23rd Critics Choice Awards 2018 Posted to RogerEbert.com

Women and a Child Actress Rocked the 23rd Critics Choice Awards

What a joy to attend the Critics Choice Awards on the heels of the women-driven Golden Globes Awards earlier in the week, as women … Read more

Red Carpet Event WE TV Chicago by Patty Babin

Red Carpet ‘WE TV Chicago’ 

SarahsBackstagePass on the Red carpet, Wednesday, August 16 at 6:00 pm at the Flamingo Rum Club in Chicago, some of the most recognizable and philanthropic singles were being honored at … Read more

Pixar Animation Studios Steve Jobs Theater Visit

An Invitation to Attend a Film Screening at Pixar Studios

Don’t you just love it when the sun, the moon, and the stars all align? Typically, I receive special film screening notices fairly regularly that … Read more

Che “Rhymefest” Smith Red Carpet Interview-‘In My Father’s House’ by Patty Babin

The Journey of Family, Truth and Forgiveness

Here’s a rap tribute is to a man who inspires with not only his film but also his grace, humanity, and dignity. Che “Rhymefest” Smith is a hip-hop … Read more

87th Academy Awards Telecast to Benefit Variety of Illinois Children’s Charity Celebrates 10 Years

The 10th Annual Variety of Illinois Oscar Charity Event orchestrated by Angelique Barthel, Executive Director of Variety of Illinois was a colossal success. The Red Carpet was rolled out February 22 for the live telecast … Read more

Chicago Comedy Film Festival: Love Is Strange

More often than not the road to love is a winding one, with some combination of thrilling attractions, disheartening breakdowns, dead ends and head-scratching u-turns along the way.  The 4th annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival … Read more

2nd Chicago Critics Film Festival

Calling all film buffs! This Friday, May 9 is opening night for the second annual Chicago Film Critics Film Festival. Due to the fact that I’m a member of the Association and have a strong … Read more

Spider-Man in Chicago for Earth Hour 2014!

Chicago is always an exciting place to be, whether you are checking out blues music and festivals, sporting events, cutting-edge cuisine or spending a day at the beach. It’s no wonder that Chicago was chosen … Read more

Paddle Your Own Canoe – An Evening with Nick Offerman

On Friday Oct. 4, 2013 the Unabridged Bookstore and the Music Box Theatre teamed up to host the incredibly funny and razor-sharp vocabulist Nick Offerman to celebrate his new book “Paddle Your Own Canoe.”  As … Read more

48 Hour Film Project-Jury Member Sarah Knight Adamson Reflects

Yes, in just 48 hours, filmmakers around the globe compete in teams to create a film that will wow judges and audiences. Launched in 2001 in Washington, DC as a competition among friends by filmmakers … Read more

The 1st Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival

Sarah’s Backstage Pass is pleased to report that the first annual Chicago Critics Film Festival was a true success! The three-day festival from April 12-14th at Muvico Rosemont was comprised of more than 20 features … Read more

Chicago Film Critics: Sarah Knight Adamson and Jessica Aymond Host Film With a View Series – Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho”

On April 3, 2013 Chicago Film Critics Sarah Adamson and Jessica Aymond hosted the Film With a View series at Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton. The pair presented the original classic, “Psycho” by Alfred Hitchcock … Read more

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