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Chicago film fest head Mimi Plauche receives award from the Ministry of Culture’s Order of Arts and Letters

Cited as an “internationally recognized programming director” committed to “bringing the best French cinema to Chicago audiences,” Chicago International Film Festival artistic director Mimi Plauche has been named Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres — a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, administered by the French Ministry of Culture.

Previous recipients of the honorary distinction include Marlene Dietrich, George Clooney, Sting, and Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza. Former Tribune film critic and current New York-based Museum of Modern Art film curator Dave Kehr is another past awardee of the Chevalier medallion.

The French culture

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Lumbee Film Festival starts Sept. 17 and will be at Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub

Aug. 7—PEMBROKE — The fourth annual Lumbee Film Festival returns to the big screen with 18 new films directed by indigenous filmmakers, screening over two days at the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub on Main Street.

This year’s festival is presented by the North Carolina Museum of Art and includes live music, film, food and fellowship. The festival opens Sept. 17 with an outdoor screening of “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” an electrifying look at the American Indian influence in popular music — despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture.

The film reveals how early pioneers of blues

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The Crowd: Gray Matter Museum of Art’s night of ‘Film, Art, Fashion and Music’ draws local influencers

The L.A. and NYC vibe landed in “Bubble Land,” a.k.a. Newport Beach, last week turning up the volume at Newport’s Gray Matter Museum of Art.

An evening of “Film, Art, Fashion and Music,” produced by the much-admired art dealer Georgeana Ireland of Ethos Contemporary Art, brought out local influencers to mingle with the L.A. element for a particularly wild mid-weeknight on the Orange Coast.

L.A. fashion and celeb press and paparazzi chronicled the scene as the crowd danced to the performance of recording artist Luciana, “Queen of Electro.” Fashion designer Ninja Monk, L.A. based creator of

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Donald Glover Calls Out ‘Boring’ Art in the Film and TV Industry, Sparks Conversation About Cancel Culture

The rapper, writer and producer started a larger discussion on Twitter.

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Donald Glover, the rapper, writer and producer known by fans as Childish Gambino, is calling out the onslaught of “boring” television shows and films that have been produced as a result of the industry’s “cancel culture.”

In a series of tweets, Glover mentioned a discussion he saw on the social media platform about people being “tired” of reviewing “boring stuff” 

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