Spotlight: Audrey Hepburn — In Their Own League

May 4th marks Audrey Hepburn’s 91st birthday. Hepburn is remembered for her many iconic roles. From Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) to Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady” (1964) to Princess Ann in “Roman Holiday” (1953), Hepburn was captivating on-screen. My personal favourite films of hers are “Charade” (1963) and “Wait Until Dark” (1967). “Charade” was a smart comedy. Her banter with Cary Grant was superb. And I appreciate that she squashed the romantic storyline of the film because of the significant age difference between her and Grant. Iconic. Meanwhile, “Wait Until Dark” was much, um, darker, than any other works before. Hepburn stars as a recently blinded woman who accidentally has a doll full of heroin in her possession. Alan Arkin plays the drug dealer needing to get his product back. It is an intriguing and intense cat and mouse game which culminates at the climax of the film where Arkin chases Hepburn through a pitch-black apartment. It is horrifying, terrifying, stressful, and made watching “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) a bit difficult for a while.

via Spotlight: Audrey Hepburn — In Their Own League

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The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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