Currently Browsing: March 1, 2017

Siskel Film Center receives increased Allstate grant

FF2 Media Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor detailed the $10,000 Allstate grant given to the Gene Siskel FIlm Center in support of the Black Harvest Film Festival’s youth filmmaker program in her January 9 article. The Siskel Center has received yet another grant from the nation’s largest personal insurance carrier which will help expand the Black Harvest Film […]

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European Union Film Festival sets record for number of female directors

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago began in 1972 and since that time, it has been home to several cutting edge “film festivals that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures…”  One of those innovative festivals includes the upcoming Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF), now celebrating its […]

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Oscar ’17: Who was the biggest winner of 2017?

Jan Lisa Huttner, FF2 Media’s Editor-in-Chief, has a surprising answer to the question who was the biggest winner at the 2017 Oscar Ceremony? “You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes well you might find You get […]

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Oscar ’17: The Viola Davis Brouhaha

Jan Lisa Huttner weighs in on the 2017 Oscars’ biggest brouhaha: Why was Viola Davis nominated for Best Supporting Actress rather than Best Actress? A few years back, Viola Davis was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as “Abileen” in The Help, but the Oscar that year went to Meryl Streep for her performance in […]

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Oscar ’17: The Nate Parker Brouhaha

Jan Lisa Huttner weighs in on the 2017 Oscars’ second major brouhaha: Why wasn’t The Birth of a Nation nominated for an Oscar? I will have more to say about this later, but at this point, suffice it to say that Nate Parker’s Oscar problems had nothing to do with questions about his personal life and […]

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Oscar ’17: The O.J. Brouhaha

Jan Lisa Huttner weighs in on the 2017 Oscars’ third major brouhaha: Did OJ: Made in America belong at the Oscars? This one burns in my craw! OJ: Made in America is not “a movie” in the sense of a theatrical release. It was made by ESPN and meant to be watched in episodes on television. The […]

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