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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bing Liu speaks to members of Harker Journalism

Filmmaker Bing Liu spoke to upper school journalism students over Zoom. He talked about his journey into filmmaking and gave advice for those interested in producing films.

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

May 25, 2020

The scene opens in a skateboarding park in Rockford, Illinois. A shirtless, scrawny teenage boy in blue denim jeans, black shoes and a pink belt attempts to land a kickflip onto a platform. When he fails, he throws down his skateboard in apparent frustration and then sits down, burying his head in his k...

The Butterfly Effect: A metamorphosis on manhood, movies and “Minding the Gap”

Mind the gap

by Nina Gee, Visuals Editor

June 10, 2019

Fifteen years ago, 2004. Rockford, Illinois. A tall, lanky Asian boy, all limbs and joints, dark hair down past his ears, stands in front of the camera. The scene around him is warped outwards in its fish-eyed lens, almost as if the world is exploding out of him, fracturing around him. Yet he is all...

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