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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...

Bill Hader and Finn Wolfhard, who played the older and younger versions of Richie respectively, were standouts in “IT Chapter Two.”

REVIEW: ‘IT Chapter Two’ crams too much plot in the clown car

September 14, 2019

Between its clown shoe-dragging pace and unnecessary dive into IT’s (a.k.a Pennywise’s) lore, “IT Chapter Two” doesn’t quite measure up to its predecessor—but it still made me cry, laugh and s...

Professors in Columbia's film department were not surprised the department was listed among the top 25 in the nation.

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 ...

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...

Margaret Bryne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, shares the seven-year story of African-American men growing up in the rural south in documentary, “Raising Bertie.”

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

December 5, 2016

Margaret Byrne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, spent seven years creating her recent documentary, “Raising Bertie,” which follows three young African-American men growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Completed in March, the film recently f...

Michael Sullivan, the cinematographer and one-half of On The Real Film.

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

December 5, 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as the next president, filmmaker Erin Babbin said she remembers feeling as if she were in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The TV show’s portrayal of techn...

1992 film and video alumnus Dan Asma, co-owner of the advertising agency Buddha Jones, found his calling in audiovisual marketing making movie and TV trailers for big Hollywood companies.

Alumnus discusses students finding their ‘niche’

October 31, 2016

After graduating from Columbia in 1992 with a film degree, Dan Asma moved to Los Angeles to pursue his love of making movies. However, he ended up in a new field—audiovisual marketing. After working ...

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

Editor's Note: New CFO needs to bring  financial confidence back

By Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

As reported on Page 3, members of the United Staff of Columbia College lined the entrance of a contract negotiation meeting Oct. 18, chanting and expressing frustrations. Some were even holding up copies o...

Olivia Renteria, center, and Erin McGrath, right, star as Marcia Brady and Laurie Partridge in “The Bardy Bunch,” which will open in Chicago on Sept. 15.

To ‘Brady’ or not to ‘Brady?: Show crossing Shakespeare themes, ‘70s TV to make Chicago debut

September 12, 2016

Chicago will soon be the only place where two beloved families brutally murder each other in hilarious fashion, all while singing sappy love songs.“The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and B...

Students perform at HAUS for “A Capella” Ensemble | The Columbia Chronicle

May 9, 2016

Students in the Breakaway class in the music department organized the “A Capella” Ensemble performance May 9 at the Haus located in the 623 S. Wabash Ave., Building.The performance was directed by...

The Harold Ramis Film School will teach students to create comic film and video.

Second City film school to emphasize humor in filmmaking

February 22, 2016

The Second City will be adding the Harold Ramis Film School—the world’s first comedy-focused filmmaking program, which opens in September 2016—to its newly constructed training center. The film schoo...

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