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’ 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

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

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

82nd Academy Awards-Sarah Adamson hosts Red Carpet Event at Hollywood Palms Theater

82nd Academy Awards Honoring the Best Films of 2009 Hosted by Sarah Adamson Red Carpet Event at Hollywood Palms Theater

The Red Carpet was rolled out the Hollywood Palms Theater in Naperville, Illinois this past … Read more

K-2 Productions Fashion Week Sarah Adamson and Kay Eller Presenters

K-2 Productions Fashion Week Sarah Adamson and Kay Eller Presenters

In an effort to offer information to the community and help out with the fund raising efforts for K-2 Productions Fashion Week, Sarah Adamson and … Read more

Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg Walk the Red Carpet in Chicago Promoting the Film “Zombieland”

The Red Carpet was rolled out for the movie, “Zombieland.” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in Chicago along with hundreds of zombies. The event was held at the AMC theater on Illinois Ave, in … Read more

1st Just For Laughs Comedy Festival 2009 ‘On The Red Carpet’ with Harold Ramis, “Year One” Premiere

Sarah’s Backstage Pass attended a Red Carpet event for the premiere of the film “Year One” and the honoring of Harold Ramis the recipient of the Just For Laughs Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is … Read more