Sarah Moloney

Fire of Love: Volcanic Passion

””The saying goes that in romance, opposites attract. But for Katia and Maurice Krafft, this was not the case. Born in nearly the same place, at the same time, with the same passion, it seemed like the two could only have been meant for each other. Both loved volcanoes more than anything else, deciding as individuals and as a married couple to dedicate their lives to them. Katia and Maurice worked as volcanologists, scientists that study active volcanoes, and they documented much of their explorations within films, books, photographs, and more. It is this documentation that has been compiled to create the documentary Fire of Love (2022). Though the couple died in 1991 during the volcanic eruption of Mount Unzen doing what they loved, their memory lives on through this beautifully stitched-together archival footage. Fire of Love celebrates all levels of life and love, from the big - volcanoes and the earth they emerge from - to the small - humans and their unique bonds.

The Glee Renaissance: And That’s What You REALLY Missed

””Glee first aired in 2009 and had its final episode in 2015, but it still remains a pop culture fixture. There is something about the show, as well as its characters and cast, that continues to resonate with audiences even today. Sure, Glee is not perfect. There are simply too many lines of dialogue, plot points, and song choices that would not fly in 2022. But it was, and remains, a cultural reset. No TV show at the time was anything like Glee, and there hasn’t been anything like it since. Something about a show choir full of high school misfits dealing with serious issues (and some not-so-serious teenage drama), all while singing musical hits from decades ago to now, really speaks to viewers of all ages and backgrounds.

Ghost Files: The Boys are Back, and Better Than Ever

”” Join Buzzfeed Unsolved’s Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej on their new show Ghost Files. Together, they investigate different haunted locations using a range of ghost-hunting tech while regaling viewers with the history of the site. The two wile away the time (and the fear) by bickering and bantering, poking fun at each other and any ghouls in the vicinity. Each episode features haunting evidence as well as absolute hilarity, making it the perfect watch for the spooky season!

Queen Elizabeth II Through the Camera Lens

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September 8th, 2022 marked an important date in history, as it was the day Queen Elizabeth II passed away. She was the longest-reigning monarch in Britain, with 70 years and 214 days on the throne, as well as the longest-reigning female monarch in the world. Elizabeth II was crowned at the age of 25 after the death of her father and reigned through many defining historical moments. These include the decolonization of Africa, the entrance and withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union, multiple wars, and the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re interested in seeing her life showcased on screen, here are some of the best documentaries and historical dramas about Queen Elizabeth II…

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: The Origin of One

””The end of the 20th century saw the creation of a ton of queer musicals, featuring LGBTQ+ characters and stories on stage and on screen. Many are known to those outside of the musical theater community, such as the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Rent, while others tend to be known by Broadway fans only. Hedwig and the Angry Inch falls into the latter category. Despite being a bit lesser known, Hedwig remains a powerful story that still resonates with audiences today, dealing with topics like longing, loss, acceptance, and self-love.

Full Circle Film Festival

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Do you have a passion for filmmaking? Would you like to see your work up on the big screen? Then there is an event coming up just for you! FSU’s Student Life Cinema, in partnership with Aquila Entertainment, presents the Full Circle Film Festival on September 29th. This is an opportunity for all aspiring filmmakers to submit their short films for consideration and get to network with other like-minded people. And even if you aren’t a filmmaker yourself, this is a wonderful chance to see what your peers are capable of creating.