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In Honour of International Women’s Day:
10 Movies About Friendship Directed by women

Farah Goes Bang (2013) Meera Menon

Fort Tilden (2014) Sarah Violent Bliss & Charles Rogers

Friends With Money (2006) Nicole Holofcener

Girlhood (2014) Céline Sciamma

Miss You Already (2015) Catherine Hardwicke

Now and Then (1995) Lesli Linka Glatter

The Trouble with Angels (1966) Ida Lupino

The Sisterhood of Night (2015)  Caryn Waechter

Walking and Talking (1996) Nicole Holofcener

Zero Motivation (2014) Talya Lavie

“alt truth” | Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter

“alt. truth” begins provocatively, with Homeland’s classic use of screens representing multiple perspectives. In this shot we see O’Keefe’s two computer screens, we see what Real Truth viewers see on their screens (Keane and her son), we see what Rudy sees (O’Keefe interrogating him and Keane and her son), and, of course, as Homeland viewers, we see it all. It is a visual depiction of the many different “truths” within the story. (For those of us who enjoy Poland Spring and Diet Coke, O’Keefe’s desk contents are highly disappointing.)

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Claire & Lesli Discuss "The Letter"
  • Claire: Rupert wrote that!
  • Lesli: Alex Gansa said to Rupert, what do you think Quinn would say to Carrie and he wrote that letter.
  • Claire: He said “Well I can’t talk, I just have to write it” and that’s verbatim. Just cut and paste, that was Rupert.
  • (mumbling)
  • Claire: How beautiful is it though? It’s so wonderful because its so kind of true of Quinn. And Rupert also is - there is part of him that - he’s not immediately available, there’s an opacity, a reservedness - but you go deep and there is just such richness and sensitivity and intelligence. I just thought it was so beautiful.
  • Leslie: And the first time he recorded it we were sitting in that same hospital room you know just getting a scratch track and literally I burst in to tears. There is no crying in baseball. It was just so unexpected. Oh my goodness this guy who never says anything says everything and in such a poetic way.
  • Claire: And not in a saccharine way, just a really beautiful, elegant way. So yeah, it connects so immediately with that first image of Carrie.
  • Leslie: He’s the only one that really sees her completely .
  • Claire: Yeah. But also, that’s Alex, I mean that was true of Season 4 and he really likes to have it called back, to complete the circle.

This day in Homeland - July 17, 2012 - the pivotal scene of “Q&A” is filmed
“It was chilling. I literally felt Henry Bromell’s hand reach over and grab my arm. We just stood there. I’ve never experienced anything like it… It was one of the most profound days I’ve ever had on a set.” –Lesli Linka Glatter


Female Nominees for Outstanding Directing at the 2016 Emmy Awards

There were 36 directors nominated across all categories. Only 8 of those were women. Out of those 8 only 1 (Beyoncé Knowles Carter) was a woman of colour). 

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Jill Soloway, “Transparent”

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland”

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
Beth McCarthy-Miller, “Adele Live In New York City”
Beyoncé Knowles Carter, “Lemonade”

Outstanding Directing For A Nonfiction Program
Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, “Making A Murderer”
Liz Garbus, “What Happened, Miss Simone?”