The Northerner

English grads host semester film series

Clara Lay and Brandon Barb, Staff writer and managing editor

August 30, 2012

Murder, blackmail and sex are ways to sell a movie today but moviegoers were treated to their fill of such things back in the 1940s and ‘50s with gritty detective films. Northern Kentucky University students will get a chance to experience at least one of those films during the Association of English...

Horror film showcases students’ talents

Horror film showcases students’ talents

Kevin Schultz, Staff writer

April 11, 2012

Lurking through the halls and creeping in and out of classrooms across Northern Kentucky University is the mysterious killer who tauntingly stalks and takes out one-by-one the workers of Fresh Air Productionz, a fictitious local media production company with a dark and secret past. This suspenseful...

Foreign films shown on campus

Foreign films shown on campus

Samantha Hayden, Contributing writer

March 28, 2012

Anastasia was cursed to die young, but three fairies recast the horrible spell. At age six, she would fall into a deep sleep that would last 100 years, to waken as a beautiful teenager. This “Sleeping Beauty” fairytale has a unique twist displayed in the French film “Sleeping Beauty.” “Sleeping...

New Disney movie questions fate, strength to fight

Roxanna Blevins, Contributing writer

February 15, 2012

Imagine a world where a fishing hook is as big as a grappling hook, a straight pin is the size of a sword and a sugar cube is as big as your head. This is how the world is for Arrietty, the teenage girl from whom the film “The Secret World of Arrietty” borrows its name. “The Secret World of...

Native American film series begins

Native American film series begins

Shelby Rodgers, Contributing writer

January 25, 2012

Throughout this semester, Kiksuya and First Nations are coming together to host a film series featuring different Native American documentaries to raise interest and awareness of issues among Native Americans today. Kiksuya is an organization at Northern Kentucky University made up of volunteers dedicated...

Norse Film Society gets a reboot

Norse Film Society gets a reboot

Kyle Sebree

December 7, 2011

With the fall semester coming to a close for students, Norse Film Society will be ramping up the production of their first film under the supervision of Norse Media producer-director and electronic media and broadcasting lecturer Bavand Karim. A meeting was held on December 2 in Griffin Hall to discuss...

Professor examines gender in film

Tara Derington

November 1, 2011

John Alberti, a Northern Kentucky University English professor and the director of film studies, is asking a peculiar question in his new book, “Gender as Genre: The Obsolescence of Masculinity in Contemporary Popular Cinema.” “Are men necessary anymore [in cinema]?” Alberti explained...

Thompson returns to film in ‘The Rum Diary’

Anna Kathman

November 1, 2011

The film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary” was released Friday after being shelved for almost two years. The book, written in the early 1960s but published in 1998, is based on Thompson’s early years as a writer. Thompson, a flamboyant journalist and novelist, changed the face...

Film society ready and rolling

Kyle Sebree

November 1, 2011

Northern Kentucky University has a wealthy supply of student-based organizations, clubs and groups tailored to all kinds of interests. Students can find Greek life, campus ministries – even a paintball club around campus. One club has recently been revived, and it could function as one of the first...

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