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‘A Wolf Comes at Night’ goes to Hollywood

‘A Wolf Comes at Night’ goes to Hollywood

September 29, 2019

One night, on a small ranch in 1980s Illinois, two children and their grandfather are forced to defend their livelihood as a wolf wreaks havoc on the family farm. Directed by 2018 cinema art and science a...

Asian film festival pop-up crosses cultures and local neighborhoods

Asian film festival pop-up crosses cultures and local neighborhoods

August 30, 2019

Chicagoans will be able to watch an “unconventional” film festival this fall as Asian films pop-up in different neighborhoods across the city, from the Alliance Française de Chicago to the Illinois Institute of Technolog...

Columbia cinema program listed in the top 25 in the nation by Hollywood Reporter

Columbia cinema program listed in the top 25 in the nation by Hollywood Reporter

August 22, 2019

Citing the school's Semester in LA program, the expansive Media Production Center and kudos from alums praising Columbia's ability to "navigate between art and commerce," The Hollywood Reporter has ...

Assault survivor shares her “Tale”

Assault survivor shares her “Tale”

May 7, 2018

The auditorium lights dim as a “viewer discretion advised” warning and the toll-free  number to the Sexual Assault Hotline in bold white lettering appears onscreen. “The Tale,” a film memoir written a...

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

May 3, 2018

When Roger Ebert reviewed 1967's “The Graduate,” he wrote, “[The Graduate] is funny, not because of sight gags and punch lines and other tired rubbish, but because it has a point of view. That is...

Haunted rumors don’t spook business from Congress Hotel

Haunted rumors don’t spook business from Congress Hotel

By Savannah Eadens

October 23, 2017

Just about every self-respecting hotel ends up with a ghost story sooner or later, said Adam Selzer, a Chicago historian, author and leader of “Mysterious Chicago” tours throughout the city. The Cong...

Web series takes students to emo days

Web series takes students to emo days

October 9, 2017

Senior cinema and television arts major Amanda Chambers said she would not have imagined letting people read her scripts a year ago, but now, the first web series she wrote and produced, “Grovedale High,” will premiere Oct. 15 for everyone to see. The teen drama, set in 2005,...

DIY art space facilitates a 12-hour filmmaking adventure

DIY art space facilitates a 12-hour filmmaking adventure

By Alexa Rixon

September 20, 2017

The Dojo, an underground DIY gallery in Pilsen, is scheduled to premiere the fruits of its 12-hour done-in-a-day filmmaking adventure Dojo96 on Sept. 23 with a wrap and screening party held the same day...

Chicago-based comic group remembers ‘Forgotten History’

Chicago-based comic group remembers ‘Forgotten History’

February 27, 2017

Superheroes, horses riding humans and rabbits attacking Napoleon all come alive in the Let’s Make Comics collection “Forgotten History.”The 48-page, black-and-white comic anthology consists of 10 s...

Connections, resources empower women in technology

Connections, resources empower  women in technology

By Caroline Bowen

February 13, 2017

Jamie Migdal, CEO and founder of FetchFind—an online education tool for pet care businesses—has faced doubt from people “falling prey to old ideas” on her way to success. She has encountered peop...

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

May 2, 2016

The First Annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival in 42 years created an opportunity for national and international filmmakers to display work confronting topics not often addressed by mainstream media, su...

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

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