Culture Corner--Best of November
Happy November, broads! We have so much to be thankful for in these next 30 days, including but not limited to: pumpkin pie, films with strong female leads, fabulous museum exhibits, and the vengeful return of Taylor Swift. This month’s favorites are below, brought to you as always by the Broadview’s own Sydney Hodgson.
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TO WATCH . . .
Jacob Tremblay makes a much welcome return as Auggie Pullman in the new film Wonder, a story about a child with facial differences facing his first year at a traditional school. His parents are played by the always delightful Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. This story of love and acceptance is based on a moving best-selling novel by the same name. #ChooseKind and head to a theater near you on November 17th to have your heart melted.
Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut comes in the new film Lady Bird, which hits theaters November 10th. Lady Bird is an authentic and semi-autobiographical tale of a teenager wandering through her high school years and her complicated relationship with her mother.
She’s Gotta Have It is the new Netflix series adaptation of Spike Lee’s 1986 debut film of the same name. For many of you broads, you’ll recall watching this film and reading the “Whose Pussy Is This?” bell hooks essay in Women’s Studies 101 in college. The show follows one woman and her three different relationships. Spike Lee himself directed every episode, in what we hope is a refreshing take on modern love and female sexuality. The first season will be available to stream Thanksgiving Day.
TO LISTEN TO . . .
I’m not sure how anyone with internet access could have missed the dramatic release of Taylor Swift’s single and music video “Look What You Made Me Do” at the end of August and the drama and rumors surrounding it. Fans and non-fans watched the song’s intense, symbol-filled video 43.2 million times in its first 24 hours on YouTube. Swift’s much anticipated album Reputation drops on November 10th. What will T Swift do next?
Eternal French cool girl Charlotte Gainsbourg is making her comeback with Rest, her first new album release since 2010. Daft Punk co-produced the album’s first single of the same name and, unsurprisingly, the track is smooth, dreamy, and achingly cool. Check it out before the full album is released November 17th.
The podcast Why Oh Why examines modern love through real stories and fictional happenings. Host Andrea Silenzi avoids the cliche and over talked about side of online dating, in favor of a dialogue that is honest, brash and emotional.
TO DO . . .
Denver Arts Week takes place from November 3rd-November 11th. During the celebration, check out more than 300 discounted events at the city’s galleries, museums, theaters, and music venues, offering a special opportunity to escape the cold and enjoy some of Colorado’s best art and culture.
The exhibit Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013 at the Denver Art Museum tells the stories of individuals from communities that have been displaced because of war, poverty and exploitation. The critically acclaimed photographer’s images focus on raising awareness of international human rights issues and the topics have never been more relevant. See it now, because the exhibit closes on November 12th.
The Rent 20th Anniversary Tour makes a stop at The Buell Theater from November 14th-21st. The iconic Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical follows a group of seven artists trying to make it in New York and the love and heartbreak they endure, inspiring us all to measure our lives in love.