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Culture and Society

2021 SXSW Film Festival Review: Nanfu Wang’s ‘In The Same Breath’

in the same breath

Nanfu Wang's documentary In the Same Breath chronicles the events related to the COVID-19 breakout in Wuhan, China. In parallel Wang relates the events of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Her unique position as a Chinese American citizen reveals her perspective about how the outbreak similarly impacted both countries.

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2021 SXSW Film Festival Review: ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil’

Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil, Michael D. Ratner, Demi Lovato, SXSW FF

This documentary is a cautionary tale for all those who start out in beauty pageants. If they, as child stars, possess the talent to parlay their success into worldwide tours at 25, the exposure can be treacherous.

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2021 SXSW Film Festival Review ‘Executive Order’

Taís-Araújo, Alfred Enoch, Executive Order, 2021 SXSW FF,

This dynamic, often poetic dystopian thriller draws one in with its immediacy. Shot on location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it's set in the distant future, but its contemporary issues prove stunning.

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Exclusive Interview: Maestro David Stern on Opera Fuoco’s ‘Figaro in the City’ and Palm Beach Opera’s Live-Audience Return

opera fuoco figaro in the city david stern

The conductor spoke with us about reimagining opera for a young video-obsessed generation, and about the challenges and rewards of staging live opera with an audience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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