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Izaac Wang appears in Dìdi (弟弟) by Sean Wang, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Sean Wang brilla en Sundance con “Dìdi”

Maria Mantilla and Lexie Andrew February 1, 2024

"Dìdi", dirigida por Sean Wang, se estrenó mundialmente el 25 de enero en el Festival de Sundance de este año, y también estuvo disponible en Internet hasta el 28 de enero. "Dìdi" es una película...

Sean Wang, director of Dìdi (弟弟), an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Alexandria Lior.

Sean Wang shines at Sundance with “Dìdi”

Lexie Andrew, Culture Editor February 1, 2024

“Dìdi,” directed by Sean Wang, had its world premiere Jan. 25 at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and was also available online until Jan. 28. “Dìdi” is a coming-of-age film about a Taiwanese...

Two of the Chinese vampire movies available to watch in the Wildcat Theater.

Cross-cultural creature features

February 21, 2023

Every Monday, Weber State University students can catch a screening of hand-selected Chinese vampire movies in the Wildcat Theater. Blair Sterrett, a film professor at Weber State, hosts these screenings...

Criaturas interculturales

Nathanael Stout, Traductor February 21, 2023

Cada lunes, los estudiantes de la universidad Weber State pueden ver una proyección de una película china de vampiros de una colección seleccionada a mano. Blair Sterrett, un profesor cinematográfico...

Lunafest film festival celebrates women’s rights

Ally Nelson October 26, 2020

Weber State University’s Women’s Center presented their fifth annual Lunafest film festival Oct. 21. Lunafest features films by, for and about women.Of the 175 cities in the country who participate,...

Many films with diverse casts have had low box office ratings in Utah despite widespread success. Despite that, stories like these have inspiring messages to be sent to audiences that need to be heard. (Alli Rickards / The Signpost)

Beyond the screen: why movie theaters in Utah lack color

Ally Nelson February 12, 2020

Box offices are determined by individual ticket sales. Utah's lack of ticket sales for films with diverse leads is very telling of our culture.My family made sure I grew up culturally aware, especially...

Deaf filmmaker’s latest work advocates greater cause

Nathaniel Cragun March 4, 2016

Stepping foot in a movie theater to watch a motion picture can be an incredible experience. The visuals, the story and the sound all play into bringing a director’s vision to life. Imagine a movie...

When Hollywood was Original

Amanda Lowder August 3, 2015

Hollywood is starting to get to the point where they’re overstepping their boundaries. Within the last few years, about half the films that are released are adaptations, remakes or reboots. It seems...

6 must-see foreign films

March 1, 2015

I gained a love and appreciation for foreign films when I was in high school, after watching the 2007 biopic “La Vie en Rose.” When my French teacher brought this film up in class one day, I was...

WSU students opt for non-horror Halloween films

October 14, 2014

The horror film “Annabelle” hit $37 million on its opening weekend, and WSU students have undoubtedly contributed to that number. But for some students, modern horror films are too much to handle. “During...

Simonson Says: Why "The Hunger Games" marks an important achievement

March 24, 2012

Along with the rest of the world, I went and saw what I think can safely be called the movie of the year — because all the other big movie events of the year are sequels to the movies of other years...

Abstract Academic: Real movies are coming back

September 16, 2011

Things come back into fashion: skinny jeans, rompers, Robert Downey Jr., mod furniture, Battlestar Galactica, Jaclyn Smith’s hairstyle and thick-framed glasses. And, when I saw Super 8 this summer, the...

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