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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Brings Back The 60’s With Power and Impact

Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and many others bring historical figures to life in this superb drama.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic April 4, 2021

The Oscars are approaching fast at the end of this month and The Buchtelite continues to review nominated movies. The next movie in this series is “Trial of the Chicago 7,” directed by Aaron Sorkin   “The...

‘Nomadland’ Leads the Pack Into The Oscars

‘Nomadland’ Leads the Pack Into The Oscars

Frances McDormand once again steals the screen in a beautiful film about the journey of life and its challenges.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic March 22, 2021

The Oscars have officially released their nominees and The Buchtelite is continuing to review films that are in the running. The next film in the series is “Nomadland,” directed by Chloé Zhao.  “Nomadland”...

‘Saint Maud’ Review: An Unsettling and Fantastic Story of Trauma and Religion

‘Saint Maud’ Review: An Unsettling and Fantastic Story of Trauma and Religion

Rose Glass makes a massive directorial debut with her sinful story that can shock any audience.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic March 14, 2021

The Buchtelite is continuing to review movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The second movie in this series is “Saint Maud,” written and directed by Rose Glass.   Saint Maud explores...

Riz Ahmed as newly deaf drummer Ruben

‘Sound of Metal’ Review: A Touching Tale of Heartbreak and The Journey to Acceptance

Riz Ahmed is touching and real as a musician who starts to lose his hearing in this unconventional drama.
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic  February 16, 2021

With the Oscars approaching this upcoming April, The Buchtelite is reviewing movies that are on the radar for Oscar nominations. The first movie in this series is “Sound of Metal,” directed by Darius...

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

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

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...

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

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening

The volunteer committee, Free Akron Outdoor Movies, will host its final event of the summer on Sept. 21.
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...

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.
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...

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

Bechdel Film Fest Aims to Celebrate Women, Inclusion

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.
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...

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

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Not the Remake You Would Expect

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...

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

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

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...

Common elements of horror films include skulls, potions or poisons, bats and night. (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

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

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.
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....

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.
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...

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...

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...

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

Masculinity, fatherhood in superhero films

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...

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

2380 hold short film 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....

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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...

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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...

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...

Raising of America premiering at the Student Union Theater

Akron gets sneak peek at PBS documentary

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...

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...

The Nightlight Cinema can seat up to 50 audience members

The Nightlight Cinema brings unique films to Akron

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...

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,...

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