Mar 3 • 8M

Cause Cinema Spotlight

Women, Fires & Framing

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Jon Fitzgerald
Anchored by the concept of Filmmaking for Change, this podcast will include a combination of weekly social impact film and TV series recommendations (Cause Cinema Spotlight), with occasional showcases and collections, based on timely themes or cultural events.
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Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.   

This is an exciting time of year.  It’s Oscar season, and yesterday March 2nd, Academy voters started to make their final selections. And in March, we pay tribute to Women’s history month (If you missed our movie celebration, click here).

So let’s jump in with one of the Best Picture nominees, Women Talking, masterfully directed by Sarah Polley (who was also nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. The movie is still in a few theaters, and is now finally available on streaming platforms. You can see on Amazon or Apple TV or GooglePlay.

Next up, another Oscar nominee, this one in the Best Feature Documentary category, directed by Sara Dosa.

Fire of Love
Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft die in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing some of nature's most explosive imagery. You can see on Disney, Hulu, Amazon, AppleTV or Vudu.

And finally, a film just released in 2023, really scoring with the critics, having won many awards on the festival circuit, including the NEXT Innovator Award and the NEXT Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2022.

Framing Agnes
After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of trans actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access. See on AppleTV. Or visit the website here.

And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight this week. Hope you enjoy these picks.

Please do share with friends and family.  These are important films with something to say.  Let’s keep the conversations going.