Review: How to Make an American Quilt

I found How to Make an American Quilt, a 25 year old gem, on Netflix in a queue of films directed by women. I remember loving it, wanting more films like it, and holding it as an example of what I wanted movies to be. I decided to watch it again to see how it held up all these years later.

How to Make an American Quilt was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. She’s also directed The Dressmaker, A Thousand Acres, Proof, and episodic television. For such a gifted writer and director, her resume should be 10 times longer than it is. That she managed to get this almost-all-women film made in 1995 is amazing.

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Watch This: Trailer for Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is a PBS American Masters production. Watch your local listings for the premier in September. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”