Terry’s Picks: January 7, 2014

Photo via sasheer.com.

Rooting For: Sasheer Zamata, who recently joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Zamata will be the first black female cast member since Maya Rudolph, and will appear in the episode airing January 18.

Loving the Variety of Formats In: Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell, which screens at the MoMA’s Roy and Niuta Titus Theater on January 8. Polley uses home movies, photographs, and interviews to delve into her mother’s life, examining notions of truth, family, memory, loss, and understanding.

Remembering That Women Are Still: experiencing a 4% problem in the film industry. The Week notes that of 149 films slated for release during 2014, only 6 come from female filmmakers, an even wider margin than in 2012.

Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week. 

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