget, special effect-driven films. It also means you probably won't see too many women in leading roles. And for those that do, there's a good chance they'll be talking about men. On today's show we'll discuss the Bluestocking Film Series, taking place in Maine and showcasing high-quality, narrative films that pass the Bechdel Test - which consists of three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man.
Guests: Kate Kaminski: screenwriter, director, and independent filmmaker whose films have screened all over the world. As Gitgo Productions, she and partner Betsy Carson have produced more than 25 films, including 4 features and numerous short fiction and non-fiction films. Gitgo’s 53-episode improvised Willard Beach was the first web series produced in Maine.
Mary Pols: Feature writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Today, not entirely reformed movie/book critic, author of Accidentally on Purpose.