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By March 9, 2016September 8th, 2016News, Uncategorized

March marks Women’s History Month– a time to celebrate the achievements of women all around the world. There have been many great women who made major contributions to our society and became great influences to women all around the world, especially in the entertainment field. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we created a list of just a few documentary films you can watch this month. All films are available on Digital HD and DVD.



THE GIRLS IN THE BANDThis documentary tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late ’30s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.







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CAROLE KING: NAUTRAL WOMAN– She impacted the music industry with her amazing hits. Now, King tells her own story in the new documentary “Carole King: Natural Woman.” The documentary features previously unseen and rare performance material and home movies, with Carole in a new interview and archive interviews telling her life story as an acclaimed singer-songwriter. To date, more than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles. More recently, Carole was a recipient of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors which celebrates the honorees’ lifetime artistic achievements. Whilst in 2014 a Broadway production ‘Beautiful’ (which tells her life story during the Goffin & King era) has received rave reviews winning a Tony Award and two Olivier Awards for the London production. In 2013, Carole was the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress for her songwriting. Nowadays Carole King sees herself as much as an eco-activist as a songwriter.

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MISS REPRESENTATIONWritten and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.”


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FUTURE WEATHER – This female-driven film tells the story of Lauduree (Haney-Jardine), a 13-year-old loner passionate about nature and worried about global warming. Greta (Amy Madigan), her grandmother, is a fiery nurse jaded by alcohol and disappointment. When Lauduree is abruptly abandoned by her dreamer single mom (Marin Ireland), she decides to take survival into her own hands, forcing her and Greta to rethink their futures. Featuring outstanding performances by Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams, Gone Baby Gone), Lili Taylor (Say Anything, Six Feet Under), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), Marin Ireland (Revolutionary Road, Rachel Getting Married) and newcomer Perla Haney-Jardine (Kill Bill Vol. 2, Spider-Man 3), Future Weather is a coming-of-age drama about saying goodbye to what we love and leaping into the unknown. 



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