Screen/Play is a regular column by Digest magazine's second editor, Brandie Rae Madrid. This was her first contribution to the magazine when she began to help editor J. Curtis Main with the magazine. Although she tends to write the column each week, it is available at any time for guest writers to contribute a review of or response to any film from a feminist and/or social justice perspective. The intent of the column is to highlight films that inspire or challenge us, and is also open to heavier critiques of film as well as responses to the film industry in general.
Brandie is obtaining her B.A. in WSGS and English Literature at Loyola University Chicago and has worked at a local, independent video store for over eight years. Her interests include exploring how film is and can be used as a tool for awareness and social change. Brandie hopes to one day teach in higher education in women's and gender studies, in addition to doing research and community work and activism.
Below is a list of published Screen/Play separated from the magazine. Click to enjoy!
|#||Film or Article Title||Film/Article Genre(s)/Topic(s)||Release||Issue|
|19||Bram Stoker's Dracula||5/2/2011||28|
|18||Preaching to the Perverted versus Going Under||4/25/2011||27|
|17||For the Bible Tells Me So (2007 documentary||4/18/2011||26|
|15||Searching for Debra Winger||4/4/4011||24|
|14||Reflections Part 2: Strange Man||Responding to a customer at work as a video clerk||3/28/2011||23|
|13||Venus Boyz||Documentary, Race,
Gender and Sexuality, LGBTQ
|12||Sunset Story||Documentary, Age, Activism, Feminism||03/14/2011||21|
|11||Kaboom||Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sexuality, LGBTQ||02/28/2011||20|
|10||For Colored Girls||Drama, Race, Families, Sexuality||02/21/2011||19|
|9||The Kids Are All Right||Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ, Families||02/14/2011||18|
|8||Popcorn and Porn: The Life of a Video Clerk||Feminism, Sexuality||02/07/2011||17|
|7||True Grit||Drama, Feminism||01/31/2011||16|
|6||Good Hair; plus reflection: My Own Journey to Good Hair||Documentary, Race||12/09/2010||14|
|5||Shortbus||Comedy, Sexuality, LGBTQ||12/02/2010||13|
|4||Small Town Gay Bar||Documentary, LGBTQ||11/18/2010||12|
|3||Sherrybaby||Drama, Feminism, Sexuality||11/11/2010||11|
|2||Away We Go||Comedy, Families, Sexuality||11/04/2010||10|
|1||Desert Hearts||Drama, Comedy, Lesbian||10/28/2010||9|