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Oscar Trivia Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

April 18th, 2021

Calling all movie fanatics! Before you watch the award show, brush up on your Oscar trivia with us on Monday, April 19th at 6:30 pm! All questions will be based on who won an Oscar or what movie won an Oscar. You can play alone or you can form a team. Trivia will be played on Zoom. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-oscartrivia Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com... Read More

BREAKING: Documentary Scored by Ambrose Composer Earns 2021 Oscar Nomination

March 15th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: St. Ambrose University music professor Bill Campbell awoke to some great news Monday morning. The 2020 documentary for which he wrote music, “Hunger Ward,” is among five 93rd-annual Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary, Short Subject. Campbell was among the film crew that attended the 91st-annual Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, in February 2019, when the second film in the refugee trilogy, “Lifeboat” (2018), was nominated in the same category. “The movies that are nominated for the Documentary Short are really — all of them – absolutely amazing films,”... Read More

Urban Exposure to Showcase Female Filmmakers on Facebook March 15 and 22

March 15th, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Urban Exposure Independent Film Project and Azubuike Arts is screening eight short films written and directed by the summer program’s young women. The festival will be streamed for free on Facebook on Monday, March 15 and 22 at 6 p.m. Each screening will be followed by a conversation between the first-time filmmakers, host Gaye Shannon Burnett (president of Azubuike African American Council for the Arts), and a special guest independent filmmaker. An online interactive Q&A will follow the short films with the Facebook Live audience. “This is first time... Read More

St. Ambrose Music Professor Looks Back on 2019 Oscar Night, Considers A 2021 Nomination

February 24th, 2021

Bill Campbell attended the 91st-annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles exactly two years ago, Feb. 24, 2019. And he may be part of another Oscar nominee this spring. “It was quite an amazing experience to be part of it,” he said of the 2019 event Wednesday. “Throughout the whole day and night, I kept reminding myself, I’m here because I wrote music for a film that’s all about trying to help people. And that felt good. “It did feel a little bit odd being there and celebrating it, but we worked hard for it and that was good,” Campbell said. “It was really... Read More

Follow Your Dreams, Then Keep Going

February 26th, 2019

Whether from a childhood mentor, a speech at the Oscars, or that poster hanging in the office collecting dust, one phrase is repeated to us over and over throughout our lives – “Follow Your Dreams”.  But what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that if you are reading this while sitting at a job you don’t enjoy or looking around at the laundry and dishes piling high that you aren’t following your dreams? Because seriously, who dreams about waking up and dedicating their time and energy to things that they don’t feel any type of self-gratification from? Most dreams and goals, at the... Read More

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Lost Its Critics In A Flash

February 24th, 2019

There were few Best Picture nominees at the Oscars this year more divisive than the Queen biography, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Critics, fans of the band and people who like to get irritated on social media were brutally torn up over the film, with several of them calling it “problematic.” I couldn’t agree with you more. Having seen “Bohemian Rhapsody,” I likewise found myself offended. I likewise found it very, very problematic. Predominantly for one reason. One main reason. That main reason? THEY DIDN’T INCLUDE ANYTHING ABOUT THE SONG “FLASH” FROM THE MOVIE “FLASH GORDON” IN... Read More

Who Will Oscar Smile At This Weekend? Will Q-C Boys Win Gold?

February 24th, 2019

Could two Quad-Citians bring home an Oscar to Bettendorf? This Sunday, the 91st annual Academy Awards will begin in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. CST, and “A Quiet Place,” written by Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, was nominated in the sound editing category. Unfortunately, despite a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nom, Beck and Woods weren’t nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category, and “Place” lead Emily Blunt was snubbed for an actress pick despite some buzz. The biggest surprises among the nominees were “Black Panther,” which became the first Marvel film to... Read More

Who Will Win? Oscars Include Nom For Q-C Filmmakers Beck And Woods

January 22nd, 2019

“A Quiet Place,” written by Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, was nominated in the sound editing category for the 91st Academy Awards, which announced their noms this morning. Unfortunately, despite a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nom, Beck and Woods weren’t nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category, and “Place” lead Emily Blunt was snubbed for an actress pick despite some buzz. The biggest surprises among the nominees were “Black Panther,” which became the first Marvel film to be nominated for Best Picture, although it was certainly deserved. In addition... Read More

QC Writers Of ‘A Quiet Place’ Making Noise With Guild Nom

January 7th, 2019

People are still talking and awards academies keep on cheering loudly for the movie without much dialogue, penned by two former Quad-Citians. A Quiet Place (screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, story by Woods & Beck) has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the 2019 Writers Guild of America West Awards. Other nominees in the category include Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham), Green Book (Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly), Roma (Alfonso Cuarón), and Vice (Adam McKay). The 2019 Writers Guild Awards will be presented at concurrent ceremonies... Read More

And The Oscars Will Go To…

March 4th, 2018

Sunday night, the Academy Awards will be given out in Los Angeles as millions watch from their homes. And the Oscars will go to…   Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   I think we are going to be surprised when the coveted “Three Billboards” and “The Shape of Water” get La-La-Landed on Sunday night. “Get Out” is the one that really hits this year and deals with all the right issues in all the right... Read More