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Loie Fuller Documentary Lights Up 2024 Dance on Camera Festival

Taylor Swift, Bill T. Jones, Shakira, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They’re all famous. But why isn’t Loie Fuller, the artist that influenced them all?

A modern dance trailblazer and pioneer of theatrical lighting techniques, Loie Fuller (1862-1928) has impacted and inspired generations of dancers, musicians, fashion designers.… read more.

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Bye Bye Tiberias: Lina Souleman Finds Her Palestinian Roots

In order to find her personal identity and voice as a filmmaker, Lina Soualem first had to look into her past. “I couldn’t move forward in my life without going back,” she says. 

It’s what led her to create Bye Bye Tiberias, a moving documentary where Lina along with her mother, renowned actress Hiam Abbass (best-known to many now for her supporting role on the TV phenomenon Succession)  explore the lives and legacies of four generations of Palestinian women in their family.read more.

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Japanese American Filmmaker Discovers Her Mother’s Secrets

Rea Tajiri knew she would eventually lose her mother to dementia. What she didn’t know was how much of her mother she would find.

The unraveling of memories and intimate discoveries of her mother’s inner world that would otherwise be forgotten in a shroud of silence, come to life in Wisdom Gone Wild — an evocative, nostalgic documentary that follows Rea’s 16-year caregiving journey. read more.

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Chicago Artist Annie Lee: Her Legacy Lives On

Annie Lee, an internationally-renowned artist and civil rights advocate, passed away 9 years ago on this day, but her legacy of iconic artwork depicting African American life lives on. Ever since she took the art world by storm during her first gallery show in 1985 – when her artwork sold out in just four hours – Annie Lee has been a central and celebrated figure in the industry.read more.

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Women Directors Abound in 2023 “Dance on Camera” Festival

With its plethora of premieres and international miscellany of dance films, this year’s 51st Dance on Camera Festival (DOC) promises to be admirably eclectic as always. What’s even more intriguing though, is the sizable number of women-directed films featured in this edition’s lineup. 

Presented by Dance Films Association (DFA) and Film at Lincoln Center (FLC), the four-day festival—which happens to be the longest-running dance film festival in the world—runs from February 10 to 13, and features 13 programs with a total of 30 new films (selected from over 290 submissions) representing 35 countries. read more.

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‘Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls’ Asks Even Bigger Questions

“It’s about damn time.”

That’s the first thought that came to mind after I watched the first episode of Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls on Amazon Prime. This binge-worthy reality series—which has been nominated for numerous Emmy nominations including in the Outstanding Competition Show category—follows a group of 13 aspiring plus-size dancers.… read more.

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