Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week

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Here’s why Billie Eilish, Lili Reinhart and up-and-coming Canadian actress Iman Vellani made headlines this week.

From a documentary by Billie Eilish on Apple TV + to a book of poetry by Lili Reinhart, here’s what made the headlines this week.

Apple announced a documentary on Billie Eilish
Recipient of several Grammy Awards at just 18 years old, Billie Eilish is the subject of a documentary which will land on Apple TV + early next year. Titled Billie Eilish: The world is a bit hazy, the film is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker RJ Cutler and is slated for theatrical and streaming release in February 2021. The singer’s debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was released in 2019, catapulting it to worldwide fame and becoming the highest performing album of the year. It is not yet known what stage of Eilish’s rise to fame is chronicled in this documentary, but stay tuned for more details.

Lili Reinhart published a book of poetry
Riverdale Actress Lili Reinhart has spoken publicly about how she enjoys writing “countless poems” when she “is going through something – depression, anxiety, breakup.” Her first collection of poems – written over the past five years – has now been released. Titled Swimming lessons, the book of poetry explores “the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that comes with passion.”

Anthony Vaccarello and Helmut Lang have teamed up for an artistic collaboration
Saint Laurent Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello has teamed up with reclusive (and now retired) Austrian designer Helmut Lang on a series of fabric sculptures of dead animals. Taking the form of floor-to-ceiling poles, the artwork also uses unused material from Vaccarello’s earlier collections, mixed with pigmented resin and aluminum. The sculptures will be on display from September 30 to October 30 at the Saint Laurent concept store, named Rive Droite, before moving on to Los Angeles where they will be available for purchase.

Canadian actress Iman Vellani has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Iman Vellani, an 18-year-old actress from Markham, Ont., Has been chosen to play Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel in an upcoming Disney + live-action series based on the superhero. The character of Ms. Marvel first appeared in the comics in 2014 and, as a Pakistani-American teenager based in New Jersey, is the first Muslim character to play her own title in the franchise. And Vellani isn’t the only Canadian actress to play a superhero role. Last month it was announced that Tatiana Maslany will be playing She-Hulk in another upcoming Disney + series.

And ICYMI: Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ + film festival, has gone virtual for 2020. Learn more about the festival online, which runs through October 11, here.


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