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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.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

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 at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 29. ‘Just Mercy’ is based on American lawyer, Bryan...

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening

People gather around in the cemetery to watch movies on the projector screen.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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 event is part of an ongoing effort by the volunteer committee Free Akron Outdoor Movies to provide affordable entertainment for Akron resi...

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

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

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

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 on March 24 at the Nightlight Cinema in Downtown Akron.   This is a free and friendly com...

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

The Nightlight will be a hosting venue for the film festival.

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

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 downtown locations such as the Nightlight Cinema, starting on May 29. Only films that pass the...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” (image via Netflix)

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

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 from another comic by Archie Comics called “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” which ran from 1971 to 2009. Ma...

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

 “The Haunting of Hill House” (Image via Netflix)

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 house. At first glance, the show may not seem like anything unique. There are many movies where a family moves...

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)

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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. Kvaran via email, Dr. Kara Kvaran, a Women’s Studies professor at The Universi...

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

Professor to Speak on Sexual Identity in Horror Movies

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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 talk examines the history of female sexuality in horror films and how they have evolved to reflect...

UA’s “Star Wars” Course Gains National Recognition

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

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 summer class, “The Films of Star Wars,” and the media is intrigued. “SYFY Wire” recentl...

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 Theater at The University of Akron. The showing will be free and open to everyone. The announcem...

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.

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor

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 of lectures aimed at addressing and redefining gender stereotypes. The conference room in which...

2380 hold short film festival

Rob Lucas and other employee selling tickets and beverages to customers before the festival

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

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. The film festival was split up into three blocks of short films, each about an hour long....

Documentary “Korengal” featured for Veterans Day


By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

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 Sgt. Mark Patterson presented the film to students and faculty in attendance and was in the movie ...

Movie “Teach” featured at UA


By Adeline Roeper, Arts & Life Writer

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 p.m. The film was also played simultaneously at The Ohio State University and The University...

Student Art League hosts Splatter Film Marathon

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

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 of two low-budget films from the early 80’s: “Bad Taste” and “Brain Damage”. “Bad...

Akron gets sneak peek at PBS documentary

Raising of America premiering at the Student Union Theater

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

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 Student Union Theatre. It is the first installment in a new documentary series that seeks to cha...

The 2380 Film Club producing new films

The 2380 Film Club producing new films

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

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 for students to join between 2006 and 2007. The club creates feature length and short films for students...

The Nightlight Cinema brings unique films to Akron

The Nightlight Cinema can seat up to 50 audience members

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

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 people otherwise in the Akron area. Although it only opened in July of 2014, the organization has...

Akron Film+Pixel preview

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

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, “Pixels,” starts after the films at 8:15 p.m. at the Summit Artspace, a five-minute walk from the Akron Art Museum. Pixels will sh...