FROM Anna Rose Holmer
‘The Fits’: The Dreamy Coming of Age Sundance Favorite Coming of age is a common theme in art, especially movies. That moment between childhood and adolescence is full of drama. A new movie set in a Cincinnati housing project with an all African American cast takes on the subject in an innovative way. The Fits , the directorial debut of filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer, is about an 11-year-old girl named Toni who becomes fascinated by a group of older girls in a dance troupe which she joins before seeing some of them come down with mysterious seizures, convulsions and fainting – ‘the fits’. The film has little dialogue, but is more like a dreamy meditation on Toni’s world.
'A Square Meal,' a kosher slaughter and Ukrainian Easter eggs Historian Andrew Coe explains how the Great Depression altered the 1930s’ food landscape, and contributor Sam Brasch witnesses a kosher slaughter. Artist Sofika Zielyk shows us how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Sandor Katz discusses his latest fermentation projects, and Dana Cree introduces her new book, “Hello, My Name is Ice Cream.” Plus: Laura Avery finds Swiss chard at the market, and Jonathan Gold dines at Kismet.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
San Francisco, Santa Clara challenge Trump's sanctuary policies San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed suit to block President Trump’s executive order to withdraw federal funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. A hearing is set for Friday.