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“Shot in the Dark”: the story of being an elite athlete in Chicago’s West Side

“Shot in the Dark”: the story of being an elite athlete in Chicago’s West Side

Marissa De La Cerda, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

It’s a familiar story. Two star basketball players have dreams and aspirations bigger than their gang-affiliated Chicago neighborhood will allow. There was “Hoop Dreams” in 1994, which followed two African-American teenagers from poor neighborhoods in Chicago who are recruited by a basketball ...

what’s FRESH on NETFLIX

what’s FRESH on NETFLIX

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Film & TV

Before the Flood Produced by and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, “Before the Flood” is an in-depth look at climate change as DiCaprio travels the world exploring its devastating effects and impacts. DiCaprio interviews powerful subjects such as Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Elon Musk. He in...

What’s Fresh in Documentaries

What’s Fresh in Documentaries

Matt Koske

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Barbecue Unknown to many, this little gem streaming on Netflix spans from Texas to the Syrian boarder in this documentary about the tradition behind a simple barbecue. Told in 13 different languages, director Matthew Salleh celebrates community, friendship and culture in this pretty journey about th...

Jumping the fence: ‘No Cameras Allowed’ documentary raises questions about the business of music

Jumping the fence: ‘No Cameras Allowed’ documentary raises questions about the business of music

Jodie Lyons

September 28, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“So… are you going to Lolla?” We’ve all heard it before. As a college student in Chicago, the question of to go or not to go is inescapable. But for many of us, along with being a college student comes the struggle of having an empty wallet, which realistically leaves many students unabl...

Provocative documentary ‘Poverty, Inc.’ premieres at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

Provocative documentary ‘Poverty, Inc.’ premieres at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

Kathryn Eardley

September 26, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The documentary film “Poverty, Inc.” makes its Chicago premiere this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. From the Haitian solar panel salesman crushed by a flood of energy assistance after the 2010 earthquake to cobblers forced out of work by TOMS shoe donations, “Poverty, Inc.” explores the unintended consequences of foreign aid...

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