I’m happy we’ve made it to the middle of fall, which means the end of this election is in sight. I look forward to casting my vote for Hillary! Below in this newsletter is a fantastic selection of films, books, events, and more to dive into this season.
We’re also excited to share that we’re about to release our new film “50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power” that we’ve been working on for the past year. The film looks at the last 10,000 years and asks, what’s it going to take to get to a 50/50 world? This 20 minute film will premiere on October 27 live at TEDWomen and all the TEDx’s, and online and on TV on Refinery29 & Comcast. “50/50” is part of Refinery29’s women director’s series Shatterbox Anthology. We’ll send an email when it’s live. I’m excited to share it with you!
Ken and I have have also been working on a new project for The National Museum of American Jewish History as part of its “OPEN for Interpretation” artist-in-residence program. We’ll explore the American Jewish experience using Hollywood film clips. We’d love suggestions of your favorite scenes. The 1 minute video explains how to participate. (The show opens on Dec 14th so those of you on the east coast, we would love to see you there.)
I’m looking forward to taking a deep hibernation in the winter after all this activity. My weekends with my family are what kept this whole period sane.
To making soup and forts, and watching leaves turn colors,
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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DIVING INTO DETAILS
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Doc
This documentary came out a while ago and I only recently had the chance to watch it online. It gives great context.
Class Divide Doc
My good friend Mike Farrah was the field producer on this important HBO doc. Highly recommend.
The Americans Series
Also late to the party on this one..but this show is so very good.
Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium, UC Berkeley
This whole season
Ken has been organizing this lecture series for 20 years. So many good speakers this season. Check out the whole program here.
Anna Deavere Smith’s “Notes from the Field”
NYC | Now-Dec. 11
Anna is an amazing performer/writer/anthropologist and mentor of mine and I can’t wait to see this show.
Napa Valley Film Festival
Napa | Nov. 9-13
Sumptuous films, wine and food. All in one place.
SF | Oct. 24-30
A city wide conversation about living and dying that draws on art, experience and design.
Homeland Security Art Exhibit
SF | Sep. 10-Dec. 18
A very provocative art installation set in the Presidio by the creators of the previous Ai Weiwei show on Alcatraz.
Moby is one of my favorite sonic landscapes to use in my films. They seem to let your mind think as you listen. This is a great book of his life.
Let There Be Laughter
by Michael Krasny
Let There Be Laughter This book is finally out and perfect for the holidays.
Raising an Entreprenaur
by Margot Machol Bisnow
Always interested in different ideas on raising the next generation.
The Revenge of Analog
by David Sax
As much as I love tech, I love analog. A great book by David Sax.
by Arthur Drooker
This book is such a terrific collection of photographs and stories of unusual and elelectic communities
Just saying Gender Avenger makes me smile. Check out this great organization.
As a child of divorce, I am glad there are a lot more sane ways this is happening for families. This is a great resource.
Fierce Red Lipstick
You know I love my red lipstick. This is lipstick with a purpose.
Voyager Golden Record
David Pescovitz is set to release the golden albums put on two spacecrafts in 1977 to tell extraterrestrials about our civilization. Perfect.
One of our partners for Character Day has launched their Rules of Kindness campaign. Check it out here.
Another one of our Character Day partners, Class Dojo has a amazing five part series of short films about growth mindset for young kids. Check it out here.
Tech on Politics
Bettina Warburg-Johnson just launched this great podcast. Check it out.
NEW CHARACTER (EVERY) DAY RESOURCE HUB
If you have not seen our #CharacterDay2016 Highlights, you can check them out here. Also below is our Character (Every) Day Resource hub with over 5,000 curated items that you can sort by (book, film, article, lesson plan, app, game) and by age range.
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
― William Cullen Bryant