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18th Street Arts Center Begs Audience to ‘Come a Little Closer’

In an evening of performance artwork, University of Southern California artists explore the concept of online witnessing, questioning what it means to be present with the realities of others through the screen. Through the following pieces, the audience comes closer to the artist’s perspective on gender, religion, colonialism, collective memory.  (Come a Little Closer, University […]

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Digging into the Past: Curation and Costume Design in Netflix’s ‘The Dig’

On January 29th, Netflix debuted The Dig, a movie about the people behind the archaeological excavation of Sutton Hoo, one of the most important archaeological finds in history. I was really pleased to see a movie that tells the less well-known story of the people behind the work. On top of that, I was also […]

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Deb Verhoeven and Her Research Team Spearhead a Global Initiative on Gender Inequality Data

Deb Verhoeven is a Professor of Digital Humanities and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Alberta. She is also a researcher, film critic, data enthusiast. Lucky for us, she is about to embark on a global research initiative that is a game-changer in addressing inequality in the film industry.

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Elizabeth Coffman on bringing Flannery O’Connor to a new audience

“The number one goal of our film I think has been accomplished, which was to talk about her, and to get people to read her work more, and get her more in the national discussion.”

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Miranda de Pencier says her indigenous partners were key to making “The Grizzlies”

Anyone who has ever read about the residential schools in Canada and the U.S. knows that a whole generation of indigenous people were brought up in extremely traumatic conditions there. Miranda de Pencier has tapped into this issue and the issue of suicide in the indigenous community with her sports film The Grizzlies, which follows […]

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Sally Potter Compares Dementia to the ‘Odyssey’ in ‘The Roads Not Taken’

The Roads Not Taken is in theaters now, featuring dynamite performances from Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, and Laura Linney. I sat down with director Sally Potter, of Orlando and Ginger and Rosa, to talk about the dense literary inspirations for this film. GPG: Leo spends much of The Roads Not Taken on a journey through […]

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