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On this day in 2016, French filmmaker Julia Ducournau made her solo feature length debut with the critically acclaimed — but hugely controversial — Raw.
Julia’s feminist sensibilities as a director tackling themes of gender and transformation can be traced back to her earliest work, Junior, a short film that follows a student who starts shedding their skin after becoming sick.… read more.
On this day in 2016 at the Rivendell Theater, Delia Kropp became the first transgender actress to portray a trans character for a major Chicago stage production!
She acted in Raggedy And, a comedic play by David Valdes Greenwood about the selection of a poet for the inauguration of America’s first female president. … read more.
Other women nominated in the category that year were Trayce Gigi Field (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar), Erin Benach (Birds of Prey), and Donna Berwick (Da 5 Bloods).… read more.
Two years ago, Alexandra Eldridge’s exhibition opened at Nüart Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico! Titled A Kinship with All Things, the exhibit included paintings by Alexandra as well as artist Santiago Pérez.
Alexandra’s artwork is highly mythological, featuring paintings of animals and people (and often hybrids of animals and people) in dreamlike landscapes, and focusing on imagination and wonder rather than realism.… read more.
On this day in 2014, Etel Adnan released her book of poetry, Premonition. It explores the central idea that the intersection of life and art is the only sure thing in a world propelled by human unpredictability.
Premonition is a short, 64 page novel. During her career, which spanned over 50 years, Etel wrote in English, Arabic and French.… read more.
Today, we celebrate the birthday of Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki!
Nadine started her career behind the camera in 2007 when she premiered her directorial debut — Caramel — at the Cannes Film Festival. Before the release of Caramel (a comedy about five Lebanese women set in a beauty salon), Nadine primarily spent her time in front of the camera (starting with a Lebanese talent show TV series as a teenager). … read more.