Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood Film & Discussion Series
25 Nov 2018
Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood is a film and discussion series hosted by Devin Oâ€™Leary, chief film critic at the Weekly Alibi. Following screening of the feature film, Oâ€™Leary and a guest reporter or scholar will explore how journalism is represented through cinema. The series examines the role of the press in democratic societies and invites the audience to engage in conversation with the guests about theÂ future of journalism.
Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood takes place once a month on Sundays at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque. The series runs through November.Â
Devin D. Oâ€™Leary has served as the film section editor and chief film critic for the Weekly Alibi newspaper in Albuquerque, NM for 25 years. Last year, he took over as the paperâ€™s managing editor. He has been the booker and host for Midnight Movie Madness at Guild Cinema since 2002. He was the founder of the Alibi Short Film Fiesta and served as its curator for 10 years. Mr. Oâ€™Leary spend the summer of 2008 in Hong Kong co-teaching a class on the history of Hong Kong film to a group of filmmaking students from New Mexico State University. He has written and produced four independent feature films here in New Mexico.
This FREEÂ program is part of theÂ Journalism, Democracy and the Informed CitizenÂ series made possible byÂ the â€œDemocracy and the Informed Citizenâ€? initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils.Â The initiative seeks to deepen the publicâ€™s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.
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