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Review: ‘Christine’

Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter at a station in Sarasota, Florida when on July 15, 1974 while reporting live on air, the production team was unable to switch to a video that she had just announced, so instead she read a few lines she wrote for the occasion — “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts’, and in living color, you are going to see another first: attempted suicide” — took a revolver from her purse, and shot herself behind her right ear.

Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter at a station in Sarasota, Florida when on July 15, 1974 while reporting live on air, the production team was unable to switch to a video that she had just announced, so instead she ...

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Essential Viewing: the Films of Agnès Varda

The reason why it is essential to sing the praises and recommend the films of Agnès Varda — even when there’s no anniversary or birthday or award to celebrate or death to mourn — is that her work is consistently exceptional yet criminally underseen.

The reason why it is essential to sing the praises and recommend the films of Agnès Varda — even when there’s no anniversary or birthday or award to celebrate or death to mourn — is that her work is ...

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Why Marjane Satrapi’s serial killer comedy falls short

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian-born graphic novelist, writer, painter, and now film director, stormed the world of French comics with her autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian-born graphic novelist, writer, painter, and now film director, stormed the world of French comics with her autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis.

Mother daughter love in Dia de los Muertos short film

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is fast upon us, and this short film from KQED has me teary-eyed over what a beautiful time of the year this is. I love having this moment to reflect on those who paved the way for me in this life, a chance to eat great food, surround myself with colors, and cherish my loved ones just a little more. I also appreciate it as an opportunity to be very thoughtful about the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation, and to foster learning and exchange among diverse communities.

Juliana only just learned that Dia de los Muertos may have originally evolved from a celebration of the ...

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is fast upon us, and this short film from KQED has me teary-eyed over what a beautiful time of the year this is. I love having ...

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