Sadie Frost on QUANT and Culture – Nadine Whitney interviews

Sadie Frost is a renaissance woman. From her early years working as a model and actor to running her own fashion house and production companies, there are few hats Frost hasn’t worn. Sadie Frost started her career as a child actor and model. Her notable cinema roles as an actor have been as Lucy Westenra in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and a role in Paul W. S. Anderson’s debut feature Shopping. In the 90s she established the first of two production companies she would run. One was responsible for the release of David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ, amongst other features. With Quant, Sadie emerges as a director with a distinct visual voice using her knowledge of fashion and youth culture to investigate the impact of swinging sixties icon Mary Quant. Nadine Whitney spoke with Sadie about what inspired her to move to the other side of the camera.

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QUANT – Review by Nadine Whitney

Sadie Frost, actor, producer, fashion designer, and now director is the perfect person to handle Mary Quant’s story. By the time she was filming Quant, Mary was in her nineties and unavailable for interviews. To tell Mary’s fascinating story she relies on archival footage, artistic reinterpretations (starring Camilla Rutherford as Quant), and a fascinating selection of interviewees that include musician Dave Davies (The Kinks), legendary fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, and people who worked with and knew Quant personally.

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SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST WRAP – Joan Amenn reports

Since 1976, the Seattle International Film Festival has been a welcoming venue for those underrepresented creatives who have struggled to have their voices heard and their visions seen. SIFF has grown to be a year-round source of inspiration with many events being offered and even a summer camp for kids, but the festival is its heart. Held this year from Apr 14 – 24), the festival’s focus was — as it has always been — on diversity.

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