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"Wickedly delightful....Sophisticated, mysterious and deliriously beautiful." LA Times
"Ulrike Ottinger in top artistic form...a film that echoes the beauty, precision and care of the rituals she examines."
LA Times

"Ottinger reappropriates the aesthetics of narcissism for a feminist discourse." Miriam Hansen, Univ of Wisconsin 
Winner, Audience Award, Festival Sceaux, Paris

"Visually and musically evocative . . . A film for all who wish to take a journey to a mysterious and slow world." Asia-Pacific Weeks

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Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by independent women directors in the world. In the last five years, dozens of WMM films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and the Sundance Channel, among others. 

"Deliriously sumptuous and transgressive, Ulrike Ottinger 's world can hardly be confused with humdrum reality... like traveling through an undiscovered country of marvels, a journey alternately dazzling, infuriating, hilarious, and rewarding." 
-Village Voice

More than any other female artist, Ulrike Ottinger enriched the modern cinematic landscape with her surreal, original and extreme films. In ULRIKE OTTINGER - NOMAD FROM THE LAKE, filmmaker Brigitte Kramer provides a keen insight into Ottinger's substantial oeuvre, beginning with their shared beloved Lake Constance hometown and weaving in a rotating cast of influential characters including art historian Katharina Sykora, film historian Ulrich Gregor, philosopher Bernd Scherer and actor Irm Hermann. A richly rewarding close-up of the filmmaking pioneer who, along with Margarethe von Trotta and Helke Sander, helped launch New German Cinema on world screens, this intimate documentary is an indispensable companion for any Ottinger film. Read more & view a clip.

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Featuring more than 50 camerawomen from around the world, SHOOTING WOMEN celebrates the amazing talent and unflinching spirit of image-making women.


THE LOST GARDEN looks at the life and times of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873-1968), arguably, the first narrative filmmaker in the world. 


In this bold documentary featuring interviews with top directors Marie Mandy asks the question: how do women directors film love, desire, and, especially, sexuality?



WOMEN WHO MADE THE MOVIES traces the careers and films of such pioneer women filmmakers as Alice Guy Blaché, Ruth Ann Baldwin, Ida Lupino, Leni Riefenstahl, Dorothy Davenport Reid, Lois Weber, Kathlyn Williams, Cleo Madison, and many other women who made a lasting contribution to cinema history.

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