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Gurinder Chadha: Directing Multicultural Feminist Dramedies

Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley in Gurinder Chadha's Bend it Like Beckham.
From 1990 to the present day, Gurinder Chadha has built a prolific career as a director and screenwriter.
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Maxine Helfman’s Photographs Redefine Art as We Know It

Maxine Helfman
Maxine Helfman's 2015 Historical Correction situates itself as a response to the famous Flemish portraits by positioning Black individuals as her focal point.
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Falling in Love in the Apocalypse with Rachelle Toarmino’s ‘That Ex’

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The news cycle spins like a washing machine in the final stages of a heavy-duty wash. It’s been speeding up for decades, while we watch from the other side of the thick glass door, helpless, hoping our clothes come out clean but doubting they will. The apocalypse has arrived, probably, in the form of climate crisis fueled by unimaginable wealth disparity, or in the daily heartbreaks that we don’t want to believe keep happening: school shootings, protestors arrested for defending their ancestral land from developers, threats to Roe v.… read more.

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Spend 2022 in Alma Thomas’s Bright, Vivacious Paintings

Alma Thomas was a powerful talent and a delightful human being, and her spirit will live on in her vivacious collection of paintings. 
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Mourning the Loss of Painter/Poet Etel Adnan

In the last book she published while alive, Shifting The Silence, writer and multi-disciplinary artist Etel Adnan declares: “I am not in a hurry to live, I am not in a hurry to die; I am just talking to you.”

The stream of consciousness that flows throughout the intimate prose of the publication is one that collapses together the looming uncertainty of death with the calm simplicity of living the everyday.… read more.

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Delia Kropp Is Subtle & Sincere in Onscreen Debut

Delia Kropp

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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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