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We Remember the Talent of Artemisia Gentileschi

Photo of painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as a Lute Player (c. 1615-17). Located at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT

Happy birthday, Artemisia Gentileschi! Today, we are proud to celebrate the applauded Italian Renaissance painter on this, what would be her 431st birthday. Artemisia’s achievements are legendary: on the Museum of Art’s website, she is referred to as “the most famous woman painter of the seventeenth century.”read more.

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Spandita Malik Stitches Together Community

This photo of Spandita Malik’s work was taken by Debra Thimmesch of FF2 Media while visiting the Kemper Museum.

Visual artist Spandita Malik is known for her signature combination of photography, printing, and embroidery. Spandita’s work represents not only her own talent, but the talents of countless women. Today, on the first anniversary of the opening of her exhibit Jāḷī—Meshes of Resistance, FF2 celebrates Spandita and her work.read more.

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Michelle Buteau and Ilana Glazer’s Dynamic Partnership in ‘Babes’

A fantastic new film, Babes, recently hit theaters. In this film, Eden (Ilana Glazer) is a young woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. She looks to her best friend (Michelle Buteau) to guide her through the ins and outs of motherhood. Pamela Adlon directed and Ilana Glazer herself wrote this film, destined to be not only hilarious but heartwarming.read more.

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Pamela Adlon’s Genius: From Voice Acting to Mom Representation

Babes, a heartwarming comedy about two best friends navigating motherhood together, just hit theaters. To celebrate Babes’ arrival, we are taking a look back at the wonderful career of its director, Pamela Adlon. 

Pamela Adlon’s acting credits

What Pamela became known for, however, were her roles as  a voice actor.read more.

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Remembering Legendary Documentarian, Nancy Buirski

Today, on the first anniversary of her documentary Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy’s release, FF2 is proud to spotlight Nancy Buirski! An acclaimed director, producer, and writer, Nancy was not only a talented documentarian, but a pillar of the indie film community. Though sadly Nancy passed away last year, just after Desperate Soul’s release, we remember her today for her commitment to sharing powerful stories which may otherwise have gone untold.read more.

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Multimodal Janelle Monáe Is Her Own Eccentric Revolution

Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, activist, and fashion icon, Janelle Monáe. On this day last year, Janelle released their fourth studio album, The Age of Pleasure: a shot of overwhelming joy in an era so often tinged with melancholy. A Black, pansexual, non-binary artist herself, through the album, Janelle invites listeners to celebrate Blackness, queerness, sexuality, and life.read more.

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