“Martha: A Picture Story” chronicles more than 50 years in the life and exploits of extraordinary New York City photographer, Martha Cooper as she follows her own muse, documenting the city and its residents with a unique, and often underrated expertise.
Pratt’s life was not without struggle and pain. She was disarmingly honest in describing the hard times, but was always able to find something positive or humorous to add to her narrative. As she herself recounts near the end of the film, “Well, it has been fascinating. Never a dull moment. It was all so much: it was all so wonderful”.
The film, shot in black and white, uses many local actors to achieve the ‘80’s look. Everyone is always listening to the radio and sometimes the movie audience sees actual “crank” letters superimposed with the action on the screen.
“Transits and Returns” showcases the work of twenty-one indigenous artists from New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States. The exhibition has been coordinated by five curators who represent the countries and who will host the exhibition at some point.
Yonfan’s first animated film is entirely original and completely mesmerizing. Reality, invention, passion and politics intertwine seamlessly, making for an unforgettable journey. Hong Kong natives will love the fact that the characters look like, and are voiced-over by some of their favourite movie stars.