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Colette Burson Tells “Coming of Age” Stories at All Times of Life

Today, FF2 revists the career of gifted writer and director Colette Burson on this, the seventh anniversary of the release date of her film, Permanent. In her review of the comedy, FF2 contributor Brigid Presecky writes, “Both bizarre and charming, the sincerity of Permanent is refreshingly sweet and a timeless take on coming-of-age.” read more.

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Reflecting on Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Narcissus Garden’

Yayoi Kusama Cosmic Nature piece

Today is the 56th anniversary of Yayoi Kusama’s controversial exhibit, Narcissus Garden! The Japanese contemporary artist was actually barred from participating in the exhibit, which involved 1,500 mirrored plastic orbs placed on the ground that Yayoi sold to passersby. It originally took place at the 33rd Venice Biennale near the Italian Pavilion.read more.

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Filmmaker Nadine Labaki Believes in the Power of Cinema

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.

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Michelle Schumacher Demonstrates Female Gaze in ‘I’m Not Here’

Still Michelle Schumacher I’m Not Here.
Happy Birthday, Michelle Schumacher! Today we celebrate Schumacher’s career, specifically her film, I’m Not Here.
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Anna Camp — Subtle & Smart from Broadway to the Silver Screen

Anna Camp in Egg
Celebrate Anna Camp’s birthday by watching one of her films, or reading about her on FF2 Media!
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Sally Potter Maps Geographical Spaces and Historical Times

Sally Potter (right) with Joan Allen
Happy Birthday to the acclaimed British director, Sally Potter! The talented filmmaker has continued to astound us throughout her career.
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