Currently Browsing: Dayna Hagewood
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.
Smithsonian Associates Highlight Kahlo’s Wonderful Artistic Contributions in “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo” Lecture
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.
Looking for stuff to do while you’re at home? Never fear! SWAN Day has gone virtual for 2020. Our FF2 team has gathered recommendations of films celebrating women artists across many categories. And of course, the films are made by women, too! Watch and read at your leisure, or collect all of them to have a marathon on the official SWAN Day weekend of March 28.… read more.
2020 was my second Athena year with FF2 Media, and while I was only able to spend one day at the festival this year, I felt like a seasoned professional this time around. Last year, I remember fumbling to flash my pass, asking where screenings were every five seconds, and not knowing when I’d have a minute to eat in between the various films and sessions I wanted to attend.… read more.
Who was Jean Seberg?
Jean Seberg was a prominent actress from 1957 to her untimely death in 1979 at the young age of 40. Her career and personal life were tumultuous, and many of her films were frankly major flops. You may remember her from Saint Joan, Otto Preminger’s rendition of Joan of Arc. Seberg was a rookie before landing this role, and she supposedly beat out 18,000 actresses for the part.… read more.