Annie Hamilton is not for everyone. I realized this while watching the video she recently released of her live performance, Looking For Papa. The show had a sold-out run at the Jane Hotel in New York last spring, but I can only imagine the atmosphere of really being there. Instead, I air-played the Vimeo upload of Annie’s favorite performance of the run to the TV in my west-coast living room.… read more.
Happy birthday, Lake Bell! Today, we’re celebrating this writer, director, and actor on her special day.
Lake Bell is probably best known for her on-screen roles, of which there have been many. Lake has starred in several TV series, including Surface, Children’s Hospital, and Bless This Mess, the latter of which she was also a co-creator for. … read more.
Speaking on his contemporaries at the time, Wassily Kandinsky stated: “The longer an artist must wait for his break-through in the public, the more undisturbed and powerful the force may develop in him.” For her entire life, Hilma af Klint was muted from public visibility.
The Swedish-born visual artist was active in this hiddenness, declaring to her nephew in a handwritten will that any work created through her hands would need to metaphorically ferment once she died before being seen by the public.… read more.
On this day in 2017, Our Dream of Water premiered on National Geographic. This 3-part documentary centered around women from Haiti, Peru, and Kenya, offering a unique and illuminating look into the ways in which the water crisis impacts these women’s lives. Our Dream of Water was directed by the incomparable Crystal Moselle. … read more.
On the anniversary of the death of Malvina Reynolds in 1978, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate her life!
Malvina Reynolds was an American folk singer-songwriter, probably best known for her 1962 song “Little Boxes.” Unlike the majority of female musicians, Malvina began her career later in life, returning to school at UC Berkeley and studying music theory in her mid-forties. … read more.
Twelve years ago today, A Simple Life was released in theaters. This film went on to become one of the most critically successful films in Hong Kong’s history, and it’s no surprise that it was created by one of the most important members of Hong Kong’s New Wave of filmmakers, Ann Hui.
Ann Hui is a director, screenwriter, producer, and actor, who is known for social commentary about Hong Kong in her films, spanning a wide range of topics such as women’s issues and class struggles. … read more.