Highway’s 2nd Annual Film Maudit 2.0 Festival Returns for Twelve Days of Free Online Screenings Tuesday January 12 through Sunday January 24, 2021

On January 12-24 2021, the legendary L.A. Performance Space and Gallery Highways will present its Second Annual Film Maudit 2.0 festival to showcase and celebrate new outré, unusual and startling films. The Film Maudit 2.0 festival features over 125 works of cinema from 25 countries including films rarely if ever, seen in festivals: works addressing…

“AVIVA” Extremely Stunning Storytelling

By Liisa Cohen AVIVA, written and directed by the incredibly gifted Boaz Yakin, is an intensely sensual, borderline erotic, love story told through the lens of gender fluid dance, romance and unapologetic physical interactions. It is very gender fluid. The character Aviva is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with a New Yorker…

“FINDING YINGYING” Movie Review

By Liisa Cohen Director Jiayan “Jenny” Shitakes takes us on a gripping and intimate journey of devastating loss and the struggle of a grieving family to exist. Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student, comes to the U.S. to study. In her detailed and beautiful diaries, the aspiring young scientist and teacher is full of optimism,…

The State Of The World

By Joanna Panayi We are built with a reliance.It is in our bonesWe act in our nature.We learn in our nurture.To fight for our thrones.We conquer the planet.Yet, they do not get it.They continue to thread it.As we continue to spread itWe need to work together.Do not speak if you do not act.Do not act…

Happy New Year and To New Beginnings

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt In an extraordinary year filled with heartache and chaos , The Art Of Monteque has been grateful for your extraordinary support…. thank you! Every end marks a new beginning. May your spirits and determination be unshaken, and may you always…

MR SOUL! So Before It’s Time

By Liisa Cohen Completely captivating, “MR SOUL!” is not just a documentary about Ellis B. Haizlip and his 1968-1973 Public Television show “Mr. SOUL!”. “Mr. SOUL!” is a deeply moving, beautifully edited, must see, absorbed and cherished film about a television show that started a movement reflecting the SOUL of all black people and the…

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

72 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, 14 New Frontier Projects to Debuton Feature-Rich Digital Platform & Satellite Screens Nationwide The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place…

What is the Dreamweaver Artist Ranch?

Simply put it is nature at its best. It is tranquility It is inspiration It is creativity It is community It is renewal It is self discovery It is peace The Dreamweaver artist Ranch is where you can live your best life. It is more than a hideaway it is a place where Artist will…

Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

New Collaboration with NBCUniversal to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in Building Sustainable Careers Sundance Institute announced the third class of the Momentum Fellowship, a full-year program of deep, customized creative and professional support for mid-career writers and directors from underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their careers in fiction and documentary…

NEA Big Read Grant Opportunity

Guidelines Now Available The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with Arts Midwest, announced that guidelines are now available for nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant to hold an NEA Big Read project between September 2021 and June 2022. Since 2006, more than 1,600 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read programs…

Richmond Art Center’s Fall 2020 Class Registration Opens

Richmond Art Center opens its Fall 2020 class registration with expanded online art class listings. The Fall 2020 session offers over forty classes by nearly thirty different teaching artists, including old favorites and beloved teachers, as well as new offerings for kids, adults and families. Oil painting, figure drawing, ceramics and watercolor classes are back. Listed alongside media…

A Message From The Art Of Monteque

  Dear The Art Of Monteque Community, These are unprecedented times. With an overwhelming number of closures and cancellations in regards to COVID-19, The Art Of Monteque Team understands how difficult it can be to navigate this new and frightening world. The uncertainty is the most consistent part of our present condition. At this difficult…

Happy New Year

    Happy New Year! From all of us at The Art Of Monteque   As we Approach the New Year with hope, The Art Of Monteque would like to thank you for the opportunities you have given to us by supporting what we do. Along with helping us to support independent artists and showcase…

Sundance Institute Presents: An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro

Sundance Institute invites champions of independent storytelling to attend An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro, Sundance Institute’s annual fundraising event hosted on the first night of the Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. During the celebratory event, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will be honored with…