Whether by design or circumstance, this June has become Thai Cinema Month in New York, with an array of the citys art houses and museums boasting otherwise hard-to-see gems from the Thai film renaissance that began in the late 1990s.
Recalling the genesis of her 1971 film Near the Big Chakra, Alice Anne Parker, a k a Anne Severson, says, I started asking women friends, Have you ever seen any vaginas?
We were mad as hell and we werent going to take it anymore, laughs Faith Ringgold, about the lack of women or artists of color in Robert Morris and Carl Andres Biennale-in-Exile in 1970.
Frederick Wisemans Boxing Gym focuses the directors trademark observational eye on Lords Gym in Austin, Texas. The gym, managed and co-owned by Richard Lord (with his wife Lori), bespeaks American Pluralism in the ideal, with its own organs, causality, language, and belief structure.