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The Phillips History Museum – 2016 Phillips youth learn about and share stories of migration in our neighborhood

The Phillips History Museum – 2016 Phillips youth learn about and share stories of migration in our neighborhood

By Bart Buch Director of Youth and Community Programs In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre Photos by Bruce Silcox The Phillips History Museum is a playful, interactive art installation exploring the history of the Phillips neighborhood. Created by artists from In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) in partnership [...]

Howard’s Recommended MOVIES of 2015

“Sicario” (R) (Action/Crime/Drama) Director: Denis Villeneuve. “The Hateful 8” (R) (Crime/Drama/Mystery) Director: Quentin Tarantino. “71”(R) (Action/Drama/Thriller/Civil War) Director: Yann Demange. “It Follows” (R) (Horror/Mystery/Thriller) Director: David Robert Mitchell. “When Marnie Was There” (PG) (Animation) [...]

Zootopia

Zootopia

By Howard McQuitter II ***** (PG) “Zootopia” is a Walt Disney Studios creation that’s colorful, imaginative and full of life that adults as well as children can enjoy immensely. The three directors Bryon Howard (“Tangled”,”Bolt”), Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph”, “The Simpsons”) and Jared Bush (“Part-Time Hero”, “Big [...]

HOBT Phillips Project Overview

HOBT Phillips Project Overview

By Naomi Campion In the Heart of the Beast’s 5th Year Phillips Project is an immersive puppet and mask theater experience of neighborhood youthfrom Little Earth of United Tribes, Waite House and PPL’s Collaborative Village Initiative. The Phillips Project strives for: Year-round, high quality arts programming that fosters creative [...]

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2015

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2015

#1 “Revenant” (R) Adventure/Drama/Thriller Director: Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu. Principal Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio (Hugh Glass), Tom Hardy (John Fitzgerald), Domhall Gleeson (Captain Andrew Henry), Forrest Goodluck (Hawk). Running time:156 minutes. #2 “Spotlight” (R) Drama/Biography Director: Tom McCarthy. Principal Cast: Mark [...]

40 Years Of Mayday in 3 Short Films (A Fundraiser For Mayday)

40 Years Of Mayday in 3 Short Films (A Fundraiser For Mayday)

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is proud to host a premiere showing of three short films by filmmakers Mike Rivard, Will Hommeyer and Daniel Polsfuss exploring the first 40+ years of our MayDay Parade, Ceremony and Festival. Each film represents the unique artistic perspective of one of these filmmakers. The event will [...]

Oscar “White Out”

BY HOWARD McQUITTER II There should not be any surprise African American thespians, directors or screenwriters are facing whiteout for two consecutive years. Still I’m surprised that many Blacks are surprised that they are roundly left out of every category for the Oscars this year. Last year, the only piece by an African American nominated [...]

“Chi Raq”: Fails! Should have succeeded

“Chi Raq”: Fails! Should have succeeded

BY HOWARD MCQUITTER II On the one hand, Spike Lee puts a spotlight on the serious problem in Black America: staggering murders among African Americans, particularly the young, mainly with young black males being both perpetrator and victim the bulk of the time. On the other hand, “Chi Raq,” the title of his most recent film, too often swings [...]

Frank Reflections

By FRANK ERICKSON A retired U.S. official said, “The reality is, we may just have to live with ISIL; they look to be difficult to defeat.” Now, we know what Native Americans had to accept and that which they had to deal. Is this how “war” works, if you can’t “win” you learn to co-exist with your enemy? Why not just avoid the [...]

Audience dry, Actor, Director Buster Keaton wet at local Cemetery Cinema

Audience dry, Actor, Director Buster Keaton wet at local Cemetery Cinema

By Sue Hunter Weir It was touch and go all day on Saturday.  Would it rain or not?  In the end it turned out to be a beautiful evening.  Sweater weather but no umbrellas needed! More than 250 people enjoyed “The Navigator,” a 1924 Buster Keaton silent film.  The amazing Dreamland Faces played an hour-long live soundtrack that captured [...]

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