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Add ‘Black Christmas’ to Your Watchlist This Holiday Season

With Christmas fast approaching, and on the anniversary of the release of Black Christmas, today is the perfect day to look back on the career of filmmaker Sophia Takal and add Black Christmas to your holiday watch list. 

Sophia Takal is an American filmmaker and actor known for her fresh and compelling performances, and for her feminist perspective on many film genres, but especially horror.read more.

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Filmmaker Jennifer Reeder Brings Genres Into the Future

On this day in 2019, the film Knives and Skin was released in theaters. Described by FF2 contributor Brigid Presecky as “Riverdale meets Carrie,” this high-school thriller is a punchy and entertaining mystery, all the while being inclusive with a diverse cast and LGBTQ+ characters; it’s everything a teen movie fan could want.read more.

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Documentary Filmmaker Amy Berg: Witness to Injustice

Eight years ago today, Janis: Little Girl Blue released to U.S. theaters. The documentary follows the life of acclaimed singer-songwriter and rock star Janis Joplin. Through archival footage mixed with powerful narration by Cat Powers (a contemporary woman rocker), the director takes her viewers on a journey into the legend of one of the most celebrated rock and roll icons.read more.

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Screenwriter Gillian Flynn: Mastermind of Mystery

On this day in 2018, Widows was released in theaters. A gripping crime thriller about a group of widows avenging the murders of their husbands, Widows is the work of the thriller mastermind herself, Gillian Flynn. 

Gillian Flynn is a contemporary American author and screenwriter renowned for her gripping psychological thrillers, always with compelling and complex female leads.read more.

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Celebrating Georgia O’Keeffe’s Legacy on Her Birthday

Happy birthday to the incomparable Georgia O’Keeffe! Today we honor one of the most significant and trailblazing artists to have ever laid hands on a canvas. 

Georgia O’Keeffe, born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie (WI), is a painter whose groundbreaking work in modernism and unique approach to capturing the essence of the American landscape have left an indelible mark on the world of modern art.read more.

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Judy Meschel’s Deep Dive into the Life & Work of Alma Thomas

Today marks the day in 1966 that renowned painter Alma Thomas finally had her first retrospective. It was held at the Gallery of Art at Howard University, with art historian James A. Porter serving as the curator. The exhibition ran from April 24th to May 17th.

Alma Thomas, who was almost 75 years old, had waited a very long time.… read more.

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