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White man with dark hair in white shirt and black pants dancing with a white woman with short dark hair in a pick dress, he is leaning over as he holds her as she is kicking her leg high up in the air
07 March 2018

Love is more important than art, a character proclaims during a key moment from An American in Paris. While that’s undoubtedly true, it’s art that...

Young white woman in a white blouse, vest and hair pulled back sitting on a couch with hands clasped looking irritated
06 March 2018

Will the #MeToo/Time’s Up movement have a lasting effect on Hollywood? Too soon to say, obviously, but it’s already had a profound effect in the short term...

Middle aged white man with balding head wearing a blousy tie-front white shirt with tight shiny dark pants with a woman dancing sideways wearing a red bikini top and low-rider black pants and others dancing behind
29 January 2018

It’s been nearly nine years since Shadowbox Live time-traveled to the 1960s with Back to the Garden. The music-filled re-creation of the Woodstock Festival...

On the left a black man facing right in a white shirt and tie looking at a woman his hands in front of him with fingers clasped like he's praying and the white woman with long brown hair to the left is looking up at him with arms folded wearing a pick shirt. They are standing in front of a window looking over a nighttime city scene
03 January 2018

Like the title character Jessica Chastain portrayed in last year’s Miss Sloane, the woman she plays in Molly’s Game is driven by fierce...

A man with chin length curly brown hair looking intense sitting down with old fashioned clothes from the 30s and an older gray haired man in black with a black top hat leaning over his shoulder saying something in his ear, bookshelves in the background
06 December 2017

Theater troupes and filmmakers persist in telling and retelling A Christmas Carol year after year. And why not? Charles Dickens’s ghostly morality...

Four women staring up at something above them, standing in front of an elaborately decorated doorway
31 October 2017

A balcony collapses in a synagogue and sparks a women’s uprising in the first offering of the 2017 Columbus Jewish Film Festival. Despite...