City Winery Chicago Creatively Pairs Wine with Film

Ginger Baker Film Event Photo Credit: Sarah Adamson

This unique venue offers live music, film previews, brunch, dinner, wine/dinner events, comedy events and more. There’s valet parking but we found plenty on the street. I’ll … Read more

Bruce Vilanch Interview On the Set of “Scrooge & Marley”

On the Set of “Scrooge & Marley”

I’ve always enjoyed the hustle and bustle of a movie location set and visiting the set of “Scrooge & Marley” was certainly an early Christmas present. Upon entering … Read more

48th Annual Chicago International Film Festival 2012 Huge Success

Chicago International Film Festival Boasts Big Name Talent and Outstanding Global Films

The 48th Annual Chicago International Film Festival, held October 11- 22 2012, was attended by the staff of Sarah’s Backstage Pass. The coverage … Read more

Jim Belushi Interview-The Comedy Bar

Without a doubt Jim Belushi is a household name.  An icon of comedy, acting, and music, he is best known for his roles in About Last Night…, Red Heat, According to Jim, and his revival … Read more

TBS Just For Laughs Festival 2012, Vince Vaughn and Aziz Ansari

“Say something funny.”  “Tell me a joke.”  Comedians are often put on the spot and requests like these can cause them to cringe, for even they can’t be funny all the time. But this weekend … Read more

84th Academy Award Variety Charity Event- 2012

Hollywood Palms Annual Academy Award Viewing Party Fundraiser

The stars were shinning brightly Sunday evening, Feb. 26 at Hollywood Palms Theater in Naperville as event attendees came out to support Variety Children’s Charity while viewing … Read more

CFCA Awards

The Chicago Film Critics Awards 2012

An afternoon press conference with James Earl Jones, Jason Segel and Dennis Farina was the first event starting at 3pm in the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Jan. 7. A … Read more

On the Red Carpet with Will Smith, Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith in Chicago

Last Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Chicago AMC River East Theater was the site of the Red Carpet event for the new film, “The Karate Kid.” The weather was a bit warm, but that didn’t bother … Read more

Chicago Windie City Shootout 72 Hour Film Contest , Sarah Knight Adamson serves on Film Jury

The Windie City Shootout 72 Hour film contest provided an opportunity for filmmakers to create, edit and produce a film in 72 Hours. Big price money was offered totally $28,000 in cash awards.

The WCS … Read more

Spike Lee Speaks at North Central College

Filmmaker Spike Lee speaks at North Central College

If you ever have the chance to listen to Spike Lee speak, then go. He’s the kind of guy that has opinions and isn’t afraid to express … Read more

IMAX Opening in Naperville ShowPlace 16 – Sign up to get FREE tickets to “Megamind”

Megamind Poster

In honor of the new IMAX opening an official “blue” ribbon cutting ceremony (by Mayor George Pradel) and the proclamation of ‘Blue Day’ will take place prior to a free private screening of … Read more

On the set of “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp

If you happened to walk onto the film set of “Public Enemies” you’d find menu items at Bob Elfemans Diner written as American Cheese Sandwich 20¢ and Fried Ham Sandwich 50¢. This was one of … Read more