8 items from 2017
While the vast majority of our favorite films of last year have been treated with Blu-ray releases, one title near the top of the list we’ve been waiting the longest for is Kelly Reichardt‘s Certain Women. It looks like it’s been worth the wait as The Criterion Collection have unveiled their September releases and it’s leading the pack (with special features also an interview with the director and Todd Haynes!).
Also getting a release in September, is Michael Haneke‘s Isabelle Huppert-led The Piano Teacher and the recent documentary David Lynch: The Art Life (arriving perfectly-timed to the end of the new Twin Peaks). There’s also Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic psychodrama Rebecca and the concert film Festival, featuring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and many more.
Check out the high-resolution cover art and full details on the releases below, with more on Criterion’s site. »
- Jordan Raup
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Lynn Nottage’s follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony-nominated play “Sweat” will bow in 2018. Per the New York Times, “Mlima’s Tale” will premiere Off Broadway at the Public Theater and run from March 27 to May 20, 2018.
“Mlima’s Tale” revolves around the titular character, an elephant “caught in the world’s black market for ivory.” Nottage’s new play explores “a trail of greed and desire as old as trade itself,” the Public summarizes.
Nottage is the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. She won this year for her Broadway debut, “Sweat,” a play about factory workers facing layoffs in Reading, Pennsylvania. She also won in 2009 for “Ruined,” which focuses on “ruined” women — rape survivors and sex workers — in civil war-torn Congo. Her other plays include “Crumbs from the Table of Joy,” “Fabulation,” “Intimate Apparel,” and “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.” “Sweat” previously won the Blackburn Prize in 2016.
If you’re interested in “Mlima’s Tale,” consider checking out Kate Brooks’ “The Last Animals” and “Trophy,” co-directed by Christina Clusiau. The upcoming docs, which premiered this year at Tribeca and Sundance, respectively, also examine human carelessness and greed — and the dire effects they have on wildlife.
Among the other women-penned projects set for the Public’s 2017–18 season are Sarah Burgess’ political satire “Kings,” Nia Vardalos’ “Tiny Beautiful Things,” which is an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s book, Julia Cho’s college classroom-set “Office Hour,” Rinne Groff’s post-Superstorm Sandy meditation “Fire in Dreamland,” and Judy Collins’ cabaret “A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim.”
The Public Theater will celebrate its 50th anniversary and commemorate its first production, “Hair,” this upcoming season. Visit the Public’s website for more information.
Lynn Nottage’s New Play “Mlima’s Tale” to Premiere Off Broadway in 2018 was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Nash—who defined the early ’70s L.A. scene alongside his musical brethren David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young in the seminal supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young—will be joined by Art Garfunkel, Toby Keith, Dwight Yoakam, Judy Collins and members of the 5th Dimension. Together they will perform many of the pop standards penned by Webb, who shot to fame in the mid-’60s as the wunderkind behind hits like “Up, »
- Jordan Runtagh
Nigel Barker, Miss J Alexander and Jay Manuel have reunited -- and the photographic evidence couldn't have looked better if a noted fashion photographer, runway diva extraordinaire and creative director put it together themselves!
Jeans are a timeless wardrobe staple that have been around since 1871, when tailor Jacob W. Davis of Reno, Nevada invented them in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. Today, Americans spend more than $450 million on jeans every year. The new documentary “Blue Gold: American Jeans” focuses on the phenomenon of the most popular item of clothing of all time.
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Directed by Christian D. Bruun and narrated by Edward Burns, “Blue Gold” tells the story of jeans, their expansion across the world and the cultural impact they’ve had on rock & roll and hip hop. The documentary features interviews with fashion designers Tommy Hilfiger and Isaac Mizrahi, investor Daymond John (“Shark Tank”), singers Daryl Hall and Judy Collins, The Ramones drummer Marky Ramone and the founder of Diesel, Adriano Goldschmied. The film also »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Sara Bareilles helped the Academy pay tribute to lives lost this year during the Oscarcast’s In Memoriam segment. The “Waitress” songstress sang Judy Collins’ “Both Sides Now” while the annual video honored Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, John Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore, Anton Yelchin, Prince, Garry Marshall, Ken Howard, and more.
The cutoff for including deaths in the segment is usually around Jan. 31. Therefore, David Bowie was included in last year’s Oscar ceremony. Bill Paxton, who died Saturday, was remembered by an emotional Jennifer Aniston before she introduced the segment.
The segment saluted the more recognizable names and faces in addition to below-the-line creatives and executives. As in years past, the Academy asked attendees to hold their applause until the end to avoid favoritism and any disrespect toward the lesser-known honorees.
Academy Award Winners 2017: Updated List
“Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community, »
- Dani Levy
She had one of the most celebrated and beautiful voices of her time, but offstage, singer Judy Collins hid debilitating food, alcohol and opioid addictions, and a long battle with depression.
The legendary performer famous for her recordings of “Both Sides, Now,” “Suzanne” and more, documents her downward spiral and her successful recovery in her new book, Cravings: How I Conquered Food.
“I had the best time writing this book because I’m on the other side of this monster,” Collins, 77, tells People.
She says her problems go back to genetics, and growing up with an alcoholic father.
“I would »
- Julie Mazziotta
Folk singer and music icon Joni Mitchell made a rare public appearance over the weekend, attending the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Los Angeles where she being honored, according to her website, "as one of the greatest songwriters whose work has touched everyone in the music industry."
Record producer Clive Davis, who hosts the annual Grammys pre-party, recounted some of the 73-year-old singer's many accomplishments in his speech.
"She really is the quintessential true artist with a creative mind," Davis said, according to EW. "She communicates not only through her music but through her expressive artwork and photography. She's a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She's been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy in 2002. Because she's truly one of a kind, she holds a special place in the heart of everyone in this »
8 items from 2017
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