Memorial Day: Honoring Heroism Through Film

Memorial Day , often associated with the unofficial start of summer , is more than just a day for pool parties and barbecues. It's a day of profound significance, dedicated to honoring and remembering the people of the armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This day, observed on the last Monday of May, serves as a solemn reminder of the price of freedom and encourages us to reflect on the countless sacrifices made by soldiers throughout the rich tapestry of American history.  Memorial Day can be celebrated in many ways, such as visiting the graves of fallen soldiers , participating in a national moment of remembrance , or engaging with the actual stories of soldiers throughout history. One powerful way these stories are told is through literature and films that capture the heroism, struggles, and camaraderie of those who served.  We wanted to highlight the films Fallen Not Forgotten and Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy , currently streaming on TheArchive , beca

Exploring Motherhood on Screen: Mother's Day 2024

As we approach Mother's Day, it's a time to reflect on the incredible women who have shaped our lives. From their love and support to the invaluable lessons they teach, mothers hold a special place in our hearts and deserve to be celebrated . This Mother's Day, in addition to gifts and flowers , why not share a few good movies that celebrate the beauty and challenges of motherhood with your mom? Mother of the Bride follows Margret Hix ( Rue McClanahan ), a devoted mother who is overjoyed when her daughter announces her engagement. But when a financial mix-up gets the banquet hall canceled, it is doubtful that the wedding will happen. Meanwhile, Margret also deals with her other daughter's romance with a motorcycle enthusiast and a surprise appearance by her deadbeat ex-husband.  Speaking of Mother of the Bride , a new movie by the same name is premiering on Netflix on the evening of May 9th, 2024 . Brooke Shields stars in this rom-com as Lana. Ana finds out that her d

Asian American Pacific Islander Representation in the World of Cinema & Television

In this blog, we'll be exploring the rich and diverse contributions of the Asian American Pacific Islander community to the world of cinema. From groundbreaking filmmakers to powerful narratives, we'll delve into the films that have shaped and continue to shape the cultural landscape as a whole. Join us as we reflect on the profound significance of AAPI representation in film, a force that has the power to enlighten and reshape societal perspectives and celebrate the voices that have long been overlooked or marginalized .  Three massive feats in Asian American and general American cinema & television this past year were Past Lives , Shōgun , and Beef . Beef is an incredible show about the human condition and the Asian-Pacific American experience . The show explores the unique challenges Asian Americans face , such as anger, identity formation, familial dynamics, and the weight of our decisions.  Celine Song's film Past Lives offers a fresh perspective, moving beyond