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Bwog Movie Review: Harriet

It’s like the Bwog Book Club, but with movies! In this first edition, Staff Writer Victoria Borlando reviews the new film, Harriet.

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Arab Queer Cinema: Panelists Talk Breaking The Law, Filmmaking, And Appropriation

New Bwogger Donna Qi attended a Columbia Global Center event hosting queer Arab filmmakers to discuss the challenges they face in exploring LGBTQ identities within their films and other work.

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Athena Film Festival 2019: Repro Justice And Queer Characters

Over the weekend, Bwog Staffer Maya Corral spent most of her time eating Skinny Pop, wearing a bright blue volunteer beanie, and watching films at the Athena Film Festival.

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Bwoglines: Broken Promises Edition

A “career criminal” with a meat cleaver was shot yesterday in Midtown by NYPD members after they confronted him and strapped a boot to his car, causing him to go into a “blind rage.” (NY Daily News) Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z, narrated a short film, released yesterday, for the New York Times on […]

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PeopleHop: Kevin Chiu

Kevin Chiu ’17 may be a Civil Engineering student at SEAS, but with 510 YouTube subscribers, viral video fame to his name, and hundreds of freelance jobs under his belt, he is also, very decidedly, a cinematographer extraordinaire. He sat down with daily editor Sarah Dahl to discuss his passion for film and photos, which […]

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Too Real In The Best Possible Way: Bwog Reviews Mistress America

You may have heard that a new movie featuring Barnard alum Greta Gerwig, BC ’06, was recently released in theaters. We sent Daily Editor Betsy Ladyzhets to check out Mistress America and see if it’s worth you spending your money on a ticket. In the past couple of months, there have been two movies after […]

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“Don’t Fail Us/The Stories” Music Vid Directed By Columbia Student

We wrote about them last semester in regards to the video they produced depicting a CUSH cypher battle against Brown, but Club Trillion is back this spring with a new project. Under the direction of Columbia film student Sam Piland, New York rapper Vaughn PM shows us how a fun night partying with friends can turn […]

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Where Art Thou?

As your yearnings for summer are quashed by a brick wall of constant work for the next few weeks, step aside from it all for a few hours by taking advantage of the cultural opportunities of Columbia and the city. Ambrosial Arts Editor Kyra Bloom has put together the following assuredly kick-ass events. Submit an […]

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A Conversation with the Founders of the Athena Film Festival

Screenings at the second annual Athena Film Festival begin tonight at 6 pm in Miller Theatre. Student priced tickets are available for $7. Alexandra Svokos sat down with festival founders Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein. Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein (a 30 Rock fan!) come from different professional worlds but have the same goal: to […]

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LectureHop: Careers in Entertainment

On Tuesday night in the Barnard Hall James Room, Barnard Career Development hosted a panel with figures from the entertainment industry hosted by UTA Co-head of the Television Talent Department Nancy Mendelson Gates. Dodge Cafe King and Queen Bijan Samareh and Alexandra Svokos were there. When it comes to centering your career plan around making it […]

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LectureHop: Words, Words, Words

Thursday evening, the World Leaders Forum hosted its second-ever artist for a lecture. Issac Julien, famous in the art-world for his unique films and installations, gave a talk about his work and the mediums through which he expresses himself. Art School Dropout Briana Last eagerly sat through Julien’s musings and provides you with this latest LectureHop. For a […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Six Weeks Left

It’s the final stretch.  Post-break, you might have time for a few distractions.  Photo via mycaricatures.co.uk Monday Society, Toleration, and the Jews: Ira Katznelson, professor of political science and history, will discuss toleration “as an alternative to persecution.”  Sounds good to us.  6:15 PM @ Low Rotunda. Tuesday Brinkley, Foner, and Stiglitz: Capitalism is in […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Slow Edition

Procrastinate close to home. Monday Jeffrey Sachs, George Soros, Nouriel Roubini: About saving the world economy.  Moderated by John Roberts of CNN, formerly of CBS.  We’ll LectureHop if you can’t make it.  3:30 PM @ Miller Theater. Tuesday Men’s Soccer vs. Lafayette: As Bwog noted on Friday, they’ve had a mixed season.  But the uncertainty […]

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Weekend Rentals: Fete de la Federation Edition

This past Monday, francophiles and French citizens celebrated Bastille Day. And since gossiping about President Sarkozy and his wife is no way to celebrate the holiday — and Film Forum is no longer featuring its wonderful series on Godard — here are a few suggestions for some French films worth renting. The Rules of the […]

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CU Filmmakers Win Big

Tipster Frances Jeffrey-Coker slyly informed Bwog about a film she directed that took home a Best Picture prize last night: “The nationwide Campus Moviefest competition took place on campus 2 weeks ago, where groups of Columbia students had a week to make a 5-minute movie. The top 16 from Columbia were shown at the AMC […]

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