All tagged Film

Matt Collamer: Visual Storyteller & Filmmaker

In this interview of the Spotlight Series, South Korea-based filmmaker Matt Collamer opens up about his quest for honest and authentic storytelling, why personal and professional growth/exploration are essential to his craft, the importance of unrelentingly committing to your dreams and how he copes with the anxieties that plague the creative path.

Honoring Maria Felix, the biggest diva of Mexican cinema

Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the U.S., from Sept. 15th through Oct. 15th, to recognize the important contributions Latinos/Hispanics have made to the country. During this month, Hispanic history and culture are honored. To join in on the annual celebration, photographer Viv Delgadillo and I honor our heritage through a tribute to Maria Felix, Mexico’s most legendary film actress. Through this visual and written homage, we aim to capture her iconic style and independent spirit. 

Plenty of Art + Film to Discover This Fall

October in Chicago marks the transition into cooler weather, the change of color in tree foliage, and the beginning of fall. During this time of year, I like to mourn the brutal winter that lays ahead and commence my hibernation period. My Latin blood kicks in and orders me to say “no” to fun and remain indoors, because it’s warmer and cozier. This is when I try to accept and cope with the fact that I will be miserably cold for the next 5-6 months. I know, dramatic, but true. However, this year I am bowing not to give in to this depressing behavior as this month brings the Chicago International Film Festival and Artists Month. Both offer an incredibly exciting array of films, exhibits, and a plethora of must-attend events. I plan to remain active in the wake of the looming winter and I hope you join me too.