What Do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Life of Brian Have in Common?

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 03, 2020 /
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What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Monty Python's Life of Brian have in common? I bet you were wracking your brain to remember if Harrison Ford was in Life of Brian (he wasn’t). No, it’s more geographic – all of them were filmed in Tunisia!

A First Look at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Last night, we had the great fortune to head to Detroit to see a movie premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Of course, we cosplayed some of our favorite characters: Newt, Tina, and Credence.

Making Memorable Educational Opportunities

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A Film In The Park

Unfortunately, the drive-in movie theater is no longer a primary moviegoing opportunity in the United States. It used to be that you could find such drive-ins across the country, but they’ve been closing down left and right. They’re just not as profitable as they used to be, and there are really only a handful left.

Filmmaker Ken Feinberg’s Creative Studios of Atlanta Present Santa’s Boot Camp

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There’s a rift between Santa and his Elves: half of his toy production team are on strike just a few days before Christmas, and the holiday gifts are in jeopardy. Noticing the troubling behavior of a six adolescents in line to see a mall Santa in Atlanta, the real Saint Nick uses his magic to summon them to his toy factory in order to help save Christmas. After failing to engineer an escape, the kids ultimately realize the importance of doing good for each other, and launch a plan to bring Santa and his Elves back together just in time.

Pursuing Happiness: A Documentary about the Happiest People You Know

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Americans spend billions of dollars a year trying to get happy – but what is the secret to actually finding happiness? How do America's most positive people actually fulfill the "pursuit of happiness" that is promised to us as a right? Documentarian Adam Shell ("Put the Camera on Me" and "Finding Kraftland") wanted to find the answer – so he asked.

Stand #withMalala to improve education for girls

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Stand #withMalala to improve education for girls

Education – in all its forms – can change the world. And education is the single most effective way to reduce poverty.  The Global Partnership for Education notes, 

How to Improve Your Filmmaking

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There are many ways to share your life experiences - you could post a picture on Instagram of a market in Thailand, or write a blog post about your favorite restaurants in Rome. Really, any form of communication can be used to share whatever you are passionate about. 

Inside Out: An Emotional Disney-Pixar Experience

The time leading up to a brand new Disney movie is always an exciting one. I have to admit, I am often skeptical that the new release will make it up there alongside the classics I grew up with. Yet almost every time, Disney pulls through. This is especially the case with Pixar movies. The newest release, Inside Out, has proved itself as having earned its place among its brethren. Now no spoilers, I promise! I’ll just say that the film tells the story of an eleven year old girl named Riley going through a move to California.

The Great Race

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 10, 2012 /
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Want more from your movie viewing than entertainment? I do, too, especially when watching movies with our daughter. We love to explore movies about the world (and that’s another post) – and watch old movies.

8 Great Movies set in Venice

by Asako Maruoka / Nov 10, 2011 /
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One of the best ways to learn about a place (or to fuel your wanderlust) is to watch movies set there! And what better place to film than eternally photogenic Venice?