Arts: Visual Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Etel Adnan’s ‘Light’s New Measure’ Exhibit at The Guggenheim

On October 8, 2021 The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan opened a new exhibition: Etel Adnan: Light’s New Measure. By the time the exhibition closed — on January 10, 2022 – the artist had passed. The fact that Etal was 96 when she died made the cultural moment all the more triumphant — a perfect capstone to an illustrious career.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

Transforming Metal in Julia Ducournau’s ‘Titane’

FF2 Guest Post by Hannah Lamb-Vines

Titane is a slasher flick, featuring no less than six murders in the first half-hour of the film. Watching it wasn’t exactly a pleasurable experience for me. I frequently cringed and forced myself not to look away. Titane is like driving too fast in traffic: thrilling, but nauseating.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Swiss Myths of Neutrality Vs. Acts of Complicity Post-WW2

Guest Post By Nora Lee Mandel

Filmmaker Petra Volpe grew up “half-Italian” in Switzerland and looks askance at the myths of Swiss history: “We are connected to the past because it also determines our present.” Her film The Divine Order – winner of the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival – entertainingly showed international audiences how Swiss women organized to finally get the right to vote at the late date of 1971.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

‘Zero Dark Thirty’: A Powerful Look at the Only Woman in the Room

Eight years ago today, Kathryn Bigelow released Zero Dark Thirty!
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Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

Gurinder Chadha: Directing Multicultural Feminist Dramedies

Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley in Gurinder Chadha's Bend it Like Beckham.
From 1990 to the present day, Gurinder Chadha has built a prolific career as a director and screenwriter.
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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

Rethinking the Reboot in ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’

The Matrix Resurrections Poster
For a movie that so loves to talk about itself, The Matrix: Resurrections has nothing to say once tasked with having a plot.
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