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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...

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 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, leaving many viewers conflicted about the results. Peter Farrelly’s...

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 in a floor-length milky dress framed by aureate sleeves, she shattered two records that night. As O...

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