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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Claressa Shields of Flint was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with Shields about her boxing career and her remaining ambitions in the ring.
A new documentary looks at the first woman boxer to win an Olympic gold medal. She’s from Flint, and the movie about her Olympic journey is coming to the Flint Institute of Arts this week. Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with filmmaker Sue Jaye Johnson.
For a year and a half, we’ve been tracking the process of making a movie in Michigan. Filmmaker Rich Goteri’s “Eastern Market” is set in Detroit. Current State's Scott Pohl has our latest update, including a look at how the elimination of film incentives from the state of Michigan has affected the project.