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  Zero Motivation is a new film about two young women who perform their mandatory military service as office workers in an army base under a rigid Israeli leader. Tayla Lavie’s black comedy tackles a new approach to the very male-dominated genre of war films, namely a military movie from a female perspective that is also written and directed by a woman.  The film is broken into three chapters and centers on the power struggles of three females. Two glorified secretaries, Zohar (Dana Ivby) and Daffi (Nelly...
This is a podcast for all my cinephile feminists. Hosted by the founder and editor of Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood blog, Melissa Silverstein, this is a brass tacks podcast featuring interviews with female producers, directors, writers and other industry folks. Don’t expect movie reviews or starlets. Instead, enjoy weekly conversations about the specific difficulties and successes women find in contemporary filmmaking. Biased hiring practices and bogus financial prejudices come up occasionally...as do insightful anecdotes that resonate beyond the parameters of the filmmaking work space. Artistic processes...
A one-off Sleigh Bells and Tink collaboration, “That Did It,” was released last week along with a bright video directed by Grant Singer, featuring the two artists reveling in their lyrical chemistry. The noise-pop-rap pairing makes a perfect dance jam that exudes both woman’s take-no-shit attitudes.    Besides visiting Sleigh Bells in the studio, Tink has been busy. The rising Chicago rapper released “Tell the Children,” a harrowing Timbaland-produced Ferguson protest track about racial injustice and police brutality. Stream it below:   Images and video via Sleigh Bells, Tink_G     ...
This Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, the 9th BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC will be heading to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Head on over to Brooklyn Expo Center at 79 Franklin St. from 11AM - 7PM to shop more than 220 indie craft, handmade, vintage, and amazing food vendors. We’ll have make-and-take crafts, a pop-up cat cafe to benefit Sean Casey Animal Rescue, an ugly sweater selfie booth, wrapping paper station, DJs, and more.      Boundless Brooklyn will be there selling their iconic model kits. One of the...
It’s not long now until the BUST Christmas Craftacular London on December 14 at The Islington Metal Works. Time then to put the spotlight on London-based ceramicist Amy Worrall, who will be bringing her colorful ceramics to the fair this year. Amy Worrall makes a range of functional and decorative objects that draw on her background in illustration. Her ceramics are inspired by topless girls in Florida and sunburnt Brits abroad on the Costa de Sol, using the majolica technique to achieve vivid, neon colours.  We asked Amy a...