Cindy Sherman Self-Portraits: Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 October 2020 > What's On

The Fondation Louis Vuitton reopened its doors to the public on September 23 with a special show featuring the work of American photographer Cindy Sherman. Sherman’s thematic self-portraits are a reflection on the portrayal of women in modern society. This is the first solo show dedicated to the artist since her 2006 exhibition at the … Continue reading “Cindy Sherman Self-Portraits: Hiding in Plain Sight”

Free State of Jones: Fighting for Freedom

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 21 September 2016 > What's On

This movie is about an under-recognized piece of America’s past. Set during the Civil War, it tells the true story of Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi who led a revolt against the Confederacy and created a state where black and white people could live together: the Free State of Jones. Newton Knight, played … Continue reading “Free State of Jones: Fighting for Freedom”

Marlon James Man Booker Winner at America Festival

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > What's On

Take the real attempted assassination of Bob Marley and a vast cast of fiction characters. Mix together and you get the 2015 winner of the Man Booker, Britain’s most prestigious prize for fiction, by Marlon James, who will be a star guest at the 2016 Festival America in Vincennes from 8 to 11 September. Marlon … Continue reading “Marlon James Man Booker Winner at America Festival”

Festival America Literary Celebration in Vincennes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > What's On

For its eighth edition (8-11 September), Festival America offers a plethora of activities around literature in the Americas. There is a day for school groups on Friday 9th. This year’s Festival America has something for everyone. Readings, talks, workshops, beautiful exhibitions and translation “jousts” are all part of the programme. Look out for several events … Continue reading “Festival America Literary Celebration in Vincennes”