Since spring of 2020, the pandemic has shut off some of the most loved places for art enthusiasts, hobbyists, and collectors. The artists themselves have lost out on opportunities to showcase their training, their talents, and ultimately the chance to progress their careers. For the audience, we’ve had to omit any in-person experiences from our calendars, which are probably filled with events that have been crossed out with notes of postponement again and again.
As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dayna Hagewood describes change over time from the 1920s to the 1990s. Conclusion? Despite some essential albeit cringe-worthy plot elements, Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely worth the watch in 2021.
Written by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski (and directed by Jon Avnet), Fried Green Tomatoes–released in 1991–tracks two central relationships between women of different eras as they navigate the many facets of 20th century life in the American South.… read more.
At a time when the freedom to travel is less encouraged and we are spending more and more of our days at home, the stories we see on the screen remain a rare window into how other people live.
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.
There are times when a member of an older generation mentions something they consider obvious, only to see a glaze form across the face of a member of a younger generation’s. The reference has gone completely over her head. As a child, when I told my parents I hadn’t heard of something, their response would usually be, “So what are they teaching you in school?” This is not to condemn the education I received, but a genuine inquiry: why there are certain surprisingly specific gaps in my knowledge?
Fourteen years prior to Bigelow’s win, another female director of a feature film was also awarded the golden statuette. In 1996, writer and director Marleen Gorris won the Best Foreign Film category for her feature Antonia’s Line. If we’re talking about firsts, then this is absolutely another one to permanently inscribe upon our memory.