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“Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars”

“Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars”

What happens when a girl who lives in a country that represses her gender dreams to do what only men should do? What happens when an Iranian girl dreams of the stars? One of the best docs at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars,” tells the story of a woman who strives to fulfill her dreams in a country that wishes to deny them.

by · February 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
‘Lone Survivor’ a gripping tale of heroism

‘Lone Survivor’ a gripping tale of heroism

Navy SEALs have been involved in some of the most dangerous missions, from the rescue of Captain Phillips to the raid on Osama bin Laden. But what happens when they fail? That’s the story behind the new film “Lone Survivor,” in which soldiers show bravery in the face of overwhelming odds.

by · January 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Not so much holiday cheer

Not so much holiday cheer

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” seems so innocent. A man is trying to convince a woman to not go out into the cold and stay inside with him. But if you listen closely to the lyrics, there are darker intentions in mind. This song, along with a few other seemingly-jolly tunes, have hidden meanings and origins that are not as obvious as intended. What other songs bring a darker side to holiday cheer? Read The Echo’s list.

by · December 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
‘The Advocate’

‘The Advocate’

In downtown Indianapolis, under a bridge, there was a camp called Irish Hill. Homeless people lived there in harmony under the leadership of the mysterious Maurice Young. Now the Irish Hill camp is gone, the homeless evicted and Maurice expecting court dates. It’s a fascinating story, one worth telling. And that’s exactly what some Media Communication students in the documentary filmmaking class decided to do.

by · December 11, 2013 · 3 comments · Arts & Entertainment, Features
Get excited for Christmas with Sing Noel

Get excited for Christmas with Sing Noel

Taylor’s beloved tradition of Sing Noel returns to campus this year with a cultural twist. Read about the details in The Echo, and don’t miss the performance this weekend.

by · December 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
‘Catching Fire’ burns bright

‘Catching Fire’ burns bright

Katniss Everdeen thought she was done with the Hunger Games. Killing people for entertainment, forced relationships, evil governments . . . she wants to be free from it all. But the public clamors for her. She has become a symbol for hope. Now she must use that hope to fight for what is right. In “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the new film based off the mega-popular young adult series, the effects of violence are shown as Katniss is drawn in to play more games. Read The Echo’s review.

by · December 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Hobbits, daydreams, snow queens and Will Ferrell

Hobbits, daydreams, snow queens and Will Ferrell

A princess determined to save her kingdom from eternal winter. A dwarf eager to retain what is rightfully his. A fallen anchorman ready to return to the spotlight. A magazine worker who constantly dreams of a more exciting life. All characters coming to the silver screen this holiday season.

by · November 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Inconceivable! Disney develops “The Princess Bride” for the stage

Inconceivable! Disney develops “The Princess Bride” for the stage

“The Princess Bride” is coming to a stage near you, courtesy of Disney. No word yet on whether the production will be a play or musical—but we can envision “Inconceivable!” as a dramatic number that will be stuck in our heads for weeks after we see it for the first time!

by · November 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
‘Kiss me, Kate!’

‘Kiss me, Kate!’

Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi are two actors with massive egos starring in a musical version of “The Taming of the Shrew.” They seemingly can’t stand each other. But when gangsters, suitors and crazy events transpire all in the evening of the show, Fred and Lilli will learn what fate has in store for them. Read The Echo’s review of the delightful “Kiss Me, Kate,” now playing at the Mitchell Theatre.

by · November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
“12 Years a Slave:” brutal but necessary

“12 Years a Slave:” brutal but necessary

There has been considerable critical buzz around “12 Years a Slave,” and it is well-deserved. With an unbelievable story based on true events, superb acting and beautiful cinematography, the film is a sure contender for Oscar season.

by · November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment