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April 12, 2023
Women + Film Festival – See “Girl Talk” and more

Producer Dia Sokol-Savage sits down with Colorado & Company on 9 News Denver to discuss Girl Talk and the upcoming Denver Women+Film Festival.

March 27, 2023
Girls Be Heard: High School Debate Teams Aren’t the All-male Bastions They Used To Be

When most of us think about competitive sports, basketball and football probably come to mind. Girl Talk, an 87-minute documentary directed by the late Lucia Small, aims to change this.

March 21, 2023
‘Girl Talk’ documentary screening empowers women in debate

Northeastern’s Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary March 16, followed by a Q&A with impact producer Stephanie Sunata and film subject Gaby Lewis, currently a senior at Tufts University.

November 27, 2022
Lucia Small, who brought women’s and girls’ voices to forefront in documentaries, dies at 59

A filmmaker who won numerous awards for her documentaries, Ms. Small died of pancreatic cancer Nov. 19 while in hospice care in Lincoln. She was 59 and lived in Jamaica Plain.

November 21, 2022
Arts Remembrance: Lucia Small, 1963-2022

This is a profound loss to cinema and to Boston’s filmmaking community in particular, a close-knit group in which Lucia Small enjoyed many friendships and engaged in fruitful collaborations.

June 16, 2022
Lucia Small’s Film ‘Girl Talk’ Explores Gender Bias Within High School Debate Teams: ‘A Powerful Team With Powerful Girls’ Voices’

Filmmaker Lucia Small’s Girl Talk explores the microcosm of gender bias within high school debate competitions, following five girl debaters through their high school years.

Nov 11, 2022
The 10th Boston International Kids Film Festival spotlights local stories

Two of the featured films screening this year have local ties. “Girl Talk,” directed by veteran filmmaker Lucia Small, screens on Nov. 18 and follows a Newton all-girls high school debate team vying for a national title.

Nov 7, 2022
Talk: Five New Nonfiction Films Worth a Look

Local filmmaker Lucia Small demonstrates an eye for the absurd in Girl Talk, her shrewdly observational documentary about female members of the Newton South High School debate team.

Sept 25, 2022
Zaque Harig of Port Townsend Film Festival interviews director Lucia Small

GIRL TALK had its west coast premiere at Port Townsend Film Festival in September 2022.

July 25, 2022
Five Docs Among Fest Highlights; Play it Again, Tim

Documentarian Lucia Small delivers another knockout.

July 29, 2022
Award-Winning Director Lucia Small Discusses Her New Documentary “Girl Talk”

Lyle Wiley of One Clap Speech and Debate interviews Lucia Small in his Season 4 series about Seeking Equality in Speech and Debate

July 25, 2022
Five Docs Among Fest Highlights; Play it Again, Tim

Girl Talk”: Documentarian Lucia Small, whose work includes the first-rate “My Father the Genius” delivers another knockout.

April 29, 2022
‘Girl Talk’ challenges perceptions of girls’ voices in Massachusetts high school debate

On Sunday, Boston director Lucia Small, known for her first-person documentaries, premieres her film “Girl Talk” about the complex world of Massachusetts high school debate.

April 28, 2022
Consider This: ‘Girl Talk’ challenges perceptions of girls’ voices in Massachusetts high school debate

Consider This cohost Steve Brown speaks with WBUR contributing arts reporter Erin Trahan, who explains how this film deepens Small’s lifelong examination of the female experience.

April 21, 2022
This year’s IFFBoston showcases the best in new nonfiction films

“Local filmmaker Lucia Small’s funny, moving, and slyly incisive look at five female members of the Newton South debate team offers a microcosm of how women encountering patriarchal prejudice can fight back,” praises Peter Keough in the Boston Globe.

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