Because you like old movies. Because you still reminisce on that one time you spent the night in a museum as a budding young brownie/cub scout. Because free things are the shit.
These are all reasons to check out this year’s Film Series, presented by Secret Cinema and being held at the Penn Museum. The series, which begins tomorrow and runs through January, involves a monthly screening of old school (circa 1920′s and 1930′s) films that tie in thematically with current museum exhibits. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s Saturday and hopefully you’re off doing whatever it is that Street‘s planned for you this weekend, but if you need that extra push to try something new, this Penn alum should provide just the right dose of inspiration.
After graduating from Wharton in 1982, Wendy Finerman strolled straight past Wall Street, taking instead the road less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. Finerman scored a career in TV and film production, and now she’s best known for winning an Oscar for Forrest Gump.
Finerman is also the mastermind behind The Devil Wears Prada, and her other projects include Stepmom, Drumline, as well as Fairy Tale, for which she won a BAFTA.
Moral of the story: Life is a box of chocolates. Try new things and become a Hollywood producer.
Grab your friends, some homemade popcorn doused in a stick of melted butter and a couple 40s and head down to the river near the Walnut Street Bridge this Thursday for the kick-off of the Schuylkill Banks’ Outdoor Movie Nights series. Every other Thursday, an old (super)hero blockbuster will be projected onto a big screen for your (free!) viewing pleasure under the stars. Movies begin around 8:20 P.M., but arrive earlier for (free!) snacks and a chance to enter a (free!) raffle. Read the rest of this entry »
Prefrosh, don’t be alarmed. Penn ‘15’s NSO will not witness any drastic changes (that we know of). We’re talking about “Orientation,” the product of Paul Messaris’ COMM362: Visual Communication Lab. Over the course of this semester, students in the class wrote, acted in, filmed, and edited this short project about an ancient rock that changes people’s sexual orientations. Intrigued (or confused) yet?
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Update: And we’ve got our five! Missed out on the reserved seats? Don’t worry, you can sit with the regular people for free by printing out tickets here or by picking some up in 200 Houston Hall.
Look! Free things! Want reserved seats to the new movie Paul (starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from Shaun of the Dead) for free at the Rave tomorrow? All you have to do is be one of the first five commenters on this post! Just comment under your real email and tell us that you wanna go and we’ll hook it up. Showtime’s at 7:30 tomorrow. Check the trailer and synopsis after the jump!
From Amy G in a tweet from Arianna Huffington and the Engineering school’s scary acrobatic builder bots on Stephen Colbert’s ThreatDown, Penn has enjoyed quite a spell basking in the attention of the national media. But while Penn seems to be appropriately prominent in the realms of news and reality-based television, our alma mater remains relatively irrelevant to mainstream pop culture. Or, at least, until this past Monday.
Raina Thorpe, a brand new character revealed on this week’s “Gossip Girl,” went to Wharton. An inevitable love interest for Chuck Bass and the daughter of a billionaire being positioned to do financial battle with the Bass/Van Der Woodsen family — Raina is the kind of character that it isn’t hard to imagine prancing down Locust, having to make the impossible decision between Theta and Tabard and eventually being a shoe-in for Wharton’s notoriously Scene-y Lantern Senior Society. But what’s so great about that? Read the rest of this entry »
Former Penn Softball Players Cameo In New Movie-- Christina Khosravi (C '08) and Kaelin Ainley (C '07) are set to appear in the upcoming romantic comedy "How Do You Know," starring Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson. Our friends over at The Buzz have the full scoop here!
Mark Waters is, like, so fetch. Yup, the director of Mean Girls, the best movie ever made (other than Hocus Pocus), went to Penn. A Class of 1986 alum, he was pre-med but then switched his interests over to avant-garde theater. Naturally.
Other than his magnum opus, his projects include 500 Days of Summer (JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, THAT’S WHAT’S UP), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Freaky Friday. Wait – two movies with LiLo right before she developed a sweet tooth for nose candy? Sounds a little suspicious… Whatever, Mark Waters is the visionary of the century, and we can only hope that Mean Girls 2 will live up to its predecessor. Too bad he didn’t direct it. Melanie Mayron did – and she doesn’t even go here!
Spotted-- Jesse Eisenberg eating at Pod and Aaron Sorkin buying Penn t-shirts at the book store. The two are in town for SPEC's screening of The Social Network, so holler at us if you've got pics of them out and about!