Tag: Arts

City creatives: Stephen Lally

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Behind a house in Del Ray in a shed-turned-home-studio, Stephen Lally leans over his pottery wheel, sculpting and shaping art...

City creatives: Rosemary Covey

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Art has never come easy to Rosemary Covey. The long-time wood engraver and painter has spent the last 40 years at...

Local crowdfunded indie film, ‘The Legacy Sessions,’ bridges generation gap

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The film industry has ballooned into something ungainly and unsustainable for filmmakers who are trying to create a project without...

13th Alexandria Film Festival brings record numbers

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] More than 1,000 cinephiles flocked to the Charles Beatley Library and AMC Hoffman Center 22 for the 13th annual Alexandria...

Deeyah Khan attempts to understand white supremacists in “White Right: Meeting...

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] In her 2017 documentary, “White Right: Meeting the Enemy,” Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan works her way under the skin of...

“The Spy Being Home Plate” details the unbelievable life of a...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Moe Berg was a brilliant man, and Aviva Kempner is an amazing filmmaker. So it’s unsurprising that Kempner’s movie about...

“She’s in Portland” is a beautiful, bumpy ride

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The open road, a set of wheels and a dream. In the grand mythology of America, they’re the holy trinity,...

SNL, T.C. Williams alum honors her father in short film ‘Daddio’

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] Native Alexandrian Casey Wilson (“Saturday Night Live,” “Happy Endings”) makes her directorial debut in the short film, “Daddio,” which offers...

“This Changes Everything” is an important yet flawed story of sexism...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] One of the highlighted movies in this year’s Alexandria Film Festival, “This Changes Everything” makes a compelling case that discrimination...

‘Raising Buchanan’ brings humor and heart to a Coen-esque crime caper

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] President James Buchanan, our country’s 14th commander-in-chief, is commonly ranked as one of the worst presidents in American history. His decisions...