The American Hero: Harriet Hits Theatres

Unlike Steven McQueen’s film Twelve Years A Slave and Toni Morrison’s literary novel Beloved, which cover the horrors of slavery, director Kasi Lemmons’ biographical drama Harriet showcases the powerful freedom fighter Harriet Tubman in a way that is accessible and emotionally invigorating. The film portrays Harriet Tubman’s (Cynthia Erivo) escape from slavery and the dangerous missions she led to free hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad. Minimalist cinematography paired with an emotionally intriguing score, and grounded performances capture the power of this heroic figure. Continue reading The American Hero: Harriet Hits Theatres

Flaming Classics and the Frost Brings ‘Paris is Burning’ to FIU

Panthers, get ready to vogue, or at the very least, be inspired to watch the fiercest queens strike a pose or two or three in Paris is Burning. The screening, co-sponsored by The Frost Art Museum and Flaming Classics, is a part of the Frost’s Art After Stonewall exhibit, and will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the theatre in GC 140. Continue reading Flaming Classics and the Frost Brings ‘Paris is Burning’ to FIU

Edward Norton’s Directorial Return: Motherless Brooklyn

Actor Edward Norton returns to the director’s chair almost two decades after his directorial debut with the crime drama Motherless Brooklyn. In addition to directing, Norton wrote, produced, and starred in the film based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. The film centers around Lionel Essrog (Norton), a private investigator with Tourette syndrome as he tries to solve the mystery behind the death of fellow PI and mentor Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Taking on multiple production roles, Norton’s labor of love showcases his remarkable sense of style in this creative adaptation.

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