Portraits

Knock on wood, Philadelphia has escaped the threat of a storm-filled winter, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still jonesing for a taste of spring. Enter the Philadelphia Flower Show, our annual gift to the world,where Philly gets to show off its softer side. This week’s Portrait is expat Carrie Preston, landscape designer extraordinaire who will be exhibiting at this year’s show. She spoke to me from her current home in Holland — also the theme for the show.

Last month I had the opportunity to go to the Sundance Film Festival. Très cool. The festival takes place in Park City, Utah, surrounded by beautiful snow-covered mountains. Over the four days that I was there with the crew from The Women’s Film Festival, we got to see some great films, attend workshops, jam in the music café and try our hand at virtual reality. It was also a chance to get up close and personal with actors and accomplished filmmakers like this week’s profile, Nadia Hallgren.

The film “Watermelon Woman” was a fictional tale about a filmmaker who becomes intrigued by a character actress she comes across in several old movies. She comes to find that the actress was a lesbian and involved with the leading lady. This week’s profile, Joseph Eckhardt, stumbled across a similar fantastical story but, in this case, it’s all real. And it’s magnificent.

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