Currently Browsing: Dayna Hagewood

Celebrating Cultural Icon Frida Kahlo on Her Birthday

Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo! On this day in 1907, the celebrated painter and cultural icon, known for her portraits which explored themes of gender, colonialism, and Mexican identity at large, was born in Coyoacán, Mexico.

During the height of the pandemic, FF2 collaborator Dayna Hagewood attended a Smithsonian Associates Streaming Series lecture taught by Nancy G.read more.

CONTINUE READING

Lorene Scafaria’s Films Always Center Human Connection

Happy Birthday, Lorene Scafaria! This American filmmaker started her career as an actress (appearing in several television shows and films such as Big Helium Dog in 1999 & A Million Miles in 2001), but is now best known for her work as a writer and director.

Lorene made her breakthrough film in 2008. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)—adapted from a novel of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan— is a romantic comedy about two teenagers, Nick and Norah, of course, who meet at a club in New York City, and spend the night together searching for a secret show by their favorite band.read more.

CONTINUE READING

Jean Seberg: Influencing French New Wave & History

Jean Seberg, an American actress who became the face of French New Wave cinema, was a groundbreaking star as well as an activist who was targeted by the FBI for her support of the Black Panthers. On her birthday, we celebrate her impact on film history and the 1960s as a whole. 

Seberg was born in Iowa and made her film debut as the titular Joan of Arc in Otto Preminger’s Saint Joan, although she has been public about not having a good experience on set.read more.

CONTINUE READING

FF2 Introduces ‘SWAN of the Day’

FF2 is pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new series: SWAN of the Day! In recognition of all of the amazing women artists out there, we will be celebrating someone new on special days. Stay tuned to learn about visual artists, performing artists, literary artists, applied artists, and beyond!

We are also thrilled to introduce Anna Nappi, who will be celebrating these women artists.… read more.

CONTINUE READING

Post-Pandemic Reunion at NYC’s Walter Reade Theater

As many of our regular readers surely know, the FF2 Media team used to meet up in Manhattan every Friday to catch all of the new films written or directed by women that were released each week. These Fridays were full of spirited discussion, lots of espresso, and many hurried trips up and down town. For FF2 team members, these mad Friday dashes were affectionately known as “The Runaround.”… read more.

CONTINUE READING

Dreaming of Live Music and Fairs in 2021

At this point, we are fatigued from hearing about the millions of ways that the pandemic has thrown our lives into disarray. Whether it is staring at a computer screen for 10 hours a day, ordering groceries online, or struggling to see family and friends, this past year has certainly exacted its toll. The pandemic has significantly modified our daily lives and eliminated many of the enriching activities that keep us going. read more.

CONTINUE READING