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“Yeh Freedom Life”: Documentary and Social Change in India

Paulina Prosnitz, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, students and faculty congregated virtually for a Zoom discussion with filmmaker Priya Sen. The event was a part of the weekly Alternative Cinema series, which presents a wide array...

Margarita Martinez: “La Sierra: The Daily Life of War in the Colombian Barrio”

Margarita Martinez: “La Sierra: The Daily Life of War in the Colombian Barrio”

Shannon Ayres, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Margarita Martinez, a Colombian journalist and documentary filmmaker, gave a lecture on her 2018 breakout film, “La Sierra: The Daily Life of War in the Colombian Barrio” on Wednesday, March 24. Martinez,...

Movie Review: Operation Varsity Blues — The College Admission Scandal 

Movie Review: Operation Varsity Blues — The College Admission Scandal 

Katie Gold, Contributing Writer April 2, 2021

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal, released March 17 on Netflix, features the almost two-decades long scandal of Rick Singer and his “side door” enterprise: helping privileged...

“Boys State” Documentary Envisages the Next-Generation of American Politics

“Boys State” Documentary Envisages the Next-Generation of American Politics

Emma Hubbard, Contributing Writer March 12, 2021

A microcosm of American democracy was brought to campus cinematically last week.  As part of the Friday Night Film Series, filmmakers Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss participated in a virtual post-screening...

A Movie Review for You: Chloé Zhao's

A Movie Review for You: Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland”

Katie Gold, Contributing Writer March 5, 2021

Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland (2021) is making headlines across the nation after its release last week on Feb. 19. Nomadland is centered around a character named Fern, played by Frances McDormand. Fern is...

COVID-19 and the Future of Movie Watching: From Theaters to Streaming

COVID-19 and the Future of Movie Watching: From Theaters to Streaming

Katie Gold, Contributing Writer February 20, 2021

In November of 2019, I went to see Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women (2019) at my local theater back in Chicago, IL. If you don’t already know this cinematic masterpiece, the heartfelt story...

John Lewis: Good Trouble Screened for MLK Celebration

John Lewis: Good Trouble Screened for MLK Celebration

Maya Karkhanis, Contributing Writer February 2, 2021

As part of the Friday Night Film Series, the Film and Media Studies Program organized a screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble, a documentary that was released in the summer of 2020 and directed by Dawn...

A Day With(Out) Art Shares Mini-films about HIV/AIDS

A Day With(Out) Art Shares Mini-films about HIV/AIDS

Shannon Ayres, Maroon-News Staff December 9, 2020

A Day With(out) Art was a collaboration of the Picker Art Gallery with VisualAIDS, to broadcast a series of six minifilms that explore the impact of HIV/AIDS on countries and communities beyond the US....

Friday Night Film Series Presents: Coded Bias

Sarah Speegle, Maroon-News Staff November 23, 2020

It is no surprise that the world is becoming increasingly reliant on technology. From smartphones to cars, technology is an integral and critical part of our everyday lives. While it is widely assumed...

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen Discusses New Documentary on the Killing of Breonna Taylor

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen Discusses New Documentary on the Killing of Breonna Taylor

Emma Gutmann, Maroon-News Staff November 14, 2020

Shortly after midnight on March 13, 26-year-old medical worker Breonna Taylor was killed in her own home in Kentucky in a suspiciously investigated and executed drug raid. With little regard for citizens’...

BlackStar Film Festival Goes Virtual, Elevates People of Color

BlackStar Film Festival Goes Virtual, Elevates People of Color

Rose Corcoran, Maroon-News Staff November 14, 2020

Film festivals, like all crowd-dependent events, were either canceled or redesigned this year in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. One such festival was BlackStar, an annual Philadelphia event focused...

“No Burqas Behind Bars” Tells of Passion and Pain

Natalie Ringel, Maroon-News Staff October 31, 2020

Transported to a world vastly different from our own, students and faculty gathered together this past week to watch the film No Burqas Behind Bars. Following the stories of three distinct women in an...

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