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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.
Happy birthday, Lynn Roth! Today is the perfect day to celebrate this incredible writer and producer.
Born in New York City in 1952, Lynn has been taking part in the creation of quality films and television series since the seventies. She began as a TV writer. In her first endeavor, she wrote episodes for The Sandy Duncan Show, a sit-com starring film actress and Broadway performer Sandy Duncan as a young, single woman working at an advertising firm.… read more.
Were you to walk the streets of Cullman (AL) on a night in 1975, you would find yourself in a very quiet place. Cullman is small, surrounded on all sides by farmland and clumps of sweetgum trees. On that 70s night, it would have been dark, and, save the radio of an occasional passing pickup, quiet. But if you followed the right street down into a flat residential area, a voice could eventually be made out, just over the din of the cicadas.… read more.
Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate a great actress and filmmaker who is also a renowned humanitarian. Ten years ago today, Angelina Jolie was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The prestigious award is given at the Governors Awards by AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) to a person within the film industry with an exceptional commitment to humanitarian endeavors.… read more.
The Black Harvest Film Festival runs through November 16th at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. While there, I viewed Betye Saar: Ready to Be a Warrior. Angela Robinson Witherspoon’s candid documentary peels back many layers of the iconic artist, activist, and teacher, Betye Saar. Betye has been in the art industry for over six decades.… read more.
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.