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Cinema Eye Honors Recognizes 5 Broken Cameras, Bully, Detropia and The War Room

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

With only two categories rewarding documentary filmmaking at the annual Academy Awards, the nonfiction film community realized it had a void to fill in recognizing the outstanding work in their field.

D.A. Pennebaker Gets an Oscar, Talks About Vermeer

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Allan M. Jalon

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The First Awards Of Oscar Season

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 02.01.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Tom Hanks. Quincy Jones. Kristen Stewart. Warren Beatty. Quentin Tarantino. George Lucas. Steven Spielberg. Kirk Douglas. Amy Adam...

First Oscars Of The Season Get Awarded

AP | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- The first Oscars of the season have been awarded. The film academy's board of governors voted Wednesday to present honorary Academy Aw...

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother: At the Athena Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Recipients are asked to adhere to only one caveat: they must speak about a woman who has influenced or inspired them, not their mother. An act of rebellion, this rule was immediately violated.

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Revisiting the Monterey International Pop Festival Through A Perfect Haze

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Monterey International Pop Festival took place at such a guileless time that the promoters used the word "pop" in its title. Not long after this would have been unthinkable, after the lines were drawn between "pop" music and rock and roll.

"Screw the Tripod!" Remebering Ricky Leacock (1921 - 2011)

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.26.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

It's rare to work in an established art form where you can work with and be influenced by those who invented the genre. Not so for documentary filmm...

Jack Goes Boating and Kings of Pastry: What Can Go Wrong in the Kitchen

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you are a cook, there is a nail-biting sequence in the new movie, Jack Goes Boating, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman under his own direction, adapt...

How Sweet It Is: Kings of Pastry

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin McCracken

It may not sound like your typical thriller: a labor of love documentary about 16 pastry chefs who have risen to the top of their field, invited to compete against themselves.

Finally -- Locavore Candy at the Farmers Market

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Flora Lazar

What does a French-inspired chocolatier make for a tightly-regulated farmers market such as Chicago's Green City Market without chocolate, hazelnuts, and almonds?

What Do Bob Dylan, Bill Clinton, and French Cream Puffs Have in Common?

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Legendary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus were at Flashpoint Academy this week for a screening of a new film they're making about the coveted "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France."