CURATED BY EMMA EDEN RAMOS
Each Women’s History Month, The Library of Congress, The National Archives and Records Administration, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Gallery of Art, The National Park Service, The Smithsonian Institution, and other institutes pay homage to pioneers in The Women’s Movement. As this celebratory month just came to a close, we want to acknowledge a group of female artists who deserve (more) recognition and (more) admiration. So, given that it's Friday today (which means you can Netflix ALL weekend), we are proud to offer you, our lovely readers, a “playlist” of films directed by women. Put these films on your queueor Amazon wish-list. You won’t regret it. Trust us.
Agnès Varda: Cléo from 5 to 7
"I'm too good for men."
Sally Potter: Orlando
Orlando: "If I were a man...I might choose not to risk my life for an uncertain cause. I might think that freedom won by death is not worth having. In fact..."
Agnieszka Holland: Copying Beethoven
"Forgive me. I may be a woman, but I am the best student."
Ava DuVernay: Selma
"Our lives are not fully lived if we're not willing to die for those we love, for what we believe."
Lisa Cholodenko: High Art
"I'm Greta. I live for Lucy... I mean, I live here, with Lucy."
Laurie Collyer: Sherrybaby
"From the ages of 16 to 22, heroin was the love of my life."
Deborah Kampmeier: Hounddog
“If you don’t you keep on singing, keep on feeling the spirit. If your dreams go underground for a while, buried so deep in the earth so they can survive, you just keep feeling the spirit even in the dark.”
Leah Meyerhoff: I Believe in Unicorns
“I have so much to say… but I don’t know where to start. Maybe when I learn how to breath.. I’ll know how to speak."
Emma Eden Ramos is a writer from New York City. Her middle grade novella titled The Realm of the Lost was published in 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Her short stories have appeared in Stories for Children Magazine, The Legendary, The Citron Review, BlazeVOX Journal, and other journals. Ramos’ novelette, "Where the Children Play," was included in Resilience: Stories, Poems, Essays, Words for LGBT Teens, edited by Eric Nguyen. Three Women: A Poetic Triptych and Selected Poems (Heavy Hands Ink, 2011), Ramos’ first poetry chapbook, was shortlisted for the 2011 Independent Literary Award in Poetry. Still, At Your Door: A Fictional Memoir (Writers AMuse Me Publishing, 2014) is Ramos' third book.