Arts & Entertainment

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U.S. role in global politics featured at Full Frame 2015

Following up on the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, we now look at three films addressing the U.S. role in Asian countries.

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Nukes and oil: Environmental themes at Full Frame festival

The two films relating to environmental themes that I was able to catch were "Containment," and "Bikes vs. Cars."

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Human interest stories shine at Full Frame film festival

Full Frame offers a full plate of, shall we say, heavy fare: Very serious issues not ordinarily treated with a light touch. 

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Chicago's Palestine Film Festival line up announced

The world's longest running Palestinian film festival will be held from April 18-30 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

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Today in history: 'Wizard of Oz' songwriter & socialist Yip Harburg is born

"I am a rebel by birth," Yip said, "I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity."

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Seventy years since the end of WWII: "A Generation"

The struggle of Polish people after the invasion of Nazi Germany is portrayed well in this 1955 film.

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"Shadows of Liberty": Corporations rule information sources, says documentary

KNON radio presented the documentary film "Shadows of Liberty" and a lively panel discussion at the historic Texas Theater on Mar. 2.

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"Queen & Country": No time for sergeant-majors

In the extremely enjoyable Queen & Country legendary English director John Boorman treads familiar ground we've seen in various films.

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"Birdman," "Turner," "McFarland": Triple-header film review

My movie buddy and I didn't really mind seeing a movie about pretentious people, but we felt that the entire thing was pretentious.

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“The Night Alive”: Dubliners wish upon a star

This play is essentially about fringe characters yearning to get away from their boring existences. 

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