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Topic: Film

Jessica Rothe (fourth from the left) and Harry Shum Jr (seventh from the left) with director of photography Russ T. Alsobrook (fifth from the left) and director Marc Meyers (sixth from the left) on the set of All My Life.

Arts & Culture

“All My Life” actors Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. discuss new film at virtual roundtable

December 20, 2020 1 comment

Actors Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. reflected on the importance of living in the moment after starring in the new film, “All My Life,” at a virtual roundtable Thursday afternoon. 

Both Johnson’s classes and her activism at Brown, urging the University to divest their money from South Africa due to apartheid, informed her documentary filmmaking career by opening her eyes to the larger world.

Arts & Culture

Documentarian Kirsten Johnson ’87 reflects on Brown’s influence on her career

November 18, 2020 0 comments

When an 18-year-old Kirsten Johnson ’87 arrived at Brown in the fall of 1983, she had never even picked up a film camera, let alone imagined a future where she would travel the world for her career as a filmmaker.

The movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel “The Witches,” which premiered this past month, succeeds in some aspects but falls short of the original movie.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Reimagining of ‘The Witches’ brings a forgettable charm

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Film journalists and movie buffs alike buzzed with anticipation when news arrived announcing that Robert Zemeckis, director of “Back to the Future” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” was slated to adapt the 1983 classic story, Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.” 

Non-profit organization Film Fatales hosted a webinar titled “Documenting Politics,” inviting influential filmmakers like Lisa Cortés, Alison Klayman and Yi Chen to discuss their political documentaries.

Arts & Culture

Women documentarians reflect on their work in the context of the 2020 election

November 8, 2020 1 comment

Non-profit organization Film Fatale and Leah Meyerhoff  ’01 of the Brown University Entertainment Group, an alumn Facebook group, co-hosted a webinar Friday evening entitled “Documenting Politics.”

An otherwise half-hearted film far from her best, Sofia Coppola’s newest dramatic comedy ‘On the Rocks’ relies heavily on Bill Murray’s effortless charm.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

The short-lived, lighthearted allure of ‘On the Rocks’

October 15, 2020 0 comments

The latest drama-comedy ‘On the Rocks’ reunites writer-director Sofia Coppola and actor Bill Murray, as he takes on the role of Felix, a seasoned debauchee and wealthy art dealer. Rashida Jones joins Murray as Felix’s daughter Laura, a writer troubled by the disinterest of her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans).

Disney fumbles live-action adaptation of Mulan

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Disney fumbles live-action adaptation of Mulan

September 23, 2020 0 comments

In Disney’s 2020 attempt to resuscitate the 1998 animated film, much of the nostalgic charm of the original “Mulan” is deadened for the sake of aesthetic value and purported maturation — not to mention political controversy beyond the screen. 

Creative Artists Agency will participate in IFF’s festival programming and engage with student filmmakers.

Arts & Culture

IFF, CAA to open opportunities to student filmmakers

April 2, 2020 0 comments

On March 30, Ivy Film Festival announced its involvement with Creative Artists Agency. By participating in IFF’s festival programming and engaging with student filmmakers, the agency will help advance IFF’s mission of exchanging ideas between industry professionals and student creatives. 

Arnold MA’19: What’s it like to be ‘Black Like Me?’

Op-eds, Opinions

Arnold MA’19: What’s it like to be ‘Black Like Me?’

March 9, 2020 0 comments

Recently, I participated in a screening of the film “Black Like Me.” The event was hosted at Brown University’s Manning Chapel by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.

Director Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” opened at Avon Cinema Feb. 28. It explores themes of love, beauty and the power of memory in a tragic eighteenth-century love story between two women.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ depicts beautiful, heartbreaking love

March 6, 2020 0 comments

Director Céline Sciamma explores and celebrates the tender but tragic love between two women in her fourth feature film, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which opened at Avon Cinema last Friday, Feb. 28.

With cultural content for the whole family, the Providence French Film Festival brings comedies, dramas, documentaries, animations and children’s shorts produced in French-speaking areas to Providence.

Arts & Culture

Providence French Film Festival connects Brown with Providence community

March 4, 2020 0 comments

The PFFF kicked off its 22nd year of bringing Francophone cinema to Providence Feb. 28. The festival hopes to “showcase a richness of voices, perspectives and insights from established filmmakers and emerging directors of Francophone cinema from all parts of the world,” according to the event’s press release.