MOVIES INTO THEATER | I can’t believe it’s not Ingmar Bergman’s film (part 2)

This is the second half of a 2-part essay. The brand name of Ingmar Bergman is now a system of signs that express other ideas. Read More


THEATER TALK | House of Sweden hosts Swedish and American dialogue in D.C.

Artistic Director of Backa theatre Mattias Andersson who specializes in creating and staging theatrical projects grounded in sociological research methods will discuss this hot topic with Robert McNamara, artistic director of SCENA theatre and Otis Ramsey-Zöe, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University. Randy Gener will moderate the talk. Read More

ON FOREIGN-FILM DIPLOMACY | Why this year’s Golden Globe Awards are so Eurocentric

Have you noticed that the French and the Scandinavians dominate this year’s Golden Globe nominees for best foreign language films? To a disproportionate degree. So what exactly happened that only the French and the Scandinavians grabbed most of the Golden Globes booty? Are the best of the best among this year’s foreign language films really so Eurocentric? Read More

Randy Gener and Flemish director Ivo van Hove talk “Movies and Theater” at BAM Next Wave Festival

BROOKLYN:  Randy Gener joins the internationally acclaimed Flemish director Ivo van Hove — whose work Cate Blanchett describes as “stunning, with a capital ‘S’ ” — in a BAMtalk entitled “Movies and Theater.”  The conversation takes places Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm at BAM Rose Cinemas. Gener’s hour-long BAMtalk with Ivo van Hove is a featured… Read More

Facebook censors Swedish fan pages: Transatlantic culture wars brew over the social network site’s ban of nude artworks and naked Scandinavians

According to Fotografiska, Facebook “dislikes nakedness whether it is in paintings or photography,” adding that the Swedish museum’s use of blue patches were aimed to stop Facebook from removing nude images — and to trigger a debate. Fine. Let me start one… Read More