Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 20 September 2018 > Ready to Use

The “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing” exhibition to be held at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), originally organized by the Oakland Museum of California, encompasses Lange’s major works including (of course) the iconic “Migrant Mother” and well known documentary photographs taken during the Great Depression for the Farm … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing”

Welcome to Deauville!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 31 August 2018 > What's On

A whole range of visions of America and from America will be screened from 31 August to 9 September at the 44th Deauville American Film Festival. Fiction (both films in competition and premieres) and documentaries combine to give fascinating insights into U.S. life and culture as it is, or as filmmakers imagine it. The jury … Continue reading “Welcome to Deauville!”

Dorothea Lange Exhibition: Teacher and Class Visits

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 27 July 2018 > Pedagogy

The Jeu de Paume museum in Paris is hosting an exhibition of Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange’s work from 16 October to 27 January.  It’s a wonderful subject for class work, and has inspired our Ready to Use Resource and a competition for pupils. Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) documented some of the most traumatic aspects of U.S. … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Exhibition: Teacher and Class Visits”

Al Gore: Still Saving the Planet

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 27 September 2017 > What's On

In 2006, the documentary The Inconvenient Truth made Al Gore into the most prominent ecologist on the planet. Gore won a Nobel Prize for its impact on public opinion about climate change. Ten years on, An Inconvenient Sequel shows the positive changes that have been made, and Gore’s tireless work in continuing to promote solutions … Continue reading “Al Gore: Still Saving the Planet”

Hollywood on Sea

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 31 August 2017 > What's On

The cream of Hollywood talent will be on display once more on the Normandy coast from 1 to 10 September for the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival. The festival seems to expand every year and now includes not just the feature-film competition, tributes and premières, but a selection of documentaries on American themes and “Season … Continue reading “Hollywood on Sea”

Michael Moore and James Franco at Deauville

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 23 August 2016 > What's On

This year’s Deauville American Film Festival is going less for the Hollywood glitz and more for subversive, independent voices with tributes to documentary maker extraordinaire Michael Moore and actor-director-producer James Franco. There are of course lots of stars on the red carpet at Deauville, but Moore and Franco show another side of American cinema. Michael … Continue reading “Michael Moore and James Franco at Deauville”