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The Source is a fascinating new interview series designed and executed by celebrated artist Doug Aitken. Aitken artfully presents intimate and revealing interviews that give the audience a new lens through which to view the creative artists we are so familiar seeing, bringing attention to the lesser-seen process of creativity. I first heard about the project at the Sundance Film festival, which is part of the New Frontier program. At Sundance, The installation ... Read More
  Since his tragic death, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s image has fluttered on and off of our computer screens more times than we can count. How might we chose a single photograph that captures the weight of artistic talent that influenced and moved our culture? A few short weeks ago, Hoffman sat for the photographer Victoria Will  (a BUST Magazine contributor) at the Sundance film festival, and her photograph might just be that special-- if sorrowful-- ... Read More
After 22 films and several great parties I am finally back home, safe and sound in Brooklyn.  Sundance announced their awards last night and I somehow managed to not see hardly any of the winning films. I did see some fantastic cinema though, and here are a few more of my recommendations from my Sundance 2014 trip. You can see my previous post here.HELLION: For her first feature, director Kat Candler comes out swinging with a terrific new family drama about ... Read More
  So many films, so little time! The breadth and scope of this international festival is hard to grasp. I’ve been here for a week seeing 4 to 5 movies a day, and I feel like I just scratched the surface.  As many of these films will be released over the next year, I am here as your guide to point you towards the right theatres to park your butt in. More to come! That said, there is one film that is towering over all the rest. The new film by ... Read More
It's that time of year again! The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is underway. This year, there is a short but mighty list of female directors presenting new and exciting work. The crowds are finally starting to pay attention.(Rose McGowan's Dawn) One film impressing the Utah crowds is Rose McGowan's directorial debut Dawn. A stand-out, refreshingly  unpredictable short that captures the innocence and heartache of adolescence. The film expertly ... Read More
Until four years ago, physician Dr. George Tiller was the medical director of Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas. While in school, Tiller heard of a woman who died from an illegal abortion, and vowed to use his medical skills to prevent such tragedies from happening. In 2009, Dr. Tiller was assassinated in his church, making him the eighth abortion clinic worker to be killed following the Roe V. Wade decision of 1973. Now, in the wake of ... Read More
  Academy Award-winning documentarian Freida Mock’s new film Anita premiered at Sundance on Saturday, January 19. The film revolves around one of the most famous senate hearings of the late twentieth century, in which attorney Anita Hill accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Over twenty years later, it's easy to forget the controversy of the Thomas  hearings; I was totally unprepared for the gale-force emotions that came from ... Read More
It's safe to say that here in the good ol' U.S. of A, we're fortunate enough to be able to choose our own spouses (for the most part). The single woman has become not just a common and accepted archetype, but at times a symbol of power. There are various cultures around the world that still uphold the concept of arranged marriages, the Jewish Haredi community being one of them. Rama Brushtein directs Fill the Void, a telling Israeli drama of the eighteen-year-old ... Read More
Sundance 2013 brought the lady goods in a big way. Fifty percent of the festival's featured films were directed by female directors this year, a stunning leap to full parity for the first time ever at the festival, and a miraculous chasm jumper when compared with the reported disparity in Hollywood (only seven percent of directors registered with the director’s guild are female).  But we’ll come back to that some other day. One of ... Read More
During an intimate performance at the Sundance Film Festival last week, Courtney Love covered Jay-Z’s  “99 Problems” and introduced it by saying, “This either sucks or it's genius, I don't know." That’s our girl!  Courtney has never been afraid to take a risk and it’s one of the things we love most about her. While we know Courtney has gone through periods where she has indeed had 99 ... Read More
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