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1,440 minutes later, students compete to create short comedy films

November 14, 2019

The 1440 Film Challenge, hosted by the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, tasked teams of Columbia filmmakers to create a short film in 24 hours, or 1,440 minutes. This challenge pushed the teams to work quickly...

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

September 28, 2019

From gay thrillers to documentaries, lesbian vampires to side-splitting comedies and dramedies, Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival has queer films that reflect diverse narrat...

Cinepocalypse film festival signals fresh start, not end times

Cinepocalypse film festival signals fresh start, not end times

By Miranda Manier

November 6, 2017

Film festival organizer and artistic director Josh Goldbloom has had his eye on the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., for years, following its programming and envying its spacious auditoriums from ...

Flags for freedom: 606 project symbolizes equality

Flags for freedom: 606 project symbolizes equality

March 27, 2017

During the day, they wave in the wind, speckling the brown earth with color. At night, they reflect the moonlight, resembling stars.The 11,000 flags planted at the Exelon observatory, 1801 N. Ridgeway Av...

Local film provides environmental education

Local film provides environmental education

March 6, 2017

Climate change and human impact on the earth are issues that will be explored by The One Earth Film Festival, which aims to generate discussion of environmental issues through timely films.The films will b...

Virtual reality documentary film shown at Feminist Film Festival | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Executively produced by Planned Parenthood, “Across the Line” is a documentary film with fiction elements that provides a virtual reality experience of a woman’s journey for a legal abortion. The fi...

Columbia Core: Where are we now?

Columbia Core: Where are we now?

February 15, 2016

Faculty, staff and some students gathered Feb. 8 at the Stage Two auditorium in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building to discuss the next phase of revising Columbia’s curriculum: planning the Core.Steven C...

His airness reaches 52 years, not points

By Copy Chief

February 23, 2015

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine wore a “Space Jam” jersey during this year’s NBA dunk competition, but should have carried a sign around that said “Happy Birthday” to the real dunk champion and the man who wore the jersey best, especially in the iconic 1996 Looney Toons-starring film—Chicago hero Michael Jordan.His airness—the man who jumped from the free throw line, double-clutched a ball palmed in his righ...

‘Something Important’ happening for Chinese filmmakers

‘Something Important’ happening for Chinese filmmakers

November 3, 2014

The work of Chinese-American filmmakers is seldom shown on the big screen in America, but a new international film festival has come to Columbia and is looking to change that. “Something Important,” an ongoin...

Ride-sharing un-fare to licensed cabbies

By Managing Editor

February 10, 2014

I’ve always been too nervous to use ride-share services like Lyft or uberX. Imagining someone in sweatpants chauffeuring me across town in the passenger seat of their 1997 Dodge Neon gives me anxiety—the thought of engaging in inevitable small talk alone makes my palms sweat. In most situations, calling up one of these services for a ride from an average Joe is less expensive than shelling out the regular fare for a tax...

Renegades host first athletic film festival

By Lindsey Woods

March 18, 2012

Some think of sports as art and of athletes as artists, with their bodies as the paintbrush and the field as their canvas. But combining more traditional models of art and athletic style is never an easy feat. The Columbia Renegades are always looking to do just that, and their latest endeavor aims to showcase sports on the big screen.The Renegades are currently accepting submissions for their first Athletic Film Festival, inspired b...

Students need careers, not jobs

By Brianna Wellen

October 9, 2011

An all too common occurrence in my recent life is the heart-wrenching panic that takes over when I start thinking about life after graduation. My colleagues fill out applications for summer internships and others I know have had post-graduation jobs lined up for months. I frantically tweak my resume, feeling helpless about the inevitable job search engine result: “Sorry, no jobs were found that match your criteria.”Columb...

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