By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Brazilian writer-director Anna Muylaert’s “The Second Mother” offers a charming yet penetrating look at the haves and have-nots of her home country. Actress and TV host Regina Case, sometimes called “Brazil’s Oprah,” stars as Val, the long-serving nanny and live-in housekeeper to a wealthy Sao Paulo family. She...

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Aspen Filmfest has added an encore presentation of “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” to its schedule. The documentary about the famed art collector will play at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Isis Theater. A Sunday-evening screening sold out. A combination of archival footage, recently rediscovered audio recordings, stills...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference...