Alex Miranda Cruz, an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bravebird, a Madison-based, filmmaking company, was scheduled to be at Threshold in March with a much-anticipated evening debuting a presentation and conversation about Cinema Dignité. Cinema Dignité is premised on the use of cinematography to depict diverse cultures with dignity and through an authentic lens that is more representative of the reality that makes up the fabric of our society today. However, as we had to close our doors to the public in mid March, the event was cancelled.
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The pandemic has forced much of the film industry to suspend production, but Alex Miranda Cruz and Noel Miranda have been undeterred in their creative pursuits. Their Middleton-based company, Bravebird, is currently in the midst of a safe, socially distanced autumnal shoot of its first narrative feature film, Trace The Line. Inspired by the mid-twentieth century photojournalism of Gordon Parks and the recent films of Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk), the film is a poetic exploration of the internal and social chaos of 2020.Read More