Michael Phillips: Why Go to the Movies?

Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Event Info

Admission

$10

Venue

Elmhurst College - Frick Center, Founders Lounge

190 Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, 

IL 

60126

Presenter

Elmhurst College
630-279-4100

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

In an age when any blockbuster or indie film can be summoned up to your computer, TV or smart phone, are we witnessing the end of a favorite American pastime—going to the movies?

On Thursday, April 25, "Chicago Tribune" film critic Michael Phillips will explore film-industry trends, the impact of technology, and what it all means for Hollywood and the rest of us.
 
In addition to his work at the "Tribune," Phillips was co-host of the long-running, nationally syndicated TV show "At the Movies" in its final season, after filling in for host Roger Ebert off and on since 2006. Phillips also covers movies for CLTV and can be heard most Fridays on WGN-AM. He guest-hosted the popular filmspotting.net podcast (broadcast on WBEZ-91.5 FM), and has been a guest on a variety of programs including "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," “Entourage," "The View," "Charlie Rose," BBC radio, MSNBC and Chicago's ABC-TV Channel 7.
 
Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College’s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400 full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.
 
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