The WGA Strike, which began on May 2nd, enters its second month today. Given all the “news” that the “infotainment” industry bombards us with on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that many FF2 readers find the narrative line confusing. What are the strikers’ objectives from the POV of the WGA (Writers Guild of America) membership?… read more.
9 years ago today was the release of Town Hall, a fascinating documentary created by the incredible Jamila Wignot.
Jamila Wignot is an American filmmaker and producer known for her informative and impactful documentaries. Town Hall, released in 2014, was the first feature-length doc that she directed. The film offers an inside look into the worlds of Katy and John, two Tea Party activists in rural Pennsylvania.… read more.
This past weekend, several FF2 team members gathered at Lincoln Center to see the new revival of Camelot. The whole production was beautifully done, with a pared-down yet visually striking set, intricately crafted costumes, and excellent performances by all of the stars.
Yet, at the end of the show, there was one element that stood out to all of us: the music.… read more.
Monsoon Wedding comes to a close exactly as its name suggests. Rain, falling in steady streams around the celebration, encloses the wonderful ensemble of characters in rectangular reverie. Carnations swing from the balcony, and rows of unfurled drapery hang in vibrant orange and reds. The show’s fused families, not assured that this wedding would take place at all, twist their hands in careful flourishes that rival even the most classic of Bollywood movies.… read more.
Happy birthday to Carey Mulligan, one of the most inspiring actors of our time!
Carey Mulligan is an actor known best for her critically-acclaimed performances in An Education and Promising Young Woman. Born in Westminster, London, Carey has been dedicated to her craft from a young age, performing in various theatrical productions at the boarding school she attended.… read more.
Today marks the anniversary of the publication of 50 Horses, a collection of horse photography taken by the artist Susan Friedman. The 26-page book draws viewers in with the cover image of a white faintly speckled horse. Though the horse is stationary, the wind through its mane adds a dynamic element to the black-and-white photograph, and the side profile taken of its face showcases its power even as it stands motionless.… read more.