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Acacia Filmed Entertainment

‘A Private War’ Cast Illustrates Challenges in Authentically Conveying Legendary Journalist’s Legacy

Starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan, “A Private War” tells the story of celebrated and fearless journalist, Marie Colvin. Tracing her journey from reporting in Sri Lanka in 2001 right up to 2012 in Syria, the film portrays Colvin’s determination to give a voice to the voiceless in places of[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Gabriel Polsky Productions

‘In Search of Greatness’ Director Emphasizes Importance of Creativity in Athletics

Gabe Polsky sees the magic in sports, both right there in the stadium and hidden within the statistics. His new documentary, “In Search of Greatness,” takes a critical look at the creativity behind the actions of sports legends, and the ways that they follow or break the rules to achieve[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Courtesy Skye Lindberg

Singing and Tap-Dancing Alum in ‘Anything Goes’ Musical Explains the Value of Theater Education

For nearly 70 years, nonprofit regional theater Arena Stage has masterfully conveyed the U.S. spirit on stage, and its Gold Standard Musical this fall is no exception. “Anything Goes” is a classic full of mischief and amusement. This lively show would not be complete without its iconic tap dancing, and[Read More…]

by October 29, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
IMDB

Director Reveals Familial Drive Behind Debut Film

“What They Had” tells the touching story of a family battling through devastatingly trying times. Bridget Ertz returns home to a mother suffering from worsening dementia, a father refusing to let go and a brother who has been caring for them in her absence. First-time director and writer Elizabeth Chomko[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Richard Schoch Revives Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch Revives Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1984 and is now a professor of drama at Queen’s University Belfast. This fall’s production of a Restoration-style “Macbeth” at the Folger Theatre was partially funded by a three-year grant  Schoch received from the Arts and Humanities Research Council,[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments The Guide
AMAZON STUDIOS

Felix Van Groeningen, Director of ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Describes Capturing Addiction Through Cinematography

In his new film “Beautiful Boy,” Director Felix Van Groeningen has constructed a story that is incredibly beautiful in its anchored storytelling, commitment to reality and ability to make sensation without sensationalizing. The film melds narratives from a father and son, David and Nic Sheff, to recount nearly a decade[Read More…]

BRASSTRACKS

Brasstracks Talks Manhattan School of Music, Recording With Chance the Rapper and Their Creative Process

Brooklyn-based electronic jazz duo Brasstracks gained notoriety after producing the song “No Problem” on Chance the Rapper’s 2016 album “Coloring Book,” which won a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Consisting of trumpeter Ivan Jackson and drummer Conor Rayne, the duo is known for smoothly blending traditional jazz instrumentation with rhythm[Read More…]

Georgetown Author R.F. Kuang Speaks on Upcoming Novel ‘The Poppy War’

HarperCollins is set to publish Georgetown senior Rebecca Kuang’s (SFS ’18) speculative historical fiction novel “The Poppy War” in May 2018, followed by two sequels. Set in a mythical land inspired by 20th century China, the book follows a young orphan’s entry into an elite military school and her discovery[Read More…]

Scott Rudin Productions

‘Lady Bird’ Director Talks Sacramento, Filmmaking and Friendship

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut that delves into adolescent life in an all-girls Catholic school, is now the best-rated movie on film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, touting a 100 percent “Certified Fresh” rating. With an average rating of 8.8/10, “Lady Bird” has surpassed the 8.6/10 rating “Toy[Read More…]

R.J. Palacio and Stephen Chbosky Discuss ‘Wonder’

After years of designing book jackets, R.J. Palacio released her own debut novel, “Wonder,” in 2012, with it quickly becoming a New York Times Bestseller. Now, just five years later, the film adaptation has hit the big screen. “Wonder” releases in theaters on Nov 17. “Wonder” tells the charming, heartwarming[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide