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Arts Journalism and the Community

July 27, 2011 by Juan Devis, Director of Production and Program Development, KCET Juan Devis (right) interviews urban planner John Arroyo at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. Photo courtesy of KCET Good criticism reveals layers of hidden meaning, allowing audiences to uncover the relationship a particular work of art […]

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Art Talk with filmmaker Sterlin Harjo

July 13, 2011 Washington, DC by Paulette Beete Sterlin Harjo. Photo courtesy of Mr. Harjo “Making a film is a very scary thing. You just put your heart into it and hope that things go right.” –Sterlin Harjo Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo, a member of the Seminole and Creek nations, is no stranger to firsts. […]

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First Person with Filmmaker Lixin Fan

June 29, 2011 Washington, DC Lixin Fan (right) with Freedom Riders filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Winter’s Bone Line Producer Kathryn Dean during the Film Forward visit to China. Photo by Meredith Lavitt. Canada-based Chinese filmmaker Lixin Fan is one of the 10 filmmakers participating in the Sundance Institute’s Film Forward initiative. Fan’s documentary Last Train […]

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Art Talk with Catherine Burns, Artistic Director, The Moth

June 22, 2011 Washington, DC by Paulette Beete Catherine Burns. Photo courtesy of Ms. Burns In the late 1990s writer George Dawes Green decided to host an event in his living room, to recreate in the midst of high-energy New York City, the languorous summer evenings he and his friends had spent regaling each other […]

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First Person with filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane

June 15, 2011 Washington, DC by Paulette Beete and Josephine Reed Vikramaditya Motwane. Photo courtesy of Sundance Institute. Indian filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane is one of ten directors participating in Film Forward, a partnership project of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The project presents outstanding narrative and documentary […]

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From the Page to the Screen: The Poetry Projection Project

May 16, 2011 San Francisco, California This year San Francisco’s WritersCorps (a project of the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Library) celebrated National Poetry Month by taking poetry off the page and projecting it onto the screen. The Poetry Projection Project invited professional and emerging filmmakers and video artists to create […]

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