Alliance of Women Film Journalists and Kino Lorber Partner on Film Series (EXCLUSIVE)

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) has partnered with film distribution company Kino Lorber to present a new film series titled “AWFJ Presents.”

Curated by esteemed female film journalists and critics under the new “AWFJ Presents” banner on Kino Lorber’s digital platform KinoMarquee, the inaugural selections include six exceptionally entertaining and relevant films by women directors.

Jennifer Merin, AWFJ president, said, “The alliance is very proud to partner with Kino Lorber for our inaugural ‘AWFJ Presents’ series to highlight some truly outstanding films by some of the world’s finest women directors. The films tell stories that are true to women’s experiences and represent women’s perspectives, but have universal appeal. We are also beyond appreciative of their enthusiasm and generosity regarding this partnership.”

Kino Lorber SVP Wendy Lidell, added, “It is as important to increase the number and presence of female film critics as it is to increase the presence of women filmmakers — in fact, the two go hand in hand. This is why we are especially gratified to be partnering with AWJF on this initiative to present just a sampling of our deep catalog of great films by women.”

The slate covers a range of genres and includes: Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust,”  Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s “Mustang,” Diane Kurys’ “Peppermint Soda,” Caroline Link’s “Nowhere in Africa” and Joan Micklin Silver’s “Between the Lines.”

Each film on the AWFJ Presents slate will be available for rent on the KinoMarquee streaming platform under the AWFJ Presents banner. A 20-minute discussion of each film will be posted on AWFJ’s YouTube channel. The revenue from the sale of every series pass will be shared with the AWFJ.

The “AWFJ Presents” curators are an international consortium of well-respected film critics: Ulkar Alakbarova, Margaret Barton-Fumo, Betsy Bozdech, Sandie Angulo Chen, Leslie Combemale, Marilyn Ferdinand, Pam Grady, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jennifer Merin, Kristen Page-Kirby, Jeanne Prisyazhnaya, and Susan Wloszczyna.

The cost to stream films individually is $8, or viewers can buy a pass to the whole series for $30.

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