On Tuesday American journalist and founder and editor of The 11th Hour published my review of the new documentary: Dead Name (read it here). Jennifer had asked me to review it in January, and luckily I got the chance before Vimeo censored it.
Dead Name (2022) features interviews with parents of children claiming a cross-sex identity. The film is a timely exploration of their experiences. Moreover, director Taylor Reece foregrounds several women in her documentary—a filmmaking choice I never get enough of, whether it's in feature films or documentaries. Women rarely get sufficiently platformed.
Speaking of women being given the opportunity to be heard, I caught Women Talking—Canadian writer-director Sarah Polley's new feature film—the other night at the theatre. Its actresses get at least 90% (if not 95%) of the lines. For that reason and many others I highly recommend it.
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