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Sharing the "Secret" - Female Filmmakers Rise to the Moment

Woman's Equality Day celebrated on August 26th, commemorates the hard-fought battle for a woman's right to vote in the United States and serves as a reminder of the continuing struggle for equal rights and opportunities worldwide in all aspects of life.  It's a time to reflect on the progress and work that still lies ahead. Achieving true equality requires dismantling systemic barriers, challenging stereotypes, and fostering inclusivity.  Woman's Equality Day serves as a rallying point to inspire action, celebrate achievements, and galvanize support for a more equitable future for all genders in every field, including the film industry.  In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we will celebrate the feats of outstanding female directors in TheArchive’s Female Director's Collection. The Archive has dozens of Female Directed titles, including this week's focus Sharing the Secret , directed by Katt Shea , who also directed The Rage Carrie 2 and the newest Nancy Drew st

Freedom and Independence

This 4th of July weekend, TheArchive spotlights independence by sharing several stories that commemorate choice and the freedom that privacy and decision can afford. Of course, we also include our classic Beyond the Mask : an action adventure filled with the battles that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  We start with the story of a teenager's soul-searching after becoming emancipated from her family and joining a traveling carnival.  Freedom stars Mare Winningham and features six songs that Janis Ian wrote for her to perform in the movie. Four time emmy winner and director of Taking of Pelham One Two Three Joe Sargent, helmed. Jennifer Warren, Tony Bill, Peter Horton, and Taylor Negron also star. For Their Own Good finds Factory worker Sally Wheeler receiving an ultimatum from her employer: she must agree to be sterilized or she will be fired. Now Sally and her coworkers must enter a bitter trial to fight back. Elizabeth Perkins, Colleen Camp, and Laura San