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This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel presents and explains her reactions to this years Academy Awards. 

Working Title: Reactions to Academy Awards 2022

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor March 31, 2022

This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel presents and explains her...

This is the second installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel speaks about and reacts to the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards yesterday. 

The slap heard around the world: Will Smith and Chris Rock’s altercation at the Academy Awards

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor March 28, 2022

This is the second installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel speaks about and reacts...

An illustration of an Oscar. The 94th Academy Awards will take place on March 27, honoring films released in 2021.

Academy Awards 2022: Predictions and hopes

by Sally Zhu and Alena Suleiman March 27, 2022

Today, the nation’s largest, most prestigious film award show approaches: the Oscars in the 94th Academy Awards. Taking place in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Oscars will...

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.

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

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,...

Mind the gap is a phrase coined in the UK to caution passengers while crossing the horizontal, and sometimes vertical, gap between the train platform and the actual train. Bing Lius debut documentary, Minding the Gap, is a play on this idea, that in America we have to both physically, and mentally, bridge the gap between class, race, and people in general.

The Butterfly Effect: A metamorphosis on manhood, movies and “Minding 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...

91st Oscars awards diverse collection of art and artists

91st Oscars awards diverse collection of art and artists

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor February 25, 2019

From “Green Book” to “Black Panther,” Olivia Coleman to Hannah Beachler and Alfonso Cuarón to Spike Lee, the 91st annual Academy Awards recognized a wide array of artists and films last night...

Pulse of the People: Hollywood steps into inclusivity

Pulse of the People: Hollywood steps into inclusivity

by Varsha Rammohan, Arushi Saxena, and Saloni Shah February 22, 2019

The image of Canadian actress Sandra Oh filled the television screen as she took to the 2019 Golden Globes stage to accept her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. Clad...

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