The Oscars Best Picture Nominees: What They Say About Us, Our Culture, & God.

Scientific Geniuses rising up despite opposition, overthrowing racial barriers, and boys learning what it is to be men, or men coming to terms with mortality are just some of the themes of this year’s Best Picture Nominees. The 2014 year in film was dubbed a box office failure, but this year’s Best Pictures defy the numbers with […]

Oh the Horrors: Vampire and Zombie MoviesPodcast: Live At Hales Segment

Host Dick Staub and guests discuss "Oh the Horrors": vampire and zombie movies as a genre, and a commentary on culture and on US! Guests include Jeffrey Overstreet, film critic, author, Jennie Spohr producer of TKM, film critic & ordained Presbyterian clergy, and first-timer: Dr. Christine Chaney associate professor of English and chair of the […]

Five Minutes on the "The Way, Way Back." Live from Sundance Film Festival 2013

Our three film critics – Dick Staub, Josh Staub (Director of Look and Light at Disney Animation) and Jason Valles (Founder, Third Floor Inc.) start off discussing the distinction between a "film" and a "movie" and which has a higher value. With that settled, we find out what they though about the film, "The Way, […]

Review: "Breath In" – Live from Sundance Film Festival

The film "Breathe In" explores the tensions of music, intimacy, responsibility and fidelity. In short, "When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever." It has been picked up for distribution and so will be coming to a […]

O Coen Brothers, Where Art God? A Conversation Between Matt Zoller Seitz and Jeffrey Overstreet

Live at Sundance Film Festival 2013: "Gideon's Army"

Dick Staub sits down Josh Staub (Director of Look and Light at Disney Animation) and Jason Valles (Founder, Third Floor Inc.) to discuss their thoughts and experience in viewing "Gideon's Army." It  "follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in […]

"The Artist's Life." Live At Hales: What is it like to make your living with your art?

What is it like to make your living with your art? The fame? The fortune? The Limos? Each of us has a unique creativity but only a few pursue their artistic impulses… and only a few of those are able to make their living at it. The rest wonder—chip away at their novel, poem, songwriting, […]

Live from Sundance Film Fest 2013: Religion at Sundance

We start off our Sundance Series as Dick Staub sits down Josh Staub (Director of Look and Light at Disney Animation) and Jason Valles (Founder, Third Floor Inc.) to briefly talk about the various films at the  Sundance Film Festival and how they interact with faith and religion. Some of the films they discuss are "C.O.G.,""This is Martin […]

The Oscars: The Theologies of the 2013 Best Pictures Nominations. Live at Hales Ales

Our annual film blitz on the Oscar's picks for Best Film and what they say about the world we live in today. A lively conversation about: Amour, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. With host Jennie Spohr and panelists Dr. Christine Chaney, Jeffrey Overstreet and Dr. Jeff Keuss. Podcast: Play […]

"Everything You Wanted To Know About Film Festivals But Were Afraid To Ask" Live from The Windrider Forum

Host Dick Staub leads a discussion on "everything you want to know about film festivals bit were afraid to ask," with Jeff Sparks, founder of the Heartland Film Festival; emerging filmmaker Josh Weigel, whose film The Butterfly Circus won awards for best short film and audience favorite at Heartland 2010; Ralph Winter, veteran Hollywood filmmaker […]