Hank and Asha Filmmakers Share Their Top Travel Movies

Filmmakers Julia Morrison and James E. Duff call New York City home, but were living in Prague when they made their film Hank and Asha. In it, a girl named Asha, who is studying abroad in Prague for a year, and a boy named Hank, a filmmaker and lonely new transplant to New York City, develop a video correspondence-based friendship. They hope the film inspires audiences to travel to both locales, but in the meantime, in the spirit of cinematic armchair travel, here are five of their... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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From Cave Art to Post Modernism: Thinking in Curlicues

“Most of my life I’ve thought in straight lines. It seems to me that artists think outside the box and in curlicues," Rebecca Barton, DDS, on what being a Brooks docent taught her. What a treat it’s been to be involved with the Brooks Docent Program . After having retired from a career in dentistry I was actively seeking some “fun” projects in which to engage.  I’ve always enjoyed art but was quite unsophisticated in the history and techniques involved... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Interview with Finding Vivian Maier Editor and Associate Producer Chris McKinley

Documentary Finding Vivian Maier follows the recent discovery of photographer Vivian Maier—described as “part Mary Poppins, part Weegee”—and her exceptional body of work.  The film has received quite a bit of attention since its March release; what people seem to find in Finding Vivian Maie r is an affinity for the artist, or more accurately the photographs she took (which, as it happens, were often of herself). The public would never know Maier... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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