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Gov. McAuliffe announces movie starring Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers to film in Norfolk, Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced May 23 that producers of the upcoming political thriller Public Affairs have selected Norfolk, Virginia as their filming location. The project will star Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Mimi Rogers (Hope Springs), and will be directed by Sundance alum and DGA-award winner Eric Bross (Restaurant). The film was written by … Continue reading

Aging mobster acquitted in 1978 heist retold in ‘Goodfellas’
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Aging mobster acquitted in 1978 heist retold in ‘Goodfellas’

NEW YORK (AP) — An aging mobster who stayed mostly in the shadows for decades by adhering to the Mafia’s strict code of silence was acquitted Thursday of charges he helped plan a legendary 1978 Lufthansa heist retold in the hit film “Goodfellas.” A federal jury reached the surprising verdict at a Brooklyn racketeering trial … Continue reading

NSU alumnus premieres short film “Bird” on campus
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NSU alumnus premieres short film “Bird” on campus

by Malik Glaspie Norfolk State University is home to some of the most gifted mass communication majors in the industry of television and film. Director, writer and NSU alumnus Booker T. Mattison, represented the green and gold proudly by premiering his short film Bird in the Bozeman Education building Friday night, Oct. 20. Bird is … Continue reading

Robot star illuminates human themes in nuclear disaster film
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Robot star illuminates human themes in nuclear disaster film

TOKYO (AP) — The film set in Japan after a nuclear catastrophe depicts greed, discrimination, loyalty, beauty — traits made more heartbreakingly human by the cast’s inhuman star — a robot. In this eerie film, aptly called “Sayonara,” people fearfully wait to be picked for evacuation abroad to flee radiation. Politics is involved. The sick, … Continue reading

Creative Mind Group on Norfolk State campus Monday, Nov. 2
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Creative Mind Group on Norfolk State campus Monday, Nov. 2

The Creative Mind Group will be on the campus of Norfolk State University on Monday, Nov. 2, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room 156 of Madison Hall. Charles Box, the group’s Recruitment Manger, will be talking to students from any major about the many opportunities the group offers to college students to break … Continue reading

Review: Family stress stars in perceptive drama ‘The Humans’
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Review: Family stress stars in perceptive drama ‘The Humans’

NEW YORK (AP) — Just in time for the often-stressful holiday family dinner season comes “The Humans,” a dark comedy about one family’s often-fractious Thanksgiving gathering in uncertain times. The blue-collar, Irish Catholic Blake family is given a compassionate exploration by Stephen Karam, a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his drama “Sons of the Prophet” … Continue reading

Surprised by award, Woo says he’s just hard-working director
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Surprised by award, Woo says he’s just hard-working director

TOKYO (AP) — John Woo was surprised to receive an award honoring trailblazers who have made outstanding contributions to the art of filmmaking. “I have made a lot of films, but it hardly qualifies as making a special contribution. I’m just a hard-working filmmaker,” the Hong Kong director said in Tokyo before the award presentation. … Continue reading

“Bird” and wrongful imprisonment discussion on Norfolk State campus Oct. 22
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“Bird” and wrongful imprisonment discussion on Norfolk State campus Oct. 22

The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will present a screening of the short film “Bird,” written and directed by NSU alumnus Booker T. Mattison (’95) on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Bozeman Education Building, Room 231.  Following the film will be a panel discussion on wrongful … Continue reading