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Michael Moore’s impassioned battle cry

Michael Moore’s impassioned battle cry

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018

Election Night 2016 remains one of the most shocking moments in contemporary American history almost two years later. One is still able to vividly recall watching TV that night and seeing the Hillary supporters tearfully look upon the election results as Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” plays among...

‘RBG’ humanizes Supreme Court icon

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of this new documentary.
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Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

April 30, 2018

For most, a high-ranking federal judge isn’t the first choice for a fascinating documentary. But not every judge is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has become an online sensation with her feminist-oriented quotes lighting up social media platforms. In the new movie “RBG,” Ginsburg is p...

“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

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 ...


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Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2018

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

Available on Netflix

Matt Koske

October 2, 2017

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

Marcus Haney documents his adventures while sneaking into music festivals in

Jodie Lyons

September 28, 2014

“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

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Kathryn Eardley

September 26, 2014

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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