This year’s theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination of women. AFN will present three Premiere movies based on real events where women have overcome the status quo with dedication and resolve.
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 12
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 19
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 26
“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. It’s irrelevant who or what directed a movie, the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don’t. There should be more women directing; I think there’s just not the awareness that it’s really possible. It is.”
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. Stars Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie.
When Russia’s first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster. Stars Harrison Ford.
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. Stars Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton.
“There’s so many more female directors than when I started. That’s encouraging. Maybe it’s because it’s such an all-encompassing job, and if you have a family, it’s harder to do. But there are female surgeons. And there’s plenty of women working in the film business.”
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Stars Emma Watson, Katie Chang and Israel Broussard.
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. Stars Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
The retelling of France’s queen, Marie Antoinette from her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 to the end of her reign and ultimately the fall of Versailles. Stars Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartman.
“I’ve always been blessed with confidence. I am a glass-half-full person. My first movie, ‘Private Benjamin,’ got turned down by every studio until the very last one, but I just kept thinking, ‘Why are you people not seeing that this is a hit movie? What is wrong with you?”
When attending their son’s college graduation, a couple re-ignite the spark in their relationship…but the complicated fact is they’re divorced and he’s remarried. Stars Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin.
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. Stars Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black.
After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. Stars Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.
“… My first couple of movies, people might have liked them, but when I did make a blockbuster and started a big franchise called “Twilight” I thought, “Wow, no there’s no excuse.” Every guy I knew who made a movie that successful got a three-picture deal and an office on the lot. None of that happened to me. Then I realized there is still a real barrier.”
Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure. Stars Amanda Seyfried, Lukas, Haas and Gary Oldman.
This drama focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph’s life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Stars Keisha Castle-Hughes and Shohreh Aghdashloo.
A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. Stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison.
Weekday mornings in March will feature movies directed by women.
All movies air on AFN|movie at 9am CET/JKT.
|3/04||Introducing Dorothy Dandridge||Martha Coolidge|
|3/05||Julie & Julia||Nora Ephron|
|3/06||Across the Universe||Julie Taymor|
|3/07||Preacher’s Wife, The||Penny Marshall|
|3/10||The Matrix Reloaded||Lana Wachowski|
|3/11||Sleepless in Seattle||Nora Ephron|
|3/12||Bridget Jones Diary||Sharon Maguire|
|3/13||Home for the Holidays||Jodie Foster|
|3/17||Call Me Crazy: A Five Film||Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bonnie Hunt
Ashley Judd and Sharon Maguire
|3/18||Deep Impact||Mimi Leder|
|3/21||Bend It Like Beckham||Gurinder Chadha|
|3/24||I Spy||Betty Thomas|
|3/25||You’ve Got Mail||Nora Ephron|
|3/26||Speed Racer||Lana Wachowski|
|3/27||Anna Nicole||Mary Harron|
|3/28||Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason||Beeban Kidron|
|3/31||When Harry Met Sally||Nora Ephron|
Saturday Together Time movies will feature the
following women directors on AFN|family:
3/22: Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel– Betty Thomas
3/29: The Secret Garden– Agnieszka Holland