The Columbia Chronicle

‘Into the Abyss’ dives deep

By Drew Hunt

November 7, 2011

Legendary German director Werner Herzog has spent the better part of a decade moving between narrative and documentary-style filmmaking. These days, it’s arguable that he’s better known for the latter, so it comes as no surprise that his newest film is another exploration of human behavior.The film, called “Into the Abyss,” profiles the aftermath of a triple homicide committed by death row inmate Michael Perry and his ...

Filmmakers determined to spread sustainability through documentary

By Contributing Writer

August 8, 2011

by Sophia Coleman, Contributing WriterTwo Columbia alumni are set on a mission to bring sustainability to America.Their documentary, “A Sustainable Reality: Redefining Roots,” directed by Michael Silberman, 24, with cinematographer Mark Fragassi, 24, begins in the most unlikely of places—a former meat-packing facility on Chicago’s South Side.So far they have over 250 hours of film on various projects around Chicago, a...

Big Ten, Fox Sports together for six seasons

By Etheria Modacure

November 29, 2010

It all started on June 12, when the University of Nebraska was approved to join the Big Ten Conference beginning July 1, 2011. Shortly after, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, was chosen as the site of the conference’s first championship game on Dec. 3, 2011.Now the Big Ten has partnered with Fox Sports to televise the first five conference championship games from 2011 through 2016. The deal was ma...

Participants gear up for the Urban Assault Bike Ride

By J_Howard

September 20, 2010

Bikes lined the streets and the sun glistened off of 450 helmets as people crowded together in the parking lot outside Murphy’s Bleachers, 3655 N. Sheffield Ave., for the New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Bike Ride. Contestants showed off their spirited costumes as they waited for the signal to race toward the first checkpoint.The Urban Assault Bike Ride is a national event that combines a bike race, a scavenger hunt and a fe...

Michael Moore shows no love for ‘Capitalism’

By David Orlikoff

October 5, 2009

Throughout the decades,  America has seen the many faces of Michael Moore. His first feature, Roger and Me, which opened in 1989, was nearly accidental. Following the philosophy of “keep the camera rolling,” he edited anecdotes and random encounters into a hodgepodge where 70 percent of the film held a common theme.His only fictional work, Canadian Bacon, came in 1995 and simultaneously showed his lack of skill in craf...

Columbia grad tells widow’s tale

By LauraNalin

September 21, 2009

A Columbia graduate has created a voice for a Nicaraguan community.Mallory Sohmer, a 2006 flimmaking graduate,  is the creator of a contemporary documentary film focusing on an indigenous  community in Nicaragua. The film, titled The Living Documents,  was conceptualized while taking a course at the college.The course that inspired Sohmer, Indigenous Films and Filmmaking,  focuses on bringing attention to dire situatio...

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