This year saw filmmakers and film lovers throwing a welcome stone through the glass ceiling of the Hollywood boys club. Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman to be recognized and nominated for an Academy Award for cinematography (continuing on to capture Wakanda in all its glory for Black Panther), Uma Thurman opened up about the abuse she faced on and off the set of Kill Bill, and millions of (men’s) eyes finally (chose to open)ed up. Here, we follow in Rachel Morrison and the Film Society at Lincoln Center’s footsteps and showcase the work of female cinematographers. The range here: from the dream-like held shots of birds on the Caroni River (Caroni) to the voyeuristic aspect ratio peeping on workplace gender dynamics in Sweetie, shows no limits— just disruptions and possibilities.
Sweetie, dir. Miaosi Li / Narrative / USA
October, dir. Maegan Mann / Narrative / USA
The Future is Bright, dir. Courtney Powell / Narrative / USA
Caroni, dir. Ian Harnarine / Narrative / Trinidad & USA
Chandler, dir. Julia Kennelly / Narrative / USA
Cross My Heart, dir. Sontenish Myers / Jamaica
Cinematographer, dir. Demi Waldron and Claudia Burgi / Doc / USA
Showcase runs approx. 75 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.