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AI WEIWEI’S ‘HUMAN FLOW’: A FILM REVIEW

Artist Ai Weiwei is known to resist injustice and inequality through his various art forms and activism. In his newest film that just premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Human Flow, he does just that. Following, interacting, and interviewing the refugees from various locations from all over the world, Ai documents the turmoil that refugees…

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GET TO KNOW YOUR VIBRATOR: IT’S HISTORY WITH HYSTERIA

The beginnings of vibrators were not invented for the reason you probably thought they were for. The history of vibrators all starts with hysteria. Dating back to 500 B.C., Hippocrates were the first to use the term hysteria to describe the movement of the uterus in the body. They believed that the uterus traveled throughout…

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THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FILMS IN COMPETITION

The Toronto International Film Festival announced their star studded line up and the movie titles for this year's festival set to take place from September 7th to the 17th. The highly anticipated featured films this year include 25 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres and 8 Canadian Premieres. We got the low down on the most…

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MET BREUER OPENS CONTEMPORARY VIDEO EXHIBIT

"The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection" is being featured at The Met Breuer from June 20th until September 3rd. The exhibit presents four videos created between 1995 and 2015 that range from provocative to the poignant while considering the body in relationship to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. One of the videos is David…

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WE ARE ONE+TOGETHER LAUNCHES ‘MR GAY SYRIA’ CAMPAIGN + PREMIERES FILM

On June 21st at the Zirvoka House in Tribeca, We Are One+Together, Visionaire, and Grindr presented a special screening of the film "War Within," which is the first installment in the We Are One+Together film series. The film tells the personal story of a gay Muslim man's struggle to reconcile his sexuality and faith, his longing…

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EDDIE ROSENSTEIN ON HIS DOCUMENTARY “THE FREEDOM TO MARRY”

"In the midst of this very scary time in America politics, here’s an American story that gay and non-gay people, in fact anyone who believes in equal rights and a constitutional democracy, can all take pride in." - Eddie Rosenstein Releasing digitally on June 6, the civil rights documentary “The Freedom to Marry” follows attorneys Evan Wolfson…

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM CANNES: PARTIES, CELEBRITIES, WINNERS, AND FEMINISM

The 70th Cannes Film Festival took place May 17th through the 28th this year on the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, France. Pedro Almodóvar was the head judge along with four male and four female judges that included Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, Paolo Sorrentino, Park Chan-wook, Agnès Jaoui, Maren Ade and…

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CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘JUNO’ & SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

“I’m calling to procure a hasty abortion.” -Ellen Page in 'Juno' When Juno came out in 2007 it was one of the first films to capture the millennial zeitgeist and to treat the subject of teen pregnancy with a frankness and humor that opened an important discussion for audiences across America. Fast forward ten years and…

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THE WINNERS, THE FASHION & THE MOONLIGHT MIXUP OF THE OSCARS

Sunday, February 26th marked the 89th Academy Awards. First time host Jimmy Kimmel began his opening monologue with a couple choice remarks to Trump and berated him for blasting Meryl Streep on Twitter giving Streep a standing ovation. After the Oscars boycott in 2016 for the lack of racial diversity, this year was filled with…

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JACKIE FILM GAINS ACCOLADES FOR ITS DEPICTION OF THE FIRST LADY

Jackie, released in select films this past weekend, has caught the media's attention for its stylistic spin on a true story surrounding the enigma that has been Jackie Onassis Kennedy, written off by many as merely an interesting figure for a fashion plate or coffee book table. Not to be rash, the film did do an…

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CHENG RAN: DIARY OF A MADMAN + PIPILOTTI RIST: PIXEL FOREST @ THE NEW MUSEUM

Cheng Ran, In Course of the Miraculous, 2015 (still). Wide-screen HD film, 5.1 surround sound, color; 468 min. Courtesy the artist, K11 Art Foundation, Erlenmeyer Foundation, and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne. This month, The New Museum opens two new exhibits from Pipilotti Rist and Cheng Ran. On view October 19th, 2016 through January 15th will…

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DOUG AITKEN “ELECTRIC EARTH” @ THE MOCA – LA – SEPTEMBER 10 – JAN 15

Doug Aitken | "Electric Earth" The Museum of Contemporary Arts, LA 250 S Grand Ave, Plaza Level, Los Angeles CA September 10th - January 15th The Museum of Contemporary Arts presents "Doug Aitken: Electric Earth," Aitken’s first North American survey. From his breakthrough installation diamond sea (1997) to his most recent event-based work Black Mirror (2011), the exhibition unfolds around…

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ALICIA VIKANDER AND MICHAEL FASSBENDER GIVE COMPELLING PERFORMANCES IN “THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS”

The Light Between Oceans is an upcoming drama written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and is based on the bestselling M. L. Stedman novel of the same name. The film takes place on a remote island in Western Australia and tells the tale of the lighthouse keeper, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander). The two live on the island…

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LIV TYLER: THE NEW FACE OF BELSTAFF TALKS STYLE & MOTHERHOOD

Liv Tyler never saw herself as a designer. But a life spent hustling between fittings, red carpet events, and cover shoots made the transition natural. Liv's intimate, varied knowledge of the fashion world is only surpassed by a sense of faute de mieux: like the multitudes of women who wonder "where have all the pockets…

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NEON DEMON PREMIERES IN NEW YORK CITY WITH ELLE FANNING

The stars of the film The Neon Demon arrived to the NYC premiere of their new thriller on Wednesday night among many other celebrity guests. In attendance were actresses Elle Fanning and Abbey Lee Kershaw, writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn, model Hilary Rhoda, and designers Cynthia Rowley and Nicole Miller. Fanning looked pretty in pink in her tulle Gucci…

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CHARLOTTE COLBERT – ORDINARY MADNESS @ GAZELLI ART HOUSE – LDN – JUL 1 – AUG 13

Charlotte Colbert: Ordinary Madness Gazelli Art House 39 Dover Street, W1S 4NN July 1 - August 13 Charlotte Colbert will have an exhibition, Ordinary Madness opening this July at the Gazelli Art House in London, exploring the relationship between technology and the twenty-first century with the use of familiar icons of instant communication, emoji’s. Ordinary…

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CHARLIE’S ANGELS – 40 YEARS OF GIRL POWER INSPIRATION

This September marks 40 years since America was introduced to everyone's favorite female crime fighting trio. The iconic ABC television series, Charlie's Angels, focused on three beautiful women who just graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy who were recruited by their boss, Charlie Townsend, to work as private investigators. Charlie was an elusive boss…

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A CREATIVE EXPERIENCE: J. ELSTER LAUNCHES POP-UP SHOP IN NYC

On March 15th, at an exclusive event, filmmaker and designer Jennifer Elster launched her pop-up shop in Tribeca. With models donning full leather masks amid projected videos of Elster with Yoko Ono and Terrance Howard, and a performance piece entitled Gender Execution, the artist created an immersive and interactive environment. The evening's guests included Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Rosie…

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KATE MOSS DANCES IN THE DARK FOR MASSIVE ATTACK’S “RITUAL SPIRIT”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhI5T_NKYxc Kate Moss dances in the dark, lighting herself under a naked bulb for Massive Attack's new video "Ritual Spirit".  Directed by Medium and Massive Attack's Robert "3D" Del Naja, with vocals by British singer-songwriter Azekel, the video shows a lone Moss dancing spontaneously. Shot raw, without retouching, Del Naja said of the process, "I didn't want…

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