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@IMPOSSIBLETOWN/INSTAGRAM | As an installment in the DC Environmental Film Festival, Georgetown screened Impossible Town, a documentary that highlights environmental justice work in Minden, W.Va.

Georgetown Screens ‘Impossible Town’ Documentary, Hosts DC Environmental Film Festival

By Megan McVeigh April 3, 2024

The Earth Commons, Georgetown University’s institute for environment and sustainability, and the Film and Media Studies Program jointly presented the 2023 documentary “Impossible Town,” a film about...

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Creatively Recounts a Horrific Modern Familicide

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Creatively Recounts a Horrific Modern Familicide

By Emma Ginsberg October 20, 2020

★★★☆☆ Two years after one of the most highly publicized murder cases in recent memory, the Christopher Watts familicide still enthrals true-crime fans, as Netflix’s new documentary “American...

GUNSLINGER PRODUCTIONS | Engels documentary at once solidifies Ivins legacy as a journalist and memorializes her sharp wit and infectious humor.

Molly Ivins’ Life, Legacy Examined in ‘Raise Hell’ Documentary

By Zain Sandhu September 11, 2019

★★★★★ Director Janice Engel’s latest documentary, “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins,” enshrines the life, legacy and wit of acclaimed journalist Molly Ivins, a charismatic...

PBS | Filmmaker Lynn Novick said her experience directing the documentary College Behind Bars enabled her to better understand the influence of education on incarcerated people March 11.

Education Crucial to Prisoners’ Future Success, GU Professor Says

By Charlie Goetzman March 14, 2019

Two panels of filmmakers, Georgetown professors and former inmates discussed the rehabilitative power of education in the prison system March 11. The event featured the public debut of director Lynn...

IMAX | New documentary Apollo 11 provides viewers an unparalleled look into the famed space mission.

‘Apollo 11’ Grants Unparalleled but Flawed Look Into Historic Mission

By Amber Gillette March 3, 2019

★★★☆☆ From when the astronauts put on their suits to their landing in the sea, “Apollo 11” allows the audience to experience the awe of space travel in a series of breathtaking shots of...

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‘Chef Flynn’ Authentically Depicts the Surprising Success of Prodigy Star

By James Kim November 20, 2018

★★★☆☆ Director Cameron Yates’ new documentary “Chef Flynn,” released Nov. 9, tells the story of the prodigy chef Flynn McGarry. Despite a somewhat disappointing ending, “Chef Flynn”...

ASHLEY CHEN FOR THE HOYA Reilly Dowd (SFS ’13) (left) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS ’13) (right) spoke about their documentary “Dreams of Daraa, which highlights a womans experience during the Syrian civil war, at an event Monday.

Alumnae Filmmakers Urge Continued Support for Syrian Refugees

By Max Levine October 31, 2018

Global activism on behalf of Syrian refugees falters as donors and activists become disinterested with the conflict, alumnae filmmakers Reilly Dowd (SFS ’13) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS ’13) said at an...


‘Kusama: Infinity’ Paints a Vivid Picture of Yayoi Kusama’s Troubled Life

By Gabrielle Irwin September 16, 2018

“Kusama: Infinity,” a whimsically crafted documentary following top-selling female Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, explores every brushstroke of her career and dark corner of her deeply afflicted...

Actor and director Bradley Cooper (COL 97), returned to Georgetown on Tuesday to reflect on his new film A Star is Born and share his Georgetown memories.

Cooper Returns, Promotes New Film

By Madeline Charbonneau September 14, 2018

When it comes to his dreams, Bradley Cooper (COL ’97) doesn’t take no for an answer. The actor and director attributed his success in film and life to hard work, dedication and authenticity...


Movie Review: ‘Itzhak’

By Charlotte Lindsay April 5, 2018

★★★★★ “Judge me by what I do, but don’t judge me by what I can’t do,” says Itzhak Perlman, world-class violinist and star of documentary “Itzhak.” Listening to Perlman play...


Netflix Series ‘Ugly Delicious’ Provides a New Perspective on the Culinary World

By Vienna Roche March 10, 2018

Breaking away from the monotonous “food porn" Instagram accounts and features on high-class chefs that have dominated food dialogue in the past five years, “Ugly Delicious” is a refreshing documentary...


Movie Review: ‘Paris Opera’

By Maddie Finn October 27, 2017

★★☆ ☆ ☆ Opera is like very expensive wine. You feel obligated to like it, and often pretend you do, but often you are not sure if you actually enjoy it or just want to enjoy it. “The Paris...

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