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Director Rian Johnson talks ‘Knives Out,’ exploring genres and Hitchcock at Columbia Film Row

October 28, 2019

Much like many Columbia filmmaking students, director Rian Johnson knew from a young age he was destined to make films. Ahead of his latest movie—"Knives Out," a whodunit mystery—Johnson visited Col...

 1980 film alumnus and cinematographer Michael Goi spoke to students Oct. 22 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., to give advice on how to get past the fear of making it in Hollywood. Goi showed scenes from “American Horror Story: Hotel” and explained his professional journey while showing students they can be successful.

Making it in Hollywood: The real ‘American Horror Story’

October 29, 2018

Sarah Paulson walks through a dark corridor in a psychiatric hospital, searching for answers as she portrays journalist Lana Winters looking for the infamous killer Bloody Face. She turns her flashli...

Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening one part of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and hosting a Middle Earth-inspired dinner each night from March 20–22. 

Three hobbits walk into a bar…

March 5, 2018

Fans will soon be able to follow Frodo through the Shire and eat like hobbits during a three-day “Lord of the Rings” movie marathon in Pilsen.Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening on...

Student gains internship with Chicago Feminist Film Festival

By Kaci Watt

March 2, 2018

The annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival, running its third year March 7–9 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., features three days of feature-length and short films by female, LGBTQ and minority directors that promote feminism. Sophomore music major Emma Young earned an internship with the festival in December 2017 as press liaison and opening night event coordinator. The Chronicle spoke to Young about her intern...

Neurological basis for munchies now less hazy

CB1 cells

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 2, 2015

The relationship between marijuana and the sudden hunger smokers experience is a little less hazy thanks to researchers at Yale University. Researchers have discovered the neurological basis for “the...

Entertainment attorney talks film, fair use

Entertainment attorney talks film, fair use

February 16, 2015

The subject of fair use and how filmmakers can make use of copyrighted material took center stage on Feb. 10 at Film Row Cinema in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building.Michael Donaldson, an acclaimed enter...

Mayoral Candidates Court Columbia Students Before Election

February 16, 2015

Columbia College Chicago hosted the last mayoral forum on Feb. 11 in Film Row Cinema, located in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building, two weeks before the 2015 mayoral election. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Willie Wil...

Notable Native: Jamelia Amor

By Assistant Metro Editor

December 10, 2014

Jamelia Amor never thought she would direct stage plays. Amor, 36, has been involved in the entertainment industry in a number of different capacities. She is a proud full-figured model and was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” segment “How to Look Good Naked” in 2008. She is also an actress—she played a role in a short film, “Crossing Jordan,” which was directed by a filmmaker and Columbia student, Marion McMi...

Team captains Daniel Olesen (left), Asher Kline (center) and Morgan Braastad (right) will take the ice for the first time Dec. 7 when the COHL season kicks off.

Renegades on ice: Columbia gets a hockey team

November 24, 2014

For the first time in Columbia’s history, the college will see a Renegades ice hockey team debut later this semester. The team will play its first competitive game Dec. 7 at the B-Level for advanced ...

Michael Moore answered student questions and talked about his documentaries and upcoming projects on Oct. 22 at a last-minute Q-and-A event organized by Columbia’s cinema art + sciences department and the Chicago International Film Festival at Film Row Cinema in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. building.

Moore advice for Columbia film students

October 27, 2014

A surprise visit from Oscar-winning documentarian Michael Moore  on Oct. 22 drew hundreds of students, faculty and staff to Film Row Cinema in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. building. Known for his documentaries “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Moore visited the...

Zaena Cherif and Jason Sizer will drop the first–ever electronic music visual album released by an independent label on Oct. 6. Viewing parties will be held at colleges around the world to honor the release.

Independent record label making history with first electronic visual album

September 29, 2014

Jason Sizer and Zaena Cherif, electronic artists with the Chicago-based independent record label Maek, are gearing up for the Oct. 6 release of their collaborative visual album, Maek Pandamonium.Visual al...

Students attend the first Spectacle event part of a series of screenings of student films, on Sept. 23 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. The Spectacle aims to feature students’ work and help students to network with other filmmakers. 

The Spectacle takes student films out of classroom

September 29, 2014

Students, filmmakers and fans packed Film Row Cinema at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., as The Spectacle, a screening series of short films made by Columbia students, kicked off its run on Sep...

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