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A pioneering feminist filmmaker looks back

A conversation with Ariel Dougherty is both inspirational and enlightening. She has been at the apex of women's films, both in terms of women as filmmakers and women’s stories as content, since the late...

Filmmaker endows new award at Ann Arbor Fest

A conversation with Amy Moore is peppered with references to her love for both film and Africa. This is fitting, as her generosity has led to the foundation of a new prize, The No....
Jane Sherman Docuseries

Coming of Age – Stories of Senior and Noteworthy Detroiters

Coming of Age is an award-winning docuseries from Silver Screen Studios about inspirational seniors from Metro Detroit who thrive in their old age.  According to their website, “Silver Screen Studios celebrates the lives and...

UM Alumnus and Natalie Martinez Star in “Ordinary Joe”

Natalie Martinez’s role as Amy on NBC’s Ordinary Joe is far from ordinary. “I just loved the idea and the concept of the show that you have them living these parallel lives. I think that’s...

J.K. Simmons talks about being in three films this month

By Kurt Anthony Krug Originally, Grosse Pointe native/Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) was leery of playing I Love Lucy co-star William Frawley in Being the Ricardos.  However, Oscar-winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West...

A Detroit Native Who Decided to Risk it All During COVID-19

Born in Detroit, then starting school in Southern California and returning to Detroit at the age of eight, Eric “Protein” Moseley's path wasn't always straight and narrow as he would constantly try to navigate...