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Rethinking the Reboot in ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’

The Matrix Resurrections Poster
For a movie that so loves to talk about itself, The Matrix: Resurrections has nothing to say once tasked with having a plot.
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Tribute to Yoko Ono’s Extraordinary Artistry

John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Yoko Ono is a true iconoclast. Her artistry is enormous — she innovates and inspires: she has survived war, mental health crises, miscarriages and of course, misogyny.
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Interdisciplinary Artist Carron Little Innovates During Pandemic

Ten months into the pandemic, FF2’s Elisa Shoenberger posted “Carron Little and ‘Out of Site’ Show How Performance Can Adapt to COVID-19about Chicago artist Carron Little’s response to the arts in the pandemic. Having spent time with Carron in the past, I contacted Carron recently for this follow-up interview. read more.

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Delia Kropp Is Subtle & Sincere in Onscreen Debut

Delia Kropp

FF2 Guest post by Muffy Koster

Prominent Chicago actress, director, and LGBTQ advocate Delia Kropp makes her feature film debut in Landlocked, a heartfelt story of reconnection from indie director Timothy Hall. The film follows “Nick” (Dustin Gooch), an aspiring restaurateur, and his estranged mother “Briana” (Kropp), a transgender woman, as they reunite over the course of a road trip to scatter the ashes of Nick’s other, cisgender mother.  read more.

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Jean Seberg: Influencing French New Wave & History

Jean Seberg, an American actress who became the face of French New Wave cinema, was a groundbreaking star as well as an activist who was targeted by the FBI for her support of the Black Panthers. On her birthday, we celebrate her impact on film history and the 1960s as a whole. 

Seberg was born in Iowa and made her film debut as the titular Joan of Arc in Otto Preminger’s Saint Joan, although she has been public about not having a good experience on set.read more.

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Visual & Poetic Beauty in ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Portrait of a Lady on Fire took the international film circuit — and our hearts — by storm when it premiered in 2019. On Céline Sciamma’s birthday, FF2 Media revisits how the poignant director’s magnum opus has moved audiences over the years.

Starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire chronicles the romance between an artist, Marianne (Haenel), and an aristocrat, Héloïse, for whom Marianne has been commissioned to paint a portrait.read more.

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