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Yesterday Bwog wrote about Courtney Hunt’s (SoA ’94) Academy-recognized success. Now, another MFA grad, Cherien Dabis (SoA ’04), is recieving acclaim at Sundance for her first feature film, Amreeka. Amreeka (the Arabic word for America) focuses on a Palestinian woman who takes her son to the United States right before the recent invasion of Iraq, […]

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Though she’s no Peter Farrelly (SoA, ’86) yet, screenwriter and director Courtney Hunt entered the world of Columbia-alumni-turned-Hollywood-glitterati this week. Hunt’s low-budget indie film, Frozen River, received two Oscar nominations for best original screenplay and best actress. The story of single mothers struggling to survive in poverty along the St. Lawrence River, the film stars […]

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