The Academy Museum Tabs Jacqueline Stewart and Stunning Fall Film Festivals

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures recently named Chicago film scholar Jacqueline Stewart as its chief artistic and programming officer, a widely celebrated move for the venerable institution. “Jacqueline’s background as an educator, programmer, archivist, author, and scholar, along with…

Collected Voices Film Festival Comes to the University of Chicago

Seven peacebuilders travel to an African country grappling with a history of genocide. A man sets up a 26-foot, 200-pound chessboard in downtown Chicago, inviting all comers to compete. A stunning piece of cinema verité highlights the raw and heartening…

What’s Up?! Eddie Murphy Returns, Short Film Contest

What’s up, good people?! The summer is almost done, but the short film and movie news You Need is heating up. The most prolific yet enigmatic actor of our generation has returned. Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live’s most famous alum,…

What’s Up?! TIFF News, Short Film & Usain Bolt

What’s up, good people?! We’re back in effect like we never left with this week’s short film and movie news. We told you about the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) earlier this month. Now that it’s only three weeks away,…