Not my life but my shoes are in it. : ten pictures of a house lived in.

One of my favorite things about making movies is discovering new locations, which let us in other lives. Real lives. Of living people. We get to be in their space for a day or two, or more. It’s kind of voyeuristic, in a nonsexual way.

take a look back

I'm listening to the ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND soundtrack while going through old photos in my computer, try it sometime. Thank you, Mark Duplass, for tweeting, daring your followers to try such a thing. I looped it and then moved to A DERIVA's (ADRIFT) soundtrack. 

Here are some pictures I found that I dig and dig deep into my soul, bringing back the smell of the day, the feelings, the carelessness of youth. 

"That’s when I realized that certain moments go on forever. Even after they’re over they still go on, even after you're dead and buried, those moments are lasting still, backward and forward, on into infinity. They are everything and everywhere all at once". - Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Radical Women: Latin America 1960-1985

I went to the Hammer museum exhibit or Radical Women, below are some of my favorites. Check it out. It's empowering. 

Sylvia Salazar Simpson (1970's) - She is a Chicana artist who used fresh and decaying foods on her hair aimed at challenging beauty canons and the concept of adornments as a way to beautify women. 

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Lourdes Grobet (1975) - Mexican artist - Hora y Media - With this work, she proposed a radical transgression of the photographic ethos (preservation of the moment captured through the light imprinted on paper) as an eloquent metaphor of the invisibility of the woman artist. Her gestures recall Botticelli's Venus, but she chooses to be clothed, a deliberate nonobjectified version of it. 

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Judith F. Baca (1976) - American Chicana Artist. Las Tres Marías. 

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Ana Mendieta (1975) - Cuban  - Corazón de roca con sangre

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Pattsi Valdes - East LA artist - Limitations Beyond My Control. - Valdes embraced urban hispanic culture. She was bothered by the way women were represented in the media. She also alludes to way men considered women as sexual objects. 

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Lists from JANUARY-MARCH 2017

JANUARY 2017

Watched: 

The skin I live In

Lalaland 

Cafe Society 

Priceless

Eastbound & Down 

Sparrows 

Los Abrazos Rotos 

The Young Pope

Being there 

Hannah and Her Sisters 

Krisha

Obvios Child 

American History X

Diary of a Teenage Girl 

Spectre

Captain Fantastic 

Catch Me If You Can 

New Girl 

 

Heard: 

The shacks

Buffalo Daughter 

Badbadnotgood

Belanova

Luis Miguel 

 

Read:

Handmaid's Tale

Hombres Sin Mujeres 

 

Learned: 

I absolutely hate shipping things. 

 

FEBRUARY 2017

Watched:

Young Pope

Santa Clarita Diet 

People vs OJ Simpson 

Jackie Brown 

Entonces Nosotros 

My Life as a Zucchini

The Commune 

Breathless 

The White Helmets 

Zootopia

Aquí Entre Nos 

Living in Oblivion 

The Maid

 

Heard:

Bobby Womback (across 110th street) 

Dorothy Ashby 

Alice Coltrane 

Care Tacuba

Molly burch

Velvet Underground 

Blood Orange 

Thelonious Monk 

Tennis 

 

Read: 

Molier's TARTUFFE 

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (Elena Ferrante)

 

MARCH 2017

Sausage Party

Girls (mega binged season 1-5)

500 Days of Summer 

The Big Lebowski 

Lion 

Big Little Lies 

Midnight in Paris 

Blow 

Collateral Beauty ( @ Cinefamily - Doug Benson Interruption...ONLY way to watch this movie)

 

Heard:

90's tracks  

Jose Jose

Yeah Yeah Yeah's

Started S-Town (OH, SOOOO GOOOD) 

 

Learned: 

To make picadillo (and it turned out spectacular : P) 

That sometimes the right thing to do, is the most difficult thing to do. 

To let go of my beautiful family dog Orejas for 17 years...she was the best doggy, but was sick and we had to be selfless and put her out of her pain on March 26th. TE AMO, PRINCESA! 

To speak up! 

SQUADRON "Bi-Weekly Survival Kit for the Modern Woman"

I was honored to write this month's bi-weekly newsletter for our feminist group The Squadron - a diverse group of individuals who have come together with the common goal of enhancing dialogue, increasing education, and creating positive change in our immediate communities by reinstating the practice of thoughtful exploration and respectful discussion across partisan lines.

Check out the issue HERE.