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Novelist Bret Lott Visits Campus

March 6, 2016 |

On March 4 and 5, best-selling novelist and acclaimed author Bret Lott spent two days on campus meeting with students in multiple classes, and presenting a reading and lecture to the public. Lott’s novel Jewel was …

The Cinema of Capra, Part 3: Guts & Stardust

May 30, 2015 | Art is a homily, or at least it can be for the artist who strives to show truth, goodness, and beauty in his work. In our modern world, where Christian films are often stereotyped and written off as preachy, sentimental, unrealistic, and corny it might be a good idea to take a look back at a man whose films were nicknamed “Capracorn” for some of the very same reasons...

The Cinema of Capra, Part 2: Glimpses of Paradise

May 22, 2015 | In 1937 Frank Capra made his most expensive feature film to that date, the $2 million extravagant production of Lost Horizon. A year later he returned to a more modest production with You Can’t Take it With You. While the two films could not be more different with setting and atmosphere they have one very prominent feature in common...

The Cinema of Capra, Part 1: Pride & Humility

May 16, 2015 | 1 “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” This excerpt from the book of James could very well describe any Frank Capra movie. Humility is a strong theme running through the moral center of each of his films. Capra’s own life story recalls the many times he himself was humbled. Growing up as a poor immigrant, he determined at a young age that an education was the way out of poverty...

3rd Annual HBU Writers’ Conference

April 11, 2015 |

Everything we do in the Cinema & New Media Arts program at HBU is based around artistic foundations, practical experience, and an eye towards the future. At this year’s 3rd Annual HBU Writers’ Conference, we couldn’t …

Interview with Spectrum Filmmaker

January 7, 2014 |

In addition to being the Online Editor of the Cinema & New Media Arts, I also collaborate with program director Joshua Sikora and his independent film company, New Renaissance Pictures. Last year we began releasing an

Interview with Spectrum Screenwriter David Halberstadt

October 12, 2013 |

In addition to being the Online Editor of the Cinema & New Media Arts, I also collaborate with program director Joshua Sikora and his independent film company, New Renaissance Pictures. Recently, we began releasing an anthology

Three Lessons from Filmmaker Whit Stillman

October 9, 2013 |

Last week, we had the privilege of hosting celebrated filmmaker Whit Stillman in a series of events on HBU’s campus. He generously spent time in class with a number of our Cinema & New Media Arts …

Interview with Spectrum Director William Hellmuth

October 3, 2013 |

In addition to being the Online Editor of the Cinema & New Media Arts, I also collaborate with program director Joshua Sikora and his independent film company, New Renaissance Pictures. Recently, we began releasing an anthology

The New Arrested Development

May 30, 2013 |

The New Arrested Development Is Dark, Uneven and Frustrating. Can We Have Another?

James Poniewozik – TIME Entertainment

If you marathoned old AD before watching this, turning on the first episode (focused on a falling-out between …