Arts: Applied Arts Events/Festivals

Fashion Group International & New York Women in Film & Television Present: “Fashion & the First Ladies”

On Friday, March 12th, from 1-2 p.m. EST, Fashion Group International (FGI) and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) teamed up to present a virtual panel discussing the “iconic looks from our First Ladies of government.” It covered the role that fashion plays in history, politics, and American culture as a whole.

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Arts: Performing Arts Milestones

“Fried Green Tomatoes” at 30: 20th Century Crowd-Pleaser Still Worth the Watch

As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic Fried Green Tomatoes, Dayna Hagewood describes change over time from the 1920s to the 1990s. Conclusion? Despite some essential albeit cringe-worthy plot elements, Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely worth the watch in 2021. Written by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski (and directed by Jon […]

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Arts: Literary Arts Milestones

“Fried Green Tomatoes” at 30: The Best-Seller that became an Oscar-Nominated Screenplay

As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic Fried Green Tomatoes, Katusha Jin reflects on Fannie Flagg’s best-selling novel (the source of her Oscar-nominated screenplay). In 1987, actress, comedian, and prolific author Fannie Flagg penned and published one of her best-known novels, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Her book […]

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Arts: Applied Arts Milestones

Women–Past and Present–in the American South: Meet Costume Designer Elizabeth McBride

As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic Fried Green Tomatoes, Roza Melkumyan explores the filmography of its costume designer, Elizabeth McBride, who costumed some of the most iconic characters in the history of American cinema. 

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Arts: Literary Arts Events/Festivals

National Poetry Month: How Amanda Gorman’s ‘The Hill We Climb’ Proves Poetry’s Power

As evidenced by Amanda Gorman’s recently published book of “The Hill We Climb” topping number 1 on USA TODAY’s bestseller list, we have not forgotten her moving performance at the Biden-Harris Inauguration.  In fact, we have had repeat chills reading her social media posts that honor Black lives, the fight for justice, and the power […]

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Arts: Applied Arts Podcasts/Zooms

From Period to Fantasy to Contemporary: A Reflection on the Role of Costumes in Film & TV

March is Women’s History Month! And in the spirit of the season, FF2 Media has teamed up with the female-led podcast OFFSCREEN with Jillian and Sophia to celebrate women filmmakers through open discussion. In last week’s episode, Creating A Body in Space: The Craft Behind Film, Nicole Ackman and I had the pleasure of talking with Jillian and Sophia about the significance of costume design in film and television.

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