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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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Two Centuries on, Clara Schumann Continues to Inspire

Composer Clara Wieck was born on September 13th, 1819 in Leipzig, Germany. From a young age, Clara was surrounded by music. Her mother, Marianne Tromlitz, was a very successful and talented singer. Her father, Friedrich Wieck, was comparable to Mozart’s father; both were teachers dedicated to building the musical careers of their children.read more.

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‘The Lord of the Rings’ screenwriters offer valuable lessons in time of crisis

As in most great hero’s journeys, all seems lost about two hours into the first installment of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Just when the titular Fellowship of the Ring made up of J. R. R. Tolkien’s richly-written characters feel out of the literal and proverbial woods, another obstacle presents itself.read more.

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Director Lynn Shelton Finds Humor, Humanity in Vast Body of Work

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com.

Lynn Shelton is an accomplished writer and director who has been gracing us with wonderful films since 2008. She is also powerful in the television scene, having directed episodes for many well-known TV series including New Girl, The Mindy Project, Shameless and The Good Place.read more.

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Deborah Moggach Masters the Art of Many Characters

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com.

I had just started sixth grade when I encountered two great female writers for the first time. Those writers were Jane Austen and Deborah Moggach.read more.

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Academy maintains ‘disturbing lack of recognition’ for female talent

In the 89-year-history of the Oscars, only five women have ever been nominated for Best Director, and. . . only one woman has ever won. While recent high-profile nominees like Sofia Coppola—or the one winner in the case of Kathryn Bigelow—have gained attention, not enough films by women have been elevated to smash that celluloid ceiling.read more.

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