Currently Browsing: Dayna Hagewood
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.
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
Tulip is a “woolly” stop-motion short film adapted from Thumbelina by Andrea Love and Phoebe Wahl. It chronicles tiny Tulip’s journey through a whimsical forest world as she endeavors to make it back home before dawn. I was fortunate enough to catch up with co-director and co-executive producer Andrea Love about her latest projects, animation, and needle felting at large.… read more.
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.
As Covid-19 cases continue to skyrocket across the country, museums are attempting to adapt to our new virtual world. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Smithsonian Associates Streaming Series lecture, “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo.” Hosted by Mary McLaughlin and delivered by art historian Nancy G.… read more.
If you’re even a novice film buff, you’ve likely (and hopefully) heard the name Agnès Varda tossed around. Varda was a French filmmaker and avid photographer whose work ranges from documentary to fiction films. Some of her most famous films are Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, and the recent Faces Places. She was married to Umbrellas of Cherbourg director Jacques Demy until his death.… read more.