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Australians are enjoying a high profile at Cannes this year, with all eyes in the film world expected to be watching the ground breaking work of Aboriginal artists. The Sapphires is the latest to gain international attention with a screening in official selection at the French festival that kicks off on Wednesday (local time). Actress Deborah Mailman, who stars in the feel-good feature about an all-girl singing group plucked from a remote Aboriginal community to play for Australian troops serving in Vietnam, is delighted with the response. “Yes, it’s huge. It’s a really great acknowledgement,” she said at this week’s launch of the Sydney Film Festival, just days before jetting out for Europe. Continue reading
Signorini’s Portrait of a North African Fruit Vendor
This week in EW: Channing Tatum and the cast of Magic Mike bare (almost) all. EW brought Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer back together for a wet and wild photo shoot followed by a rowdy, booze-soaked dinner, where the costars swapped their best stories about acting, waxing, and stripping in their new film.
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Ballantine Beer advertisement, by Mike Ludlow c. 1950
Rotimi Fani-Kayode was born in Lagos, Nigeria in April 1955, the second child of Chief Babaremilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode and Chief Mrs Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode, their third child was Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a Nigerian politician and who was the former Minister of Aviation for Nigeria. This prominent Yoruba family moved to Brighton, England, in 1966, after a military coup and the ensuing civil war. Rotimi pursued his secondary education in England where he went to a number of private schools including Brighton college, Seabright College and Millfield then moved to the USA in 1976 to complete his education. He read Fine Arts and Economics, gaining a BA, at Georgetown University, Washington DC and gained an MFA at the Pratt Institute, New York in Fine Arts & Photography. Whilst in New York he became friendly with Robert Mapplethorpe and later admitted to Mapplethorpe’s influence on his work.
He returned to the UK in 1983. He died in a London hospital of a heart attack whilst recovering from an AIDS related illness on the December 12, Continue reading