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Free Viewing of ‘Just Mercy’ for UA Students This Weekend

The entrance to the Gardner Theatre is on the second floor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.
February 27, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is showing “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, in the Gardner Theatre in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union...

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening

People gather around in the cemetery to watch movies on the projector screen.
The volunteer committee, Free Akron Outdoor Movies, will host its final event of the summer on Sept. 21.
September 8, 2019

A free showing of the 1977 science-fiction film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” will take place on the Great Meadow of the Glendale Cemetery, located at 150 Glendale Ave., on Sept. 21. This...

Bechdel Film Fest to Host 48-Hour Filmmaker’s Challenge

Bechdel Film Fest to Host 48-Hour Filmmaker's Challenge
BFF is hosting a film-making contest that invites experienced filmmakers and first-timers to join and create an original film within 48 hours from March 22-24.
March 13, 2019

The Bechdel Film Fest is hosting their first ever 48-hour filmmaker's challenge where teams are challenged to make an original film within 48 hours, starting March 22 and screen it in front of other participants...

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

The Nightlight will be a hosting venue for the film festival.
By featuring only films that have passed the Bechdel Test, this five-day film fest coming to Akron hopes to show proper representation of women throughout fiction.
January 28, 2019

This summer, Brittany Charek, the 2017 Akron Knight Arts Challenge winner, partnered with Joanna Wilson, plans to bring a feminist film festival to Akron. The five-day festival will take place in various...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” (image via Netflix)
November 12, 2018

Two weeks ago on Oct. 26, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” debuted on Netflix. This is a live-action version of the eight-issue comic published by Archie Horror in 2014. This comic series is a spin-off...

The Haunting of Hill House: A Family Drama Disguised as Horror

 “The Haunting of Hill House” (Image via Netflix)
November 6, 2018

*This article contains no spoilers* Halloween may be over, but it’s not too late to watch “The Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix, a chilling tale of a family damaged by an elaborately haunted...

Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Movies: Info Film Enthusiasts Should Know

Common elements of horror films include skulls, potions or poisons, bats and night. (Photo courtesy of Pexels)
In a professor-led discussion, students learned about how the underrepresentation of women in the media and the oversexualization of female identities are present in the horror genre.
September 19, 2018

Editor's Note: All information is preliminary research belonging to Dr. Kara Kvaran of The University of Akron. Any questions or comments regarding the information in the story should be directed to Dr....

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies
Using modern horror films and historical context, this presentation will help students gain an understanding about the representation of gender and sexuality in the horror genre.
September 13, 2018

Dr. Kara Kvaran, Associate Professor in the Women's Studies department, is hosting “Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Films” on Friday, Sept 14 from 12-1 p.m. in room 316 of the Student Union. “This...

UA’s “Star Wars” Course Gains National Recognition

February 10, 2018

The University of Akron is known for many different things, but did you know that it is even known for teaching about the Star Wars series? Our very own, Juan E. Contreras M.E. is the professor of the...

The 2380 Film Club’s Showing of “Night of the Living Dead”

October 23, 2017

The 2380 Film Club will be showing the cult classic “Night of the Living Dead” on Oct. 25 in celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary. The showing will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union...

Masculinity, fatherhood in superhero films

(left to right) Dr. Feltey, Dr. Kara Kvaran ajd Dr. Becky Hoover pose in front of the presentation after the lecture.
March 18, 2015

On Wednesday, March 18, Doctor Kara Kvaran presented “Super Daddy Issues, Masculinity, Fatherhood, and Superhero Films” on the 4th floor of Leigh Hall. The roughly 40 minute lecture was part of a series...

2380 hold short film festival

Rob Lucas and other employee selling tickets and beverages to customers before the festival
December 3, 2014

The Nightlight Cinema in downtown Akron hosted the 2380 Film Club’s second short film festival on Monday, Dec. 1 starting at 7 p.m. The 2380 Film Club is The University of Akron’s student film organization....

Documentary “Korengal” featured for Veterans Day

Documentary
November 12, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, the documentary Korengal highlighting the life of soldiers stationed in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, was shown in the Student Union Theater on Monday, Nov. 10. Master...

Movie “Teach” featured at UA

Movie
November 11, 2014

The University of Akron’s Barker Center for Economic Education and the Department of Education hosted the screening of Davis Guggenheim’s film “Teach” on Nov. 6 in Olin Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30...

Student Art League hosts Splatter Film Marathon

November 3, 2014

In honor of Halloween, The University of Akron Student Art League hosted the Splatter Film Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Myers School of Art Auditorium. The entertainment for the evening consisted...

Akron gets sneak peek at PBS documentary

Raising of America premiering at the Student Union Theater
October 23, 2014

A non-profit organization by the name of Bright Star Books, Inc. held a sneak preview screening of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation on Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the...

The 2380 Film Club producing new films

The 2380 Film Club producing new films
October 1, 2014

The 2380 Film Club at The University of Akron isn’t very well known among students, but Logan Metcalf, president of the club, has been working diligently to change that. The club has been available...

The Nightlight Cinema brings unique films to Akron

The Nightlight Cinema can seat up to 50 audience members
September 24, 2014

The Nightlight Cinema in downtown Akron is bringing true cinema back to life. Ran by the Akron Film and Pixel organization, the cinema shows independent and other movies that might not be available to...

Akron Film+Pixel preview

September 26, 2013

Sponsored by the New Media program at Myers School of Art and the Department of English, the annual Akron Film+Pixel Night will be held at the Akron Art Museum at 7 p.m. tonight. The New Media show,...

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