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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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Tilda Swinton Astounds Audiences with Depth & Range

Happy Birthday, Tilda Swinton! The actress was born in London and began her career in theater and performance art in England before acting in independent films in America. Since then, Swinton has continued starring in indies as well as blockbusters and earned a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in Michael Clayton.read more.

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Jenny Eagan: Costume Design Adds Character in ‘Olive Kitteridge’

Olive Kitteredge still with Frances McDormand
The anniversary of the award-winning television show Olive Kitteredge is the perfect time to celebrate costume designer Jenny Eagan.
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Charming Performances from Toni Collette Make us Laugh & Cry

Toni Colette and Drew Barrymore in Miss You Already still
Today is Toni Collette’s birthday! From comedies to dramas, the Australian actress has received 89 award nominations throughout her career.
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Lee Krasner: Kindness Thrives in the Art World

Happy Birthday to American abstract expressionist painter, Lee Krasner!
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