Twenty Years Of Sparkle Motion with Jolene Purdy

Richard Kelly’s new millennium psychological thriller Donnie Darko (2001) celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. We sat down with film and television actress Jolene Purdy about her iconic performance as Cherita Chen, and the enduring appeal of this daring film.

Volunteer of the Month Daniela Anguiano on “Hairspray”

Daniella A

“John Waters’ quotes are ridiculously over the top and constantly referenced amongst my family. Any quote that includes any mention of roaches are my absolute favorite. This includes Amber’s endless “That girl’s got roaches in her hair” or “Tracy Turnblad is a human roach nest” throughout the film. Another favorite line is when Penny and Edna are watching Tracy’s debut on the Corny Collins Show and Penny yells to the TV “Hi Tracy! It’s me, Penny!” Edna just looks at Penny and tells her “She can’t hear you!?” It’s absurd but makes me laugh every time.

Volunteer Spotlight: Bryan Terry

Bryan Terry

Hello again! Frida Volunteer Kat Sotoodeh here, with another post for my blog series Volunteer Spotlight. …except this time, I’m cheating a bit. Today I interviewed The Frida Cinema’s fantastic Volunteer Coordinator/Manager (so not a volunteer, per se), Bryan Terry. He is in his 30’s (he’s not positive on the exact age though – as […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Keefer Blakeslee

Keefer Blakeslee

Hey guys! This is a new blog series that we are calling Volunteer Spotlight, spearheaded and written by our awesome volunteer Kat Sotoodeh! Kat will be interviewing the brilliant and committed volunteers who donate their time to our non-profit, providing you Frida fans an opportunity to learn more about the familiar faces that greet you when you pay us a visit!