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Five years ago today was the release of Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, a powerful documentary about the disturbing and untimely death of a young Black woman, created by the incomparable Kate Davis.
Kate Davis is an American documentarian who aims, above all else, to tell stories that might otherwise go untold, about people who may otherwise have been made invisible.… read more.
On this day in 2018, Narcissister Organ Player was released in theaters. A fascinating artistic documentary, this film is both created by and about the incredible Narcissister.
Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based performance artist whose work lies in the intersection between gender, sexuality, and race.… read more.
On this day in 2019, Harriet was released in theaters. This incredible biopic about an incredible woman – Harriet Tubman – took an incredible filmmaker. And the filmmaker who made Harriet happen is Kasi Lemmons.
Kasi’s career spans over three decades, making an enormous impact on the film world – especially in its representation of Black characters and stories.… read more.
On this day in 2019, Charly Bliss’ Supermoon EP was released. A high-energy EP exploring the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, Supermoon perfectly exemplified the genius of Charly Bliss. At the heart of the band is lead singer Eva Hendricks.
Charly Bliss is a Brooklyn-based power pop band that marries the pop and grunge genres to create the perfect music for the angsty yet magical era of life known as adolescence.… read more.
Six years ago today, Shirkers shook up the film world when it was released on Netflix. A daring documentary about the making and losing of an earlier documentary, this truly unique film was created by an eighteen-year-old, and then a later forty-six-year-old, Sandi Tan. If you’re confused, read on to hear an incredible story. … read more.
Four years ago today, the sci-fi, feminist thriller Paradise Hills opened in the United States. Today, FF2 celebrates its director, the inimitable Alice Waddington.
Alice was born on July 31, 1990 in Bilbao, Spain. While still a teenager, Alice developed a keen fascination with photography. Interested in pursuing that passion further, Alice obtained a degree in advertising at the University of the Basque, where she began to work with promotional photography and film.… read more.