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“REALITY” IN FICTION: Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone’s film, titled “Reality” was shown as a part of the Friday Night Film Series. The film explores the line between what is real and what is stimulation and how that line can be blurred.

Friday Night Film Series: “Reality”

Claire Madsen, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Last week’s Friday Night Film Series film, sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, was “Reality” (2012) directed by...

MY OCTOPUS TEACHER: The Netflix documentary follows marine biologist and diver Craig Foster as he travels to South Africa to to spend the year with an octopus.

Friday Night Film Series Shows Award-Winning Netflix Documentary, “My Octopus Teacher”

Tess Dunkel, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

On Oct. 29, the 2020 documentary, “My Octopus Teacher,” was shown in the Golden Amphitheater as part of the Friday Night Film Series. Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed co-directed the critically acclaimed...

Dune: A Surprisingly Loyal Adaptation

Paulina Prosnitz, Assistant Arts and Features Editor November 5, 2021

Caution: Spoilers ahead! On Friday, Oct. 22, Warner Bros. Pictures released its highly anticipated science-fiction epic Dune in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max. The film, based on Frank...

Dear Evan Hansen: A Movie Review for You

Katie Gold, Contributing Writer October 8, 2021

TW: Suicide & Mental Illness This past Sunday, a few of my friends and I ventured to the Hamilton Movie Theater for the screening of "Dear Evan Hansen." For those unfamiliar with "Dear Evan Hansen,"...

Friday Night Film Series Presents: Arrival

Friday Night Film Series Presents: “Arrival”

Claire Madsen, Contributing Writer October 1, 2021

As part of Living Writers Friday Night Film Series, "Arrival," the American Science Fiction drama directed by Denis Villeneuve was screened in Golden Auditorium in Little Hall on Friday, Sept. 24. Staff,...

James Ortiz Joins Colgate Community for Screening of The Woodsman

James Ortiz Joins Colgate Community for Screening of The Woodsman

Bri Liddell, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

Like a farmhouse falling from the sky and crash-landing on a Wicked Witch, "The Woodsman," a puppet-based stage adaptation of the Oz-ian origin story of the Tin Man, touched down at Colgate’s Brehmer...

Alternative Cinemas Flaherty Film Festival Screening

Alternative Cinema’s Flaherty Film Festival Screening

Shannon Ayres, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

This past week’s Alternative Cinema showing was a selection of films from the 2021 Flaherty Film Festival. This was the 66th year of the festival, which was founded in 1954 by Robert Flaherty’s widow,...

“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 Zhaos Nomadland

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...

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