Film festivals, student projects and a new cinema are putting the Quad Cities on the international filmmaking map

Over the past nine years, Quad Cities students with the Urban Exposure Independent Film Project have amassed a filmography equivalent to a small studio. “I think that we have 30-something films that we’ve made,” said Gaye Shannon Burnett, co-founder of […]

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Elizabeth Catlett documentary captures a trailblazing UI grad who helped shape the 20th century art world

In a new documentary on artist Elizabeth Catlett, Heather Nickels, a curator at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, remarks that Catlett’s mission as a sculptor and printmaker was to excavate the stories of “nameless and faceless” Black women. Standing […]

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