movies

'From Flint: Voices Of A Poisoned City' photo
Courtesy photo / Elise Conklin

MSU senior Elise Conklin has won a Student Academy Award. We talk with her about her documentary "From Flint: Voices Of A Poisoned City."


FIA Theater photo
Courtesy photo / Flint Institute of Arts

The Flint Institute of Arts is kicking off its 2016-2017 Friends of Modern Art Film series. We find out more about the series and get a preview of some of the selected films with associate curator of film Ed Bradley.


78 Letters film image
Courtesy image / Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest running independent experimental film festival in North America. We speak with the Festival’s executive director about bringing cinematic interactivity to downtown Ann Arbor.


It’s normally not very polite to talk about bodily functions in public, but that didn’t stop Troy Hale from making an entire documentary about farts. We talk to the director of 'Fart: A Documentary.'


'Son of Saul' image
Courtesy photo / Sony Classics

February flew by and it’s already time to welcome a new lineup of films for the Indie Film Series in March. We talk with Susan Woods, the founder of the monthly series, about the films she’s selected for March.


It’s the week of the Academy Awards and we’ll try to help you get a leg up on your office Oscar pool with WKAR’s afternoon classical music host Jamie Paisley about the five Best Score nominees, including the 50th Oscar nomination for John Williams.


Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel photo
Courtesy photo / Indie Film Series

The 2016 Indie Film Series kicks off this Friday. We speak with founder Susan Woods to get a preview of the films she’s selected for February.


Star Wars movie ticket photo
Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr Creative Commons

With "Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens" opening last week, "Star Wars" mania is sweeping the nation, and Lansing is no exception. We talk to two local professionals who have been avid "Star Wars" fans since they were children about how the story still resonates with them today.


Agnes Films photo
Hannah Countryman / Agnes Films

An effort led by professors and students at MSU is trying to bring attention to the work of women in the film industry. We talk with Alexandra Hidalgo of Agnes Films, an online magazine dedicated to women filmmakers.


Tim Busfield and Melissa Gilbert photos
Courtesy photo / East Lansing Film Festival

The annual East Lansing Film Festival kicks off Thursday. We’ll talk to Festival Creator Susan Woods for a preview of some of the films and special events surrounding the screenings.


Courtesy Michigan Theater

We sit behind the organ at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, where a screening of the 1922 classic silent horror film Nosferatu will be accompanied by the Michigan’s grand Barton organ.


Video art image
Courtesy image / Marina Abramović Archives and LIMA, Amsterdam

We visit the Broad Art Museum for their next exhibit “Moving Time,” a video installation that will take up two floors of the museum and is one of the final exhibits conceived by founding director Michael Rush, who passed away earlier this year.


End of the Tour photo
Courtesy photo / Indie Film Series

October’s Indie Film Series kicks off this week with a new lineup. We talk with founder Susan Woods about the films she selected for October.


Feminism in the spotlight at GR film festival

Sep 11, 2015

There’s no shortage of films being released today, but only a small percentage feature significant roles for women. The organizers behind the Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival want to shine the spotlight on women and on other groups who are under-represented in the media industry. Current State talks with organizer Lydia VanHoven about the festival.


The Wolfpack film photo
Courtesy photo

If you like documentaries, independent, and arthouse films, you’re in luck, because the Indie Film Series just kicked off last week. We talk with founder Susan Woods about the films she selected for the series.


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