‘GameChangers’ Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion With Players from the ’65 and ’66 New Trier and Marshall Teams to Be Held at New Trier March 12

This Sunday, New Trier High School will host a special screening of “GameChangers,” the 2018 sports documentary that looks back at the 1965 and 1966 Marshall and New Trier basketball teams, who faced off in back-to-back years at the Evanston SuperSectional. The film examines the 1960s rivalry between Marshall and New Trier, positioned “at the […]

Better Makers: Chicago International Film Festival Honors Filmmaking, Raises Nearly $35K for Cinema/Chicago

The Chicago International Film Festival celebrated its 58th year with a hybrid event running October 12- 23, 2022. The 12-day fest raised $34,818 for its presenting organization, Cinema/Chicago, a nonprofit enriching the community through year-round programming devoted to international and independent cinema.  As the longest-running competitive film festival in North America, the Chicago International Film […]

Martin Scorsese Discusses His Filmmaking Career and Foundation With Jeffrey Katzenberg at The Economic Club of Chicago

On Oct. 10, two titans of American cinema — Martin Scorsese and Jeffrey Katzenberg took the stage at The Economic Club of Chicago for a fascinating discussion about Scorsese’s storied career and his mission to protect and preserve motion picture history through his foundation. If you’ve been watching movies over the past 40 years, you’ve […]

Q&A: Chicago International Film Festival Board Member Jacolyn Bucksbaum Discusses What Sets North America's Longest-Running Competitive Film Festival Apart

The 58th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) is now in full swing, running Oct. 12-23, 2022. The longest-running competitive film festival in North America, CIFF examines, through the lens of a camera, international storytelling and its impact at home and abroad. Thanks to a dedicated support system of board members and donors, the festival is […]

The 44th Mill Valley Film Festival Reached 12,000 Students, Teachers — Make It Better Foundation Donates $10K to CFI’s Education Program

The California Film Institute’s Education program was able to expand its outreach well beyond the San Francisco Bay Area during this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival, held online for the second year. As a result, over 12,000 teachers and students from 114 different schools in 25 states were able to take advantage of the free […]

Back to the Big Screen: Mill Valley Film Festival Returns to Form for 2021

Following an unprecedented, transformative 2020, the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) begins its return to form in 2021. From opening night to closing night, from filmmaker Q&As to industry panels, MVFF is welcoming in-person audiences back with open arms this year. But rest assured, health and safety will take precedence over all. “There won’t be […]

10 Film Festivals We Can’t Wait To Attend — Virtually or in Person

Missing film lately? Probably not, seeing as how we have all spent the last 10 months playing armchair critic thanks to safer-at-home orders and HBO Max, Netflix and Hulu+ subscriptions. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we’ve devoured everything from tabloid docu-series The Tiger King to estrogen-fueled comic book blockbuster WW84 (and dissected them all […]