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‘Untold’ debuts during DocYourWorld 2016’s Sexual Assault Panel

‘Untold’ debuts during DocYourWorld 2016’s Sexual Assault Panel

  A father and daughter team debuted their documentary, Untold” during Columbia College Chicago’s two-day Doc Your World festival in May. Leah Zeiger, 20, a dance major at the college, was in an abusive relationship as a teenager. She told that story with her father, David Zeiger, 66, a professional film director and producer from […]

Music Box Theater showcase ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ experience

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Music Box Theater showcase ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ experience

The night began with an extensive line going down Southport Avenue in front of the Music Box Theater. Young adults sporting teased hair and an abundance of eye makeup were present, ready for an evening dedicated to the cult driven classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Doors opened at 12 a.m., the traditional call time for […]

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

Immigration, gender and race are all themes of work to be shown at Columbia College Chicago’s DocYourWorld festival May 3 and 4. The event will showcase a multitude of creative projects to push the boundaries of identity, or anti-identity. The DocYourWorld festival is an opportunity for Columbia College students from a variety of majors to […]

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27th Annual Polish Film Festival Brings Together Polish Americans

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27th Annual Polish Film Festival Brings Together Polish Americans

Karolina Bielawska, the filmmaker of the documentary “Call Me Marianna,” showcased her film in the annual Polish Film Festival that took place last month in Chicago.  The film is about Marianna, a transgender woman who sues her parents to obtain a sex reassignment and spotlights the sacrifices a transgender person has to make to be his or […]

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Some Object to the Comedy of “Chi-Raq”

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Some Object to the Comedy of “Chi-Raq”

The recently released movie “Chi-Raq,” directed by Spike Lee, has caused an uproar among some Chicagoans who say it will offer an unrealistic depiction of the city.  “I lived in an impoverished part of the city when I was a child and it’s not beautiful or easy to look at,” said Chicago resident Jocelyn Gutierrez. Gutierrez, who […]

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Filmmaker Malik Bader and the Making of “Cash Only”

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Filmmaker Malik Bader and the Making of “Cash Only”

In just one month with a budget barely big enough to make a music video, Malik Bader directed a film about an Albanian slum-lord in Detroit called “Cash Only.” A Chicago native, Bader was working on a teen film in Los Angeles when he got an email from Nickola Shreli, an Albanian actor from Detroit. […]

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Young Filmmakers Look at (In)Justice at Upcoming Film Festival

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Young Filmmakers Look at (In)Justice at Upcoming Film Festival

The (In)Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF) brings to audiences films that explore our current criminal justice system – police, courts, and corrections – the causes and drivers of over incarceration, and the for-profit industries that feed at this trough of human misery. See the work of young filmmakers as they examine how the justice […]

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