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Girls Night Out

Yvonne
Yvonne Rainer
(photo by Jack Mitchell)

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Did you know that movies get to stay in movie theatres, or not, based on their performance on the opening day and the opening weekend? That's it. Wait to see a film you care about, and it very likely could be gone.

During the Mill Valley Film Festival in October of this year, I was moderator on a panel of women filmmakers discussing issues around production and gender disparities. One local woman made a daring suggestion: She reported her discovery of a national network to mobilize audience support for African-American film releases by getting out the word, by email and fax, to folks around the country whenever an important African-American film was about to open.

"Wouldn't it be great to have something like that for women's films as well?" she asked.

I couldn't agree more. So, this space is consecrated to the posting of film-opening bulletins. Be sure to post them with dates and cities. The postings can be for films which have been directed by women and inspire us (and, let's face it, some of them are business-as-usual movies). They may also include movies that don't have women as directors but are really important for us (like Thelma and Louise, for instance) and demand to be seen and supported to change that toxic, woman-bashing or women-invisible landscape out there. Now let's see if we can get out to movie theatres and make a difference.

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Name: Alan Yegge
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Date: Tue Jan 30 10:11:19 2001
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Name: Janelle Yegge
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Name: Janelle Yegge
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Date: Sun Oct 15 03:52:35 2000
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Good points on women in film. I especially loved your interview with the directors of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye". FEMINISM needs more FASCISM! Just like the old days. Make men slaves. Check out my website for some rather humorous ideas!
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Date: Mon Jul 31 06:42:35 2000
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I am interested in movie theories. Feminism of the movie theories is defective in the general public's concern. I wish to popularization of feminism.
Name: Barbara McCandless
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Date: Tue Jan 18 18:09:41 2000
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I have just established a website dedicated to encouraging women to do just what Ruby suggests here - go see chick flicks the weekend they open. Grab your girlfriends and make a fun outing of it. My friends and I make a point of going to the Friday matinee, followed by coffee and discussion. Somehow it seems more fun (and slightly irresponsible) to take a few hours off from work and mothering responsibilities! But Friday night or anytime will do!
Name: mary elizabeth sanyal
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Date: Wed Oct 6 16:59:01 1999
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Here on the north coast of california we have one movie theatre which shows 2 films a night for 5 days. I have begun, starting tonight, a women watching films that interest women, in our homes via rented videos. any suggestions of websites that would help us in selecting films beyon the Linda McAllister lists would be appreciated. We are looking for a mix of fun and seriousness.
Name: Gabriela Velasquez
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Date: Fri Jul 23 15:51:35 1999
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My best friend (Sara) wants to be a movie director, so I feel very srong about supporting female directors any movies we need to suppport please let us know
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Date: Fri Jul 23 15:50:39 1999
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My best friend (Sara) wants to be a movie director, so I feel very srong about supporting female directors any movies we need to suppport please let us know
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Date: Wed Jul 21 20:07:08 1999
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I am looking for an expert to teach an online course re women & film. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact me at sarahy@u-know.com.
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