Here are two very good movies.
Theodora Goss recently tweeted that, “You can despair about the world. Or you can make art.” I think Ai Weiwei’s art exemplifies that and it’s often impossible to tell where his work stops being art and starts being activism.
The second tells the story of Beatrix Potter. If you know her only as the Victorian author and illustrator of twee children’s books, you’re in for a surprise. Ms. Potter was also an illustrator of fungi and spores and a prize-winning farmer with a keen interest in land conservation. She left a large swath of land and the proceeds from her work to England’s Land Trust.
(PS: I planned to post about Miss Potter, last Monday, but pushed back due to Margot Adler’s passing. Hence, today’s double feature.)