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Stephen DAbreau

Opinion: Analysis of ‘Get Out’

Stephen D'Abreau March 28, 2017

Over spring break, I went out on a date night with my fiancee and saw the new Jordan Peele movie, “Get Out."As a matter of movie review, the music was well selected, the script was strong, the acting...

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Youth filmmaking team captures meaning of creativity

Alex Kamczyc February 15, 2017

To many students, Saturdays are reserved for sleeping in and ignoring homework. But for one group of kids it’s spent in a conference room, laying the groundwork for a new venture.Independent Film Works...

Hidden Figures

Little-known story behind ‘Hidden Figures’ impacts audiences

Quaylyn Hairston January 25, 2017

When history is made, credit tends to go to the responsible figures. That's not the case for the true story behind "Hidden Figures," the new film that just scored three Oscar nominations and a hit box...

Diversity in Entertainment

#OscarsSoWhite may be resolved, but calls for diversity remain

Erin Zaranec January 25, 2017

On Jan. 24, the Oscar nominations once again took over social media and, for the first time in two years, the #OscarsSoWhite trending hashtag didn’t accompany the list of nominations.Following two years...

Academy Award nominations reverse #OscarsSoWhite streak

Benjamin VanHoose January 24, 2017

Based on this year’s crop of Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have resolved its diversity problem.After two consecutive years of no minority representation in acting...

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Real Late Reels spring lineup opts for true stories, blockbusters

Benjamin VanHoose January 7, 2017

Kent State's Center for Student Involvement announced the spring schedule of titles for its Real Late Reels series — a selection consisting mostly of real life-inspired dramas.Real Late Reels, held...

KSUIF premieres fourth feature film “Unlucky”

Jillian Holness April 29, 2016

Kent State University Independent Film (KSUIF) premiered their fourth feature film, “Unlucky” in Cartwright Hall on Thursday night. Cartwright was transformed into a mock Academy Awards party.Men wore...

Award-winning documentary “Poverty, Inc.” to be shown on campus

Adrian Leuthauser March 13, 2016

Kent State will host the award-winning documentary, "Poverty, Inc." at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Oscar Ritchie Hall.Following the screening, filmmaker Mark Weber will be in attendance for a Q&A discussion,...

All Cinema Club sheds light on lesser-known films

Benjamin VanHoose March 9, 2016

On Friday nights when most Kent State students on campus are flocking to the KIVA to watch an exciting blockbuster or popular comedy, a select few choose to make their way to Bowman Hall. It's there in...

Kent State’s feature film pre-production class reviews forms called call sheets on Thursday Jan. 22, 2015. Call sheets will be used during an upcoming production.

KSU Independent Films names scriptwriter for new feature film “Unlucky”

Jessica Darling January 23, 2015

Kent State University Independent Films chose its scriptwriter for its upcoming feature, “Unlucky,” premiering May 2016.Senior electronic media production major Nathan Mitchell wrote “Unlucky,”...

The Upcycled: A Chair is A Chair is A Chair exhibit is being held at Standing Rock in Downtown Kent.

Shorts competition hosted by Standing Rock

Neville Hardman October 14, 2014

An operation that began with a few beat up chairs has shifted into an exhibit of hand painted furniture showcased at Standing Rock Cultural Arts Center through Oct. 25.A cluster of snakes comprised of...

The Untouchables

Matt’s Pick: ‘The Untouchables’

Matt Merchant October 7, 2014

I got this movie at a Redbox at one point because I thought, at first glance of the cover, that it featured Dustin Hoffman and Idris Elba. What an interesting combination of actors, right? It caught me...

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