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Façades and Filmmaking in ‘Family Portrait’ from Lucy Kerr

Deragh Campbell as Katy in Family Portrait, directed by Lucy Kerr.

It is hard to believe the first ten minutes of the drama film Family Portrait are choreographed. A seemingly endless litany of characters flit on and offscreen as they parade to the lake in casual chaos – running around, hanging back for a partner, or picking up the dog. Katy, our anchor amid the confusion, pushes everyone forward as the ominous sound of a train builds in the background.read more.

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Lily van der Stokker’s Radical Flowers & Relentless Good Cheer

Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker’s cartoon-aesthetic, pastel pleasantries are not at all what they seem. On the surface, they function to reify longstanding assertions that there is a feminine style of art as well as feminine subject matter (and a corresponding feminine audience). The cheerful orange, yellow, pink, and green daisies of her mural Thank You Darling (Dec.read more.

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Heartist Film Beautifully Tributes Faroese Artist, Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir

In April 2023, Scandinavia House hosted a festival titled “Fog Swept Islands: Faroe Islands Culture Days,” celebrating the art, culture, and landscapes of this North Atlantic archipelago. The Faroe Islands are a group of islands located between Iceland and Norway and are a self-governing territory of the Kingdom of Denmark, with a burgeoning art and film scene.read more.

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Photographer Nona Faustine Illuminates NYC’s History of Slavery

As Americans, it is tempting to try to turn a blind eye to the sheer closeness of our country’s history of slavery. In New York City especially, a city which claims to be one of the most socially progressive in the country, people don’t often look around and confront New York’s involvement with the slave trade.read more.

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14th Annual Athena Film Festival Honors Marginalized Voices

From February 29-March 3, Barnard College hosted its 14th Annual Athena Film Festival, celebrating the voices of female, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals. As this is my second year attending the festival, if last year indicated the caliber of film, I looked forward to exploring what this year’s festival had to offer.read more.

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New Loie Fuller Documentary Lights Up 2024 Dance on Camera Festival

Taylor Swift, Bill T. Jones, Shakira, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They’re all famous. But why isn’t Loie Fuller, the artist that influenced them all?

A modern dance trailblazer and pioneer of theatrical lighting techniques, Loie Fuller (1862-1928) has impacted and inspired generations of dancers, musicians, fashion designers.… read more.

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