Linda Stirling Unmasked: The Black Whip

: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.



Frozeen River: Courtney Hunt

frozen River

is a film that was heavily promoted by the Lincoln Center film festival over the span of two series of film premiers.

It tells a compelling story and it is conveyed in a low level, inexpensive, no nonsense presentation that indicates that the story is in itself so strong that the other myriad efforts that high profile films strive to effect are irrelevant

For me the music, the scenery, the photography, the turns and twists in a story rather than a lineal line of plot revelation is important. I am looking for not just the enticement of a plot but for how it is conveyed. Some say that this is a story about simple people and thus it can get away with a simple low cost production.

But the Coen brother's "no time for old men" is about simple people with a simple plot but it is a high cost brilliant film. I am waiting for the time when women can address their wonderful ideas for film with the same money backing them and the same excellence in production to merit recognition even by men who are used to more than just a strong story about one important and entertaining subject after another.

see the film
decide for yourself

Frozen River is a good story and maybe for you that is enough

Linda Z
WBAI Women's Collective
RT Vine:Witches Brew

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