Velvet Ropes and Hollywood Tricks

by Steve Desroches Every aspect of modern American life is increasingly presented through the lens of wealth and celebrity. The rich and famous control the...

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

by Steve Desroches “Tell me what democracy looks like? This is what democracy looks like!” That call and response chant has long been a hallmark of...

Not of this Earth

by Rebecca M. Alvin The year is 1977. We’re in what John Cameron Mitchell calls “the New Jersey of London”—Croydon, England. Three teenage boys find...

Documenting Complexity

Intersectional Identity in Call Her Ganda by Rebecca M. Alvin Above: A photograph of slain Filipina Jennifer Laude. Photo: Mike Simpson Nearly four years ago, U.S. Marine...

REVIEW: A Quiet Place

by Rebecca M. Alvin Since the dawn of the Sound Era, audio has been an underutilized component of filmmaking in the dominant film industry. Back...

Time’s Up

Photo: Keynote speaker April Reign A Report from the Provincetown Women’s Media Summit by Rebecca M. Alvin This year’s Academy Awards ceremony was markedly different. It seemed the...

Films for the Fall Season

by Rebecca M. Alvin Movie lovers tend to fall into two categories: those who love blockbusters and big spectacle Hollywood films that provide escape and...

Out in the Desert

by Rebecca M. Alvin When Donna Deitch’s Desert Hearts came out in 1985, the topic of two women in love with each other was still...

Ask Me Where I’m Going

Rediscovering Chavela Vargas by Rebecca M. Alvin For the documentary filmmaker, timing is everything. Of course, having a passion for your subject matter goes without saying,...

Short and Sweet

by Rebecca M. Alvin The earliest films ever made were short films. Of course, this was due to the technical limitations of early motion pictures,...
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