“Parasite” follows the Kim family as they cheat the system to climb the South Korean social ladder. Recently, foreign-language films have also started climbing the film industry ladder, showing that they’ve always been here and are here to stay.
Feb. 3–The art of predicting Academy Award winners, which will be handed out starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, is a perilous one. Just ask me, a person who spends much of her working life watching movies and writing about movies and thinking about movies, and who last year scored an embarrassing 10 out of 24 on her Oscar ballot.
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DCCC’s Art Gallery is presenting a Contemporary Exhibition, juried by Jodi Throckmorton, a Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts curator, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 6 to Dec. 13. The exhibition is one of several showcasing mediums by emerging artists in the Philadelphia area.
Approximately 20 students and faculty members met in the small auditorium Oct. 31 to engage in a “crash course in foundational feminist film theory,” in the words of Professor of Communication Maria Boyd.
Director Rian Johnson (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Looper”) screened his newest movie, “Knives Out,” during the closing night of the Philadelphia Film Festival on Oct. 25. After the screening, Michael Lerman, artistic director for the Philadelphia Film Society, the organization that produces the film festival, facilitated a Q&A between the director and the audience.
“Knives Out” is the kind of movie you should know almost nothing about before you see it.