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Drive-In Showing of “Fruitvale Station" and “Just Mercy” part of Inaugural Film Fest The Social Justice Now Film Festival (SJNFF), organized by the Film Life Foundation, announces that the spotlight screenings for the festival, which begins October 21, will be the documentaries “40 Years A Prisoner,” courtesy of HBO,...
The YWCA of NWI is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a virtual Mask-Querade Gala on Saturday, October 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend the online celebration, but donations are encouraged. A goal of $100,000 has been set, and funds will be used...
Disney annotated “Dumbo” and other movies for including “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.” By Jeremy Blum, Huff Post A variety of older films on the Disney+ streaming service — including “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and “The Aristocats” — now carry strongly worded and unskippable disclaimers alerting audiences to racist...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “Fargo” – Season Four Returning to FX (and also playing on Hulu) is its anthology series “Fargo,” which is in its fourth season. It’s been a few years since the last season, and this season takes on another shade—so to speak. Each season deals with a...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “The Good Lord Bird,” a new limited series starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown, premiered on SHOWTIME® on October 4. Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by bestselling author James McBride, the series is produced by Blumhouse Television, the studio behind the Golden Globe®...
Reedy Press recently announced the release of its new guidebook, “100 Things To Do In Gary And Northwest Indiana Before You Die,” by Joseph S. Pete. The comprehensive list celebrates the top ways to connect with the city and nearby surroundings with exciting and unique adventures. The sweeping sandhills, expansive...
The Indiana Broadcasters Association announced the finalists for their 2020 Spectrum Awards on Monday, and Lakeshore Public Media was nominated for two awards for local impact for markets outside Indianapolis. The 33rd Annual Spectrum Awards recognizes broadcast excellence for outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Indiana radio and television stations. The...
President Preckwinkle has announced the formal lineup of events and speakers for Racial Equity Week. During September 14 – 18, 2020, Cook County will hold its second Racial Equity Week to delve deeper into the need to advance racial equity, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cook County...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The late actor Chadwick Boseman had a wealth of film experiences under his belt, and he was marvelous in all of them, including many others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise besides “Black Panther,” which included “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, MSJ I was as shocked as anyone to hear the news that talented, young Chadwick Boseman had passed away after a four-year battle living and surviving with colon cancer. The community and world are probably more shocked, because his cancer diagnosis had been kept secret, as...