This month, the Show&Tell team has been discussing and passing back and forth great films made by women. So we wanted to share some of our favorites with our community.
Founder & CEO, Keith’s Pick:
Thank You For Coming by Sara Lamm
I may be partial because I advised the filmmaker on building partnerships and securing a national PBS broadcast…The film follows director Sara Lamm in her search to find her dad after learning she’s sperm donor conceived. It’s a documentary I’ve seen a few times and each time I fall further in love with the honest, vulnerable nuance of the director’s journey. It’s funny, poetic and sometimes raw….and it has a great double entendre for a title.
Head of Filmmaker Engagement, Nadia’s Pick:
Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher
I have never felt more in love with a film than with this magic realism masterpiece. From its simplicity to philosophical storytelling; Happy as Lazzaro is one of those films where the more you watch it the more you learn. Every time I watch this film I observe new details I didn’t notice before. This film has a unique look, and one of the most beautiful aesthetics I have seen. Shot in 16mm by female French DP Helene Louvart, Happy as Lazzaro takes you to another world.
Head of Product, Alex’s Pick
When Harry Met Sally by Nora Ephron
I could rewatch this movie 1000x and never get sick of it — there’s no one who writes and directs comedy better than Nora Ephron, and I think When Harry Met Sally is one of her best works — its funny and touching and even though I know how cheesy that new years eve scene is, it still makes me cry every time I watch it. I disagree with Harry though and will say — I do believe men and women can just be friends.
Creative Content Producer, Lauren’s Pick
Faces Places by Agnes Varda & JR
Faces Places is one of the only documentaries I could watch over and over again. Agnes Varda is phenomenal in this film. Seeing her work with JR to literally and figuratively amplify the faces and voices of the people in the rural areas of France always brightens my day.
Video Editing Intern, Katherine’s Pick
Tigers Are Not Afraid by Issa Lopez
I watched this film for class last semester! Tigers Are Not Afraid illuminates the corruption and economic distress of Mexico during the war between the government and drug trafficking syndicates. Director Issa Lopez is able to create a captivating blend between fantasy and genuine horror as we follow a group of children navigating this dangerous world. Based on her native country and personal accounts, this film resonated with me long after the shocking ending on screen.