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Cinema Slapdown is a unique screening series, a wildly entertaining crossbreed of film discussion and knockdown, drag out debate that showcases the best and the brightest of Columbia College Chicago and local personalities.
At each session, a well-known though controversial film is screened. It can be anything from a documentary that polarized its audience to a big award winner that left many scratching their heads and asking “Why?” Following the screening, two debaters, one who loves it and the other who doesn't battle against each other, the audience and Ref Ron Falzone.
Join us for a screening and Q&A with director and producer Jessie Deeter, who also produced Who Killed the Electric Car?
In A Revolution in Four Seasons, two politically-opposed young women fight to shape their lives along with the political future of Tunisia, the sole country to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings as a functional...Get the details
#LoveAudio? Are you a student pursuing a degree in Audio Arts & Acoustics? Experience in your field is key. Whether you have set your career goals, or you are still exploring your options, this event is for you. Panelists will share what it took for them to succeed, and how you can make a name...Get the details
Advance screening of Vincent N Roxxy followed by a Q&A with writer/director/producer Gary Michael Schultz '01. See the film that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival before it opens in theaters and on Netflix....Get the details
Join us for a celebration screening of MFA thesis films made in the Cinema Art and Science Graduate Program.
Featured films and filmmakers:
Fly Like the Pig – Producer Yidi Li
Shade – Director J’Nae “J’Rayn” Lee
Jen, June, and a Fish Named Lou – Producer Abigail Kakeldey, Director Kristin Beal
The Girl in the Blue Bra – Director Ayesha...Get the details
Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined—captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee and even the Japanese Emperor—and pioneered a spectacle-driven style of visual rock, creating a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon.
Chronicling the band’s exhilarating,...Get the details
Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the center of this story are the artists Estria Miyashiro and John Hina (aka Prime), a group of Native Hawaiian charter-school youth, and the rural community of Waimea, dealing with...Get the details
Take 1 is a juried festival featuring 12 student films from foundations classes in the Cinema Art and Science Department. Includes Q&A with the filmmakers and an awards presentation.
Happening during Spring Open House....Get the details
Need a portfolio but don't know where to start? Our Intro to Portfolio workshop is here to help. We'll cover portfolio basics, different types of portfolios, and how to choose work that showcases your best work.
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Portfolios professionally showcase your best work. They can take many forms, from a book to a reel to...Get the details
Join us for a free screening of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at Columbia's Film Row Cinema! This event is open to all Columbia students and a guest ($5 suggested donation for guest attendance).
Synopsis: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the...Get the details
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