“The Night Stalker” by Megan Griffiths (2016)

The Night Stalker

Cast: Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Chelle Sherrill, Benjamin Barrett, Andrew Ruiz
Director: Megan Griffiths
Writer: Megan Griffiths
Cinematographer: Quyen Tran
Composer: Matthew Emerson Brown, Jeremy Koepping

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“The Tale” by Jennifer Fox (USA, 2018)

first feature / cinema of substance

The Tale

An adult woman re-live her abuse childhood / Disturbing story put together in the way memories of past events come back to mind, pieces by pieces

Cast: Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Jason Ritter, Elizabeth Debicki, Ellen Burstyn, Common, John Heard
Director: Jennifer Fox
Writer: Jennifer Fox
Editor: Anne Fabini, Alex Hall, Gary Levy
Director of Photography: Ivan Strasburg, Denis Lenoir

“Augustine” by Alice Winocour (France, 2012)

first feature / cinema of substance

Augustine

Jean-Martin Charcot, a 19th-century neurologist famous for his work on female hysteria, owes his success to the influence of his wife and the capacity of his favorite patient to ‘fake’ her seizures.

Cast: Soko, Chiara Mastroianni, Olivier Rabourdin, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Duran, Sophie Cattani
Director: Alice Winocour
Music by Jocelyn Pook
Cinematography by Georges Lechaptois
Film Editing by Julien Lacheray

“Eden” by Megan Griffiths (USA, 2012)

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Cast: Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges, Matt O’Leary
Director: Megan Griffiths
Writers: Richard B. Phillips, Megan Griffiths
Music by Matthew Emerson Brown, Jeramy Koepping, Joshua Morrison
Cinematography by Sean Porter
Film Editing by Eric Frith

“The Glass Castle” by Destin Cretton (USA, 2017)

A few recent movies on fatherhood

The Glass Castle

Love your father no matter what / You can’t live with yourself and reject where you come from… These are a few of the messages in this ode to the family that is in fact a glorification of patriarchy and that ends in syrupy sentimentality / Ill-adapted flashbacks

Cast: Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, Max Greenfield, Ella Anderson, Sarah Snook, Olivia Kate Rice, Dominic Bogart Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Sadie Sink
Director: Destin Cretton
Writer (based upon the book by) Jeannette Walls
Writer: Destin Cretton, Andrew Lanham
Cinematographer: Brett Pawlak
Editor: Nat Sanders
Composer: Joel P. West

“Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman” by Angela Robinson (USA, 2017)

Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman

Powerful story and strong content that the director doesn’t fully control

“It’s a timely affirmation of feminine power—of the ways in which female wisdom and strength can charge hearts and minds, influence culture and inspire others to be their most authentic selves. That was certainly true of this summer’s origin story, with its deeply moving lead performance from Gal Gadot, and it’s true again here in the origin story behind that origin story.” Christy Lemire

Cast: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Allie Gallerani, Christopher Jon Gombos, J. J. Feild, Connie Britton
Director:
Writer: Angela Robinson
Cinematographer: Bryce Fortner
Editor: Jeffrey M. Werner
Composer: Tom Howe

“Artemisia” by Agnès Merlet (France, 1997)

Artemisia

At times amateurish

Cast: Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Miki Manojlovic, Luca Zingaretti, Emmannuelle Devos
Written and Directed by Agnes Merlet
Music by Krishna Levy
Cinematography by Benoît Delhomme
Film Editing by Guy Lecorne, Daniele Sordoni