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The Lens is the FotoFocus editorial platform, highlighting our programming and featuring in-depth conversations on photography and the moving image drawn from perspectives and insights in our community, throughout our region, and around the globe.


2021, A Reluctantly Not-Miserable Retrospective

Posted on December 15, 2021

2021 was ... technically a year. Sure, it feels like January became October with a tiny blip of optimism for, like, two weeks in June. But as we look back, we see a whole lot of good stuff that took place throughout the amorphous stretch of time formerly known as a calendar year.

So, here we present: Five things we did that got us through 2021.

We heard from brilliant curators, artists, thinkers, and more. Continue

The Full Feast of SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition

Posted on June 8, 2021

Four courses of classic films celebrating significant anniversaries in 2021 and simple, chef-created recipes — and accompanying videos — to cook alongside them, all in one place. Watch, eat, repeat.

A do-it-mostly-yourself take on a film festival for the stay-at-home era, SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition paired a classic, widely available film with interactive—and edible!—elements for a dinner-and-a-movie experience done on your time. The monthly program ran March through June, 2021, and is now available here, no reservation required.

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SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition sojourns to France with “Amélie” and Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel

Posted on May 26, 2021

It's all about the sauce with this month's recipes, and all about the scenes of Paris with the film.

A do-it-mostly-yourself take on a film festival for the stay-at-home era, SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition pairs a classic, widely available film with interactive—and edible!—elements for a dinner-and-a-movie experience done on your time.

To wrap up this spring's SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition, we're going classic: Amélie accompanied by French cuisine from Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel.... Continue


SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition Goes Sweet with “Willy Wonka” and Sleepy Bee Café

Posted on April 28, 2021

What better way to watch a chocolate river than while eating than a chocolatey shmear? Get the recipe and other details here.

A do-it-mostly-yourself take on a film festival for the stay-at-home era, SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition pairs a classic, widely available film with interactive—and edible!—elements for a dinner-and-a-movie experience done on your time.

There's always room for dessert. And SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition heeds the sugary call with Willy Wonka & the... Continue


Get “Spirited Away” with Hand-Formed Onigiri for SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition

Posted on March 30, 2021

In the bracket of what really wins March, we're for team classic movies and carb-laden comfort foods all the way. Namely: Miyazaki's animated masterpiece Spirited Away accompanied by DIY Japanese rice balls from Chef Hideki Harada.

A do-it-mostly-yourself take on a film festival for the stay-at-home era, SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition pairs a classic, widely available film with interactive—and edible!—elements for a dinner-and-a-movie experience done on your time.

Hope you're hungry: The next... Continue