Mother’s Day Movies

Mary Cassatt's After the Bath (circa 1901) The American Mother's Day was invented by Anna Jarvis in 1905, when her own mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Her mother's death proved the inspiration for a holiday and by 1908 others joined her in this macabre celebration.After five years of dedication to her obsession, Mother's Day was … Continue reading Mother’s Day Movies

Cinéma Direct vs. Cinéma Verité – The Quest for Cinematic Truth

Today marks the one billionth time the term "cinéma vérité" was used in a manner with which I don't agree. This time it was in reference to a shaky-cam advertisement for blue jeans or cell phones or something. Cinéma Direct Cinéma Direct is documentary genre that began in Quebec in 1958. The Quiet Revolution, a cultural … Continue reading Cinéma Direct vs. Cinéma Verité – The Quest for Cinematic Truth