With bold art work and intriguing stories, graphic novels can appeal to so many readers. This month, we have a list of recommendations that continue the stories of popular characters you might have already seen on the big or TV screen.
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Out of all the films and documentaries that Kanopy has to offer, I’ve been enjoying Independent films a lot lately. Here’s a few of my favorites.
Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy featuring Michelle Williams and an adorable Labrador dog. Need I say more? This film is a brutal depiction of how anyone can suddenly be very out of luck and experience homelessness in Reichardt’s signature minimalist style. Heads up this film is Rated R for language.
Barry Jenkins’ Moonlightis a gorgeous and gentle portrait of Chiron, a young black gay boy growing up in Miami and his journey to becoming comfortable with himself as he overcomes his struggles with the love and support from unexpected community members. My favorite scene: When the camera focuses in silence on Chiron’s lover’s face. Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout.
This collection of personal essays explores the complexities and experiences of growing up black in the South with a white surname as well as the author’s experiences with interracial marriage, international adoption, and teaching at a Northern white college.
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity.