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Wednesday December 2nd

Culture


DTH Photo Illustration. A student watches "Halloweentown." With COVID-19 forcing students to get creative with their Halloween celebrations, many are opting to stay in and watch spooky movies and TV shows.

'Halloweentown' to 'Hocus Pocus': Students revisit their favorite Halloween movies

There’s something special about watching Halloween movies and episodes that guided so many people through their childhoods. From "Hocus Pocus" to "Halloweentown," seasonal movies and TV shows take the audience for a ride through the spooky season with beloved characters on the screen. The wide variety of Halloween films across genres is a positive for the movie marathons to come this season, as some people love the Halloween spirit but cannot fathom the suspense of horror movies. 

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The poster for UNC alumnus Jake Lawler's "Good Samaritans," one of the 15 films at Film Fest 919. Photo courtesy of Film Fest 919.

UNC alumnus to make film debut in Film Fest 919

This year’s Film Fest 919 will feature 15 different films, including “Good Samaritans,” in which UNC alumnus Jake Lawler stars alongside his brother and co-writer Conor Lawler, a UNC School of the Arts student. The 12-minute-long film focuses on an interaction between two strangers who debate the topic of homelessness after witnessing a homeless man being abused.

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Taylor Williams serves as 2018-2019 Senior Miss Warren County Indian Education Princess at Haliwa-Saponi Pow Wow in Hollister, NC. Photo Courtesy of Taylor Williams.

UNC Native American students celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day virtually

The Native American community of Chapel Hill came together on Monday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, which honors the histories and cultures of Native American people. Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated on the same day as the U.S. holiday, Columbus Day, a day meant to celebrate the Italian navigator and colonist Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the Americas.

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(From left) Junior communication and dramatic arts major Matthew Keith, CFA president junior Julia Stamey, and junior computer science and communications major Michael Sparks discuss a scene on the set of a project on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

UNC student filmmaker named finalist in study abroad film festival

Michael Sparks' film "My Trip to Japan" has been selected as one of three finalists in this year’s IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival. The filmmaker behind the grand prize-winning film will win $1,500. The public can vote for the winner on the festival’s website through Oct. 14. The winner will be announced live on YouTube Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. EST. 

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