KnightBlog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • Arts

    Knight communities hit Sundance

    Jan. 15, 2015, 4:47 p.m., Posted by Nicole Chipi

    In just a few days, film creators and purveyors from across the eight Knight resident communities will be in Park City, Utah, to showcase their work, connect with artists from around the world, and discover new voices in independent cinema.

    We’re excited this year that Knight Foundation grantees will be well represented at the festival, with multiple entries from Miami’s own Borscht Corp. screening, including “The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal” by animation collective Bleeding Palm and “Papa Machete” by Jonathan David Kane and Jason Fitzroy Jeffers.

    Independent cinemas, screening organizations and festivals from across Knight communities will be in Park City as well, scouting new films to bring back to eager audiences at home. Among them will be the Michigan Theater, Filmadelphia, the Nightlight, Coral Gables Art Cinema and O Cinema, which recently opened its third South Florida location.

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    The unexpected allure of a prefab, mass produced world at Fjord

    Jan. 15, 2015, 11:37 a.m., Posted by CSchwartz

    “They don’t make 'em like they used to…” is a phrase often uttered by tired idealists or anyone who waxes poetic about the benefits of real wood over particle board. It is worth noting that none of the people exhibiting work at Fjord this month really fit this description. Nick...

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    'The Invisible Season' opens during Filmgate Interactive

    Jan. 15, 2015, 11:14 a.m., Posted by laflor

    The third annual Filmgate Interactive, a Knight Arts grantee, is Florida’s only transmedia conference that blurs genres and weaves film, technology and interactive storytelling together. The festival, which runs from February 1-8, features more than 10 screenings, five performances, three interactive exhibits and 10 workshops throughout Miami Beach and Greater...

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