Issue 2

PERSONA SWAP (mirror) IMAGES

 

PERSONA SWAP PT. 1: PAST by Miriam Bale

What do women talk about? What do women talk about among other women? Cupcakes and candy, sex details and call backs, and how fabulously we strong “we” are, the women at our table. These mini-sisterhoods of girlfriends as represented on… continue reading »

LACE GLOVES & CHEEZ DOODLES by Abbey Bender

Astonishing Props in Desperately Seeking Susan Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) is an exemplary feminist film. This adventure takes place amidst the colorful scenery of downtown New York City in the early 1980s.  Rosanna Arquette is Roberta, a bored… continue reading »

GOODBYE FIRST LOVE by Kat Asharya

GOODBYE FIRST LOVE Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve Opens in NY & LA April 20 There is a store in Paris called Soeur that sells clothes for teenage girls. It offers a more sophisticated take on essentially the same palate of… continue reading »

ALONE, TRAVELER? by Imogen Smith

On THE SAVAGE EYE A woman in white walks alone down a dark street. Her bouffant dress, huge ermine stole and blonde hair shine in the lamplight; the bell-shaped skirt casts a pool of shadow on the asphalt around her… continue reading »

THE ITALIAN SITUATION by Camila de Onís

She paces the room dressed in a soft black sweater that plunges into a V in the back, snugly fit over a trim pencil skirt. A pendant hangs below her breasts on a delicate chain; she looks polished in a… continue reading »

WHIT STILLMAN ON SCENT & SHOWGIRLS by Farran Smith Nehme

Whit Stillman’s name doesn’t usually crop up in discussions of directorial daring, but it should. In the 1990s he crafted three movies–Metropolitan, Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco–that were notable for their defiant emphasis on matters few other directors were bothering with.… continue reading »

INTERVIEW WITH THOMAS BEARD by Cynthia Lugo

Thomas Beard is the co-founder of Light Industry and co-curator the current Whitney Biennial’s film program.  The work he has presented via Light Industry, independent gallery shows, and the Biennial has addressed the intersection of contemporary art and film, highlighted… continue reading »

I COULD DREAM ALL DAY by Charity Coleman

CONSIDERING CALIFORNIA THROUGH THE FILMS OF LAIDA LERTXUNDI “It is hard to find California now, unsettling to wonder how much of it was merely imagined or improvised…” –Joan Didion, Notes from a Native Daughter Nothing is crucial in Southern California… continue reading »