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

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

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

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

Click here to read the article on RogerEbert.com!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 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

Top 10 Movies of 2012

Top 10 Movies of 2012

1. Zero Dark Thirty– The gripping tale of the 10 year search for Osama bin Laden.

2. Argo-Ben Affleck’s film centering on the 1979 hostage crisis.

3. Lincoln-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

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

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

83rd Oscar Event Doubles its Charity Revenues, Sarah Knight Adamson Hosts

 

The Winner’s are the Children Who Will Receive Adaptive Bikes and Wheelchairs

If you’ve ever dreamed of attending the Academy Awards in Hollywood, there’s no need to book a fight. Located in Naperville, the … Read more