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Saturday, May 3 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reaching Critical Mass: Film Critics Facing The Digital Age LIMITED

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This panel explores the influence of 21st Century film criticism, plus the challenges critics face--including the abundance of indie films, the diversity of online opinions, and ever-changing media platforms.

This panel is sponsored by the Chicago Acting in Film Meetup NFP (CAFM).  Founded in 2007, with the goal of helping its members become smarter Chicago actors, CAFM has become the premier co-mentoring and educational group for working film actors in Chicago. www.chicagoactinginfilm.org.


Speakers
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David Fowlie

David has been reviewing movies for online viewing for the past eight years and in 2010 he co-founded Keeping It Reel (www.keeping-it-reel.com), a website where all his reviews can be found. He is the main writer and editor-in-chief of the site and also contributes reviews to fanboyplanet.comand hollywoodchicago.com. He has discussed movies on local Chicago podcasts and has been a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association since August... Read More →
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Brandon Harris

Brandon Harris, Brooklyn based and Cincinnati bred, is a Contributing Editor at Filmmaker Magazine and the director of Redlegs, a New York Times Critic’s Pick. He makes a mean brunch on Sundays.
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Erika S. Olson

Erika Olson has been a film critic, movie blogger and social media writer for Redbox since 2008. She also discusses movies on WGN Radio's Bill Moller Show each Saturday. She became a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2010 and was asked to join its board in 2013. Before she began her writing career, she spent over a decade working on marketing and Internet strategies for companies in the financial services industry. Her book... Read More →
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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer is the head film critic and features editor at HEAVEmedia, a Chicago-based pop culture site. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from DePaul University through their Media & Cinema Studies program in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He previously lectured at Facets Multi-Media as part of the Night School series of late-night film lectures (2010-2013), discussing films like Myra Breckinridge, Black Dynamite... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Collaboraction Theater 1579 N Milwaukee, Suite 300