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Joe Peeler, co-director of Bad Press, and lead star and reporter, Angel Ellis, discuss the making of the film including the messaging and making.

Freedom of press shown taken for granted in ‘Bad Press’

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer April 28, 2024
Freedom of the press is an essential part of the U.S. Constitution and of any newsroom, allowing journalists to freely critique institutions and expose important issues to keep the world at large informed. However, the 2023 Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award Winner for Freedom of Expression provides a gateway to understanding how easily people can take that right for granted.
Senior Matt Minton writes about the importance of local theaters, like Cinemapolis, in fostering a sense of community.

Commentary: Cinemapolis is a space for community

By Matt Minton April 17, 2024
When I first stepped foot into Cinemapolis as an introverted first-year student struggling to find my place, I immediately felt a sense of belonging within Ithaca’s independent film scene. From greeting the smiling, dedicated faces at the box office to deciding what seasoning I wanted on my popcorn, I knew it would be just the first trip of many throughout my college years.
Cinemapolis has five screens, whereas other independent movie theaters often have one or two screens, making it possible for them to host a great array of screenings.

Cinemapolis: Films educate community

By Mariana Contreras, Assistant Life and Culture Editor April 3, 2024
Beyond just films, Cinemapolis is a theater that uses art as a medium to enrich Ithaca residents' lives. Through the theater’s screenings, it exposes the community to independent and international films that might otherwise not reach such an extensive audience. 
Editorial: The college community should take advantage of Ithacas thriving art and culture scene

Editorial: The college community should take advantage of Ithaca’s thriving art and culture scene

By The Ithacan October 18, 2023
When people picture a small city in upstate New York, it’s likely that very few envision a thriving hub of art, music, film and other cultures — unless that city is Ithaca.
Kate Donohue, executive director of Cinemapolis, is introducing Masked Tuesdays and Captioned Wednesdays to help increate and improve accessibility for all moviegoers following the pandemic.

New initiatives put accessibility on the big screen

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer February 15, 2023
In an effort to bring in prospective moviegoers following the COVID-19 pandemic, Cinemapolis has implemented new accessibility-focused initiatives.
Editorial: Cinemapolis’ new policies assist its audience vastly

Editorial: Cinemapolis’ new policies assist its audience vastly

By The Ithacan February 15, 2023
“Masked Tuesdays” and “Open Captioned Wednesdays” are very creative ways to draw the community’s attention,
Business Insider announced Jan. 19 that the Ithaca Regal theater will be closing its doors. The closure is just one of 39 across the country after Cineworld, Regals parent company, declared bankruptcy.

Regal Cinema calls it wraps at Shops at Ithaca Mall

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor February 8, 2023
It was announced Jan. 19 by Business Insider that the Ithaca Regal theater will soon be shutting its doors.
Professor Andrew Utterson will join fources with FLEFF and Cinemapolis to teach a brand new course in Spring 2023 on the history of film festivals. The course aims to include students of all majors.

New course aims to educate on film festival history

By Jess Williams, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
A new course being offered to Ithaca College students in Spring 2023 dives into the history of film festivals and the operations of the local Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF).
Brett Bossard ’95 began his position as the new executive director of Ithaca College’s Office of Alumni and Family Engagement on Sept. 19. Contributing writer Funmi Omotosho sat down with Bossard to discuss his career journey, his transition to the college and his hopes for his new role.

Director of alumni and family engagement talks career journey

By Funmi Omotosho, Contributing Writer September 27, 2022
Brett Bossard ’95 began his position as the new executive director of Ithaca College’s Office of Alumni and Family Engagement on Sept. 19.
Carlos Figueroa, associate professor and legal studies coordinator in the Department of Politics, Raza Rumi, director for the Park Center for Independent Media and Patricia Rodriguez, associate professor and chair of the Department of Politics, discuss the film.

Documentary screening shows issues seen within higher education

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor March 30, 2022
An in-person screening of the documentary “The Unmaking of a College” was held March 27 at Cinemapolis. The documentary explores the 2019 crisis at Hampshire College.
On Oct. 5, Cineworld, the parent company of Regal, announced that it would be indefinitely closing all of its locations in the United States. Cineworld cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a main contributor to the decision.

Regal Cinemas at The Shops at Ithaca Mall closes indefinitely

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer October 21, 2020
After the dust settles and COVID-19 restrictions ease, Ithaca will have fewer silver screens. The Regal Cinemas in Ithaca closed its doors indefinitely.
The 2018 film “Too Late to Die Young” was screened as a part of Cine con Cultura Latin Film Festival on  Sept. 21 and 22 at Cornell Cinema. The festival celebrates Latino filmmakers and their contributions to the industry.

Local festival celebrates Latino filmmakers

By Emily Lussier, Proofreader October 1, 2019

A group of moviegoers gathered Sept. 21 at Cornell Cinema to enjoy the film “Too Late to Die Young,” but this showing was unlike most others in Ithaca — it was in Spanish. It brought viewers into...

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