When I look for films to see and write about, my first objective is to find movies that reflect women’s voices: movies by women directors, women screenwriters. Sadly, this isn’t as easy as it sounds or as it should be. There’s a multiplex two towns away that caters to families and even more so (it seems) to teen boys. Right now, they have multiple screens devoted to the Star Wars film that was released at Christmas, Jumanji, Dolittle, Call of the Wild, and Sonic the Hedgehog. (Yes, Sonic is on three, count ’em, three, screens.) 

For better or worse, none of these titles was directed or written by women.

But wait! One of the 21 screens is playing a film called The Photograph, written and directed by Stella Meghie. The Photograph had a much smaller budget than any of the blockbusters listed above and a title that sounds a bit too…

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