Tag: film

VISITING FILMMAKERS

A conversation with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and producer Effie Brown BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER The Mason Center for the Art’s Visiting Filmmakers Series hosted a Q&A session on Thursday, Oct. 8, with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and “Dear White People”…

Visiting Filmmakers: Hail Satan?

Director Penny Lane visits for a documentary screening and Q&A session BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER The Johnson Center Cinema had a treat rather than a trick on Halloween this year, with director Penny Lane screening her documentary “Hail Satan?”…

Judy Movie Review

The incredibly raw biopic delves into the life of the late “Wizard of Oz” actor BY DANA NICKEL, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF I remember the first time I learned who Judy Garland was. My mother was obsessed with her iconic role in “The…

A Partnership Between Brothers

Award-winning alumnus Rob Clyde speaks to Fourth Estate BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR If you know who the Tuition Monster is, you know the work of Mason alumnus Rob Clyde. It is a big green fluffy monster that follows…

Mason Students Part of Cult-Classic at University Theatres

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” invites all into true cult-film classic at University Mall Theatre BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is truly unlike any other. Featuring equal parts movie, play, improv, performance arts, political criticism,…

Egyptian Filmmaker Talks About His Latest Documentary

Tamer El Said’s “In The Last Days of the City” captures a memory of Egypt BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Award-winning filmmaker Tamer El Said stopped by Mason on Wednesday, Oct. 10 for a film screening of “In The Last…

Break into the Indie Filmmaking World

Filmmaker Dan Mirvish, speaks to Mason students BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Mason students were very lucky to have a special presentation by Dan Mirvish, an experienced independent filmmaker, on Friday, Sept. 14. One of Mirvish’s greatest accomplishments was co-founding the…

Nic’s Flicks

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there “Pacific Rim Uprising” is an unnecessary sequel. A sequel is supposed to take the characters established in the first installment…

The Story told In Lorton’s Darkroom

Documentary from GMU Visiting Filmmakers By Muhammad Arham, Contributor From the history of the Lorton Correctional Complex comes the story of “In Lorton’s Darkroom”, which changed the lives of the inmates living there. GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series conducted a short…