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GFF18 #2: Zama (Argentina-Spain-France-Netherlands-Mexico 2017)

The introduction to this screening by co-director of the festival Allison Gardner suggested that “the film is very beautiful but difficult”. Which is actually quite a good description. 856 more words

Festivals And Conferences

Fun Home—Victory Gardens (11/1/17)

“Welcome to the Fun Home” is one of those songs that stays in my head long after the show has ended. The three Bechdel children, standing in front of an open coffin, perform a joyous advertisement, which they wrote and choreographed, for their father’s funeral parlor. 691 more words


Notes on Key Concepts for teachers and students: Arrival (US-Canada 2016)

These extensive notes (over 7,500 words) were written as a guide for teachers who might consider using the 2016 film Arrival with students. They were originally published in the… 7,875 more words

American Independents

Book review: Poe: Stories and Poems, adapted by Gareth Hinds

Hinds, Gareth, adapt. Poe: Stories and Poems. Candlewick, 2017. $14.00. 203p. ISBN 9780763681128. Ages 12+. P6Q8

The graphic narrative adaptor of such classics as Macbeth… 100 more words

Book Reviews

'Alias Grace' Is a Fierce, Timely Adaptation of Atwood's Masterpiece

It’s easy to say Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace speaks to the cultural moment. But that “moment” — the predatory sexual behavior of men and the undue burden it places on women — has been going on for hundreds of years. 1,118 more words

Margaret Atwood

Book review: The Nutcracker in Harlem, by T. E. McMorrow, illustrated by James Ransome

McMorrow, T.E. The Nutcracker in Harlem. Illustrated by James Ransome. HarperCollins, 2017. $17.99. ISBN 9780061175985. 32 pates. Ages 4-8. P6 Q7

The Nutcracker in Harlem… 159 more words

Book Reviews

King Lear (Korol Lir, USSR (Russian) 1971)

(This post is written by Shabanah Fazal and posted by Roy Stafford)

King Lear is Shakespeare’s tale of an ageing monarch who makes a spectacular error of judgement by dividing his kingdom through a ‘love trial’ of his three daughters, unleashing chaos in the land. 1,535 more words

Literary Adaptations