Arts Express Cannes Festival Report: Nicole Kidman As Grace Kelly Controversy

The Cannes Film Festival Report

This week, we have the Cannes Film Festival Report, thanks to Professor Dennis Broe, with the Arts Express Film Beat.

One of the most popular features at Cannes this year is Grace Of Monaco, the bio-pic about the beautiful film star, Grace Kelly, who left Hollywood to marry into the Royal Family.  With Nicole Kidman, Gerard Depardieu as disgraced IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York, Syria, Nigeria, Fukushima, Chechnya, colonialism under the cover of cinema, and other Festival controversies.

Prof. Dennis Broe reports on what is going on with the movie that isn’t quite true to the real story.

Lisa Loeb phones in

A discussion about the folk rock musician’s current inspirations and influences, as a woman and an artist. Deborah Wallace reports.


Redwood Highway: A conversation with actress Shirley Knight, best known for her role as the terrible temptress Lula in Amiri Baraka’s steamy subway noir classic, Dutchman. On a future show, we will discuss the revival of Dutchman as homage to the late eminent writer, who passed away in January 2014.

Today, a discussion of her latest film, Redwood Highway, a kind of a road-movie, but on foot! It is an existential look at a woman embarking on a solitary journey.

Trailer: Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco

Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.