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

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival 2017 Preview

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival will shortly be in full swing with tickets on sale now. A new Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché plans to continue the eclectic mix of programming that has been the … 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

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Red Carpet Chicago Premiere by Alexi Rabin

On Tuesday, June 20, Chicago was transformed, literally. As I walked to work that morning, crew members were setting up a barge on the Chicago River. However, it wasn’t just a normal, freight-carrying barge. It … Read more

Oscar Blog-Part 4 Best Documentary, Best Original Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Original Score, Best Original Song

Oscar Blog Part 4-Final Oscar Blog!

Wow, Oscar weekend 2017 is here! We are very excited over here at Sarah’s Backstage Pass, as this is a huge weekend for us! We love viewing the Academy … Read more

Oscar Blog Part 3-Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design

Oscar Blog Part 3

*BEST DIRECTOR – Damien Chazelle, La La Land, Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea (Should win) Nominees: Denis Villeneuve, Arrival, Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge, Damien Chazelle, La La Land, Kenneth Lonergan, … Read more

Critics Choice Awards 2016 Santa Monica, CA Winners and Red Carpet Interviews

22nd Critics Choice Awards and Red Carpet Interviews by Sarah Knight Adamson

The 22nd Annual Critics Choice Awards, which includes the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Television Journalists Association Red [Blue] Carpet, was the spotlight … 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

Hosting the 88th Academy Awards Charity Event – Mixture of Fun and Surprises

Hollywood Blvd. Cinema and Variety Charity Viewing Party is a Huge Success and the winners are …”The Kids of Illinois”

Weather in the 60s on a Chicago winter day is a sigh of relief; especially … Read more

Top 20 Movies of 2015 and More!

Top 20 Movies of 2015−In Order of Favorites-Starting with #1

1. Spotlight Drama, based on true events. Director & screenplay credit, Tom McCarthy, Screenplay, Josh Singer. An all-star cast, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel … Read more

Chicago Film Critics Association 2015- Film Awards

The CFCA bestowed their annual awards last night after members socialized and dined at Zia’s restaurant in Chicago. The big winner of the evening was Mad Max: Fury Road, a sci-fi action film that … Read more

Chicago International Film Festival 2015-It’s a Wrap by Patty Babin

At a Glance−The 2015 Chicago International Film Festival

The energy was magnetic at the 2015 CIFF. The AMC River East was filled with press, actors, directors, producers, photographers, film lovers, volunteers, and last but not … Read more

The 51st Chicago International Film Festival Preview by Sarah Adamson

Background, Action, Rolling…the 51st Chicago International Film Festival Oct 15-29, 2015 Offers a Wide Array of Films

There’s a crisp coolness in the air, leaves are turning burnt orange and scarlet red—the sure signs of … Read more

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

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

CIMMfest 2015: A Window to the World & A Love Letter to the 808

The 2015 edition of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest), which ran April 16 – 19, wrapped up this past Sunday and was an interesting mix of slick productions with sweeping shots and … Read more

CIMMfest 2015 Preview

In the spirit of an election year here in Chicago, it’s time to bring out your inner film critic and vote for your favorites at the 2015 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) running … Read more

Hollywood: Critics’ Choice 2015 Awards Article Posted to RogerEbert.com

Check out Sarah Knight Adamson’s article on the Critics Choice Awards includes Red Carpet, Interviews, Recap of the show and more, posted to RogerEbert.com

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50th Chicago International Film Festival Recap by Kay Eller

Chicago International Film Festival Recap 2014

From opening night, October 9, 2014, until the last film on October 22, the special anniversary of the 50th Chicago International Film Festival was “film-tastic” as always! The “24” … 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

CIMMfest 2014: The Retro Route Review

Having grown up on a musical diet consisting almost exclusively of soul, Motown, and blues, it’s no surprise that I took the retro route when making my CIMMfest 2014 Must-See List, which included Boyce & 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

The Music Box Theatre and WBEZ Chicago’s Sound Opinions Present: Summer Music Film Festival 2013

Back for its third year, the Summer Music Film Festival (June 28– July 2) showcased another incredibly unique lineup of films perfect for all of the cinephiles, music lovers and history buffs out there.   This … Read more