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The Oberlin Review

Russian Documentary Highlights Narrative of Resistance

Julia Peterson, Production editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

The images from Pussy Riot’s protest performances are iconic — women in multicolored balaclavas climbing on top of subway trains and scaffolding or using iconic public places as an impromptu stage, waving flags and smoke flares, playing loud guitar riffs and singing about corruption in the Russia...

Beder’s “Composed” Sheds Light on Stage Fright

Beder’s “Composed” Sheds Light on Stage Fright

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Composed, a new documentary by John Beder, features interviews with professional musicians exploring their experiences with being affected by and coping with performance anxiety. The film had a screening at the Apollo Theatre on Wednesday night, followed by a panel discussion with Beder and Conservato...

Femininity Dismantled Fascism in “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Nowhere is oppression more boldly confronted than in our attempts to escape it. The worlds we build on the page and before the camera serve as intrinsically subversive pathways, telling stories that lift us from the grasp of dark forces while lending perspective to their machinations. Few periods of hi...

Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions

Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Cinema Studies Center for Media Education and Production stands severely understaffed, support for senior capstones has been pulled and tensions between the Cinema Studies program and the College administration forecast a potentially bleak future for a program that ...

Cut-It Ensemble Returns to the Apollo

Nicole Gutman
April 19, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music, Theater & Film

The Cut-It Ensemble performed in the Apollo Theatre on Thursday during the viewing of Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt (Berlin, the Symphony of a Metropolis) by Walter Ruttmann. Founded in the fall by Doron Galili, visiting assistant professor of Cinema Studies, and Peter Swendsen, assistant professo...

Demme’s Doubleheader Pt.2

Oliver Levine
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

“I spoke to Sir Anthony Hopkins a few hours ago,” said Jonathan Demme as he approached the front of the Apollo Theatre, “and when I told him that they are screening The Silence of the Lambs at the Apollo opening he said, ‘They must be mad!’’’ Sir Hopkins may be right, but that doesn’t...

Alums in the Cinema World Illuminate Obies’ Futures

Sarp Yavuz, Arts Editor
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

While Oberlin certainly has a historical connection to the world of cinema, especially with regards to the Apollo Theatre, one does not think of Oberlin when considering career in the field. This past weekend’s Illuminate events saw four alumni — Micha Hillyard, OC ‘11, Jennifer Malkowski, OC ‘04,...

Apollo Revisits Era of Silent Movies with Louis

Matthew Sprung
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Anticipatory chatter buzzed around the revamped Apollo Theatre last Sunday night like the “wah-wah” sound of a plunger mute. An earlier, invite-only presentation of Louis, the 2010 homage to Louis Armstrong, on the night of Thursday the 20th had Oberlin demanding another chance to catch the uniq...

Faculty Films Reimagine the Amerikan Documentary

Abby Hawkins, Staff Writer
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Don Matis, a Hudson, Ohio, artist and self-described “Catholic lay evangelist,” paints with his beard. In the short film of which he is the subject, part of the documentary series The Amerikans screened Sept. 22 at the Apollo, Don openly discusses his views on God, art and his path to happiness....

Apollo Returns to Educate, Entertain

Daniel Hautzinger and Julian Ring
September 21, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The Apollo Theatre has been hopping all summer, but the crew working on its massive renovation has kicked it into overdrive in the past few weeks in preparation for this weekend’s grand re-opening. Construction crews were dodging ladders and carts full of wood composite, while upstairs technicians...

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