Women in Film | TBW + Poll!

Greetings all! I thought I might add a tiny post to the run up this week, a project I’m really excited about!

International Geek Girl Pen Pals is hosting a Women in Film Challenge to celebrate Women’s History Month, a challenge I will happily accept.  The challenge: watch 15 films about women, created by women or the themes are about women. You can get on the action too, use #iggleswatch on social media to connect with others who are participating!

Here’s a handy chart:

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To complete this challenge I’m going to give myself a month to watch all the films and at least review most of them on this blog. I also made sure all films on the TBW were films I had never seen before.

Here are the list of films on my TBW list, read on to decide which film you want me to review first:

  1. My Brilliant Career (1979)
    • The heroine, Sybylla, a headstrong girl growing up in early 20th century Australia, has the opportunity of marriage to a wealthy young man whom she loves, but rejects it in order to maintain her independence, preferring to take a job as governess/housekeeper to the family of an illiterate neighbor to whom her father owes money.

  2. Ghost World (2001)
    • With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man’s newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

  3. Ida (2013)
    • Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

  4. The Dressmaker (2015)
    • A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

  5. Kumiko, the Treasure Finder (2014)
    • A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

  6. Clueless (1995)
    • A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

  7. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
    • Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

  8. Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (2009)
    • Is about a rumoured affair between Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky in Paris in 1920, the year that Chanel No. 5 was created.

  9. Advantageous (2015)
    • In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

  10. It’s a Girl (2012)
    • Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls.

  11. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
    • A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

  12. The Intern (2015)
    • 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.

  13. Misery (1990)
    • After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

  14. Pariah (2011)
    • A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

  15. The Joy Luck Club (1993)
    • The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

So that’s my TBW, any films you really want me to review that are on this list? Either comment below or vote in the poll.

Choose wisely my padawans.

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