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Taking an actual case as source material, director Alice Winocour's Augustine tells the story of neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and the young woman who came to be his most famous patient. The film casts back to 19th century France, before Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis had taken the world of neurology by storm, and it was still very much in vogue to couch women’s mental illness in terms of “hysteria”.  After an uneducated maid named Augustine (Soko), suffers a seizure that paralyzes the right side of her body, she...
Tehran-born Dina Nayeri knows all about being split between two worlds—her family immigrated to Oklahoma when she was ten. In A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, Nayeri returns to 1980s Iran to tell the story of twins Saba and Mahtab, who are obsessed with American culture. After Mahtab and her mother mysteriously disappear, 11-year-old Saba is convinced that they have moved to America without her. As she grows up, Saba imagines Mahtab’s life unfolding parallel to hers in America, while Saba struggles within the confines...
Calling all crafters, artisans, and fine foodists: we're heading to Brooklyn's bee-you-tiful DUMBO waterfront on Saturday, May 4th for our 7th annual Spring Craftacular and Food Fair.It's gonna be a fun-filled day of shopping, food trucks and carts galore, DIY workshops, spectacular raffle prizes, DJs, games, and much, much more. Plus, the first 300 shoppers get a swag bag chock-full of crafty goodies--and it's free to attend. We just kicked off the vendor application period for the Spring Craftacular, and we want you--yes, you!--to apply.We're looking...
  Kate Nash's new album, Girl Talk, drops in the U.S. today. If that news alone isn't enough to get you psyched, check out this new video for "Girl Gang", Nash's deviant cover of "Cocaine" by Fidlar.     Be sure to pick up your copy of Girl Talk today, and peruse this awesome artist's upcoming North American tour dates, if you're looking to catch a live show:  03/12 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - SOLD OUT 03/13 - Cabaret Mile End - Montreal, QC 03/15 - Horseshoe Tavern -...
She’s hot, she’s funny, she dated Kevin McCalister from Home Alone (don’t worry, she waited until he was legal), and she’s set to produce and star in a 1970s-set woman’s lib drama on the CW. Wait, What? Do I sense a new girl crush forming? Yes, I do. It gets even better--in a recent interview for her upcoming movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, Mila Kunis was interviewed by BBC Radio 1.  The very adorable, young and super flustered interviewer, Chris Stark, decided that his interview...