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An avid film buff as well as a three-time national award-winning writer, the
only time Jen Johans ever got into trouble in school was for talking about
movies during quiet time.
Yet although she'd discovered her passion for the arts early, it wasn't until a
research paper written about sixth grade crush Robert Downey Jr.'s onscreen
alter ego Charlie Chaplin garnered Johans her first writing award that she
realized that maybe it was better to talk about movies on the page after all.
Learning as much as she could about film as well as the craft of screenwriting
both on her own as well as in college where she designed her own curriculum,
Johans received a BA in Film Studies and was dubbed a walking movie
Dedicated to sharing her love of film with others, Johans went from working
on local festivals to curating and hosting a film discussion series before she
launched the first version of her site Film Intuition in her final semester back
Originally devoted solely to the work of female filmmakers (hence its name),
although she branched out as readership grew to cover everything from classic
to modern mainstream fare, after twelve years and 2,400 pieces, Johans
remains just as committed as ever to reviewing films made by women.
Likewise eager to showcase foreign, arthouse, and indie titles often overlooked
on other sites, when she isn't writing about or watching movies, chances are
she can be found talking about them on Twitter (@FilmIntuition) where
there's no such thing as quiet time.
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