Mill Valley Film Festival http://kalw.org en Film explores the untold story of America’s heroines http://kalw.org/post/film-explores-untold-story-america-s-heroines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday night, </span><a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/wonder-women/" style="line-height: 1.5;">PBS</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is airing the documentary, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Wonder Women: the Untold Story of America’s Heroines</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; The film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect something more subtle, that is: society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. It features TV stars </span><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004812/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lynda Carter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), along with </span><a href="http://www.gloriasteinem.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gloria Steinem</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and others talking about feminism through a pop culture lens. Bay Area documentary filmmaker </span><a href="http://wonderwomendoc.com/team/filmmakers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kristy Guevera-Flanagan</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> made the film. She spoke with </span>KALW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> contributor Kevin Robinson, who runs the website <a href="http://www.mediumraretv.org/">Medium Rare</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:29:00 +0000 Kevin Robinson 17843 at http://kalw.org Film explores the untold story of America’s heroines Rwanda documentary comes to Mill Valley Film Festival http://kalw.org/post/rwanda-documentary-comes-mill-valley-film-festival <p>Tonight is opening night for the <a href="http://www.mvff.org">Mill Valley Film Festival</a>: the biggest Bay Area film fest of the year. Among the films showing is <em><a href="http://www.sweetdreamsrwanda.com/">Sweet Dreams</a></em>, the story of a group of Rwandan women who found community and support after the 1994 Rwandan genocide by coming together as a drum troupe. The film was codirected, coedited, and coproduced by Rob Fruchtman and his sister: Berkeley resident Lisa Fruchtman. KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with Lisa Fruchtman about the making of <em>Sweet Dreams.</em></p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:36:28 +0000 Ben Trefny 17604 at http://kalw.org Rwanda documentary comes to Mill Valley Film Festival Web Exclusive: Bay Area director on working with Francis Ford Coppola http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-bay-area-director-working-francis-ford-coppola <p><em><a href="http://www.sweetdreamsrwanda.com/">Sweet Dreams</a> </em>is a documentary that tells the story of a group of Rwandan women who coped with the 1994 Rwandan genocide in part by coming together as a drum troupe. The film was codirected, coedited, and coproduced by Rob Fruchtman and his sister, Berkeley resident Lisa Fruchtman. She worked as an editor on <em>The Godfather II</em> and <em>III</em> and <em>Apocolypse Now</em>, and won an academy award for editing the feature film <em>The Right Stuff</em>. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:50:21 +0000 Ben Trefny 17607 at http://kalw.org Web Exclusive: Bay Area director on working with Francis Ford Coppola