Category Archives: Hillsdale Film Festival

Friday Fotos

I’m not feeling well. Probably a mild case of the flu. Can’t really concentrate. But here are two photos from Hillsdale College that should give you an inkling of what a very special place it is. An inspiring sculpture of George Washington on the Hillsdale Campus. A belated happy birthday to Offspring #3. Her birthday […]

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Hillsdale College: The Films of 1939, Day Four

A bit more about the history of Hillsdale College. A higher percentage of Hillsdale students enlisted during the Civil War than from any other western college. Of the more than 400 who fought for the Union, four won the Congressional Medal of Honor, three became generals and many more served as regimental commanders. Sixty gave […]

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Hillsdale College: The Films of 1939, Day Three

Hillsdale has a fine athletics program, baseball, footbal, basketball, track and field, etc. But what grabs my heart is their shooting range. At Hillsdale your practice the Second Amendment. Here is your faithful screenwriter observing the range, getting ready to shoot trap. I’m using a Beretta 12 gauge shotgun. The clay flies at about 40mph, […]

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Hillsdale College: The Films of 1939, Day Two

Hillsdale College. The imposing but elegant Central Hall houses the administrative offices. I know it looks like classic MGM, but it’s actually Second Empire architectural style. No tattoos. No body piercings. That’s the first thing that hits me about the students here at Hillsdale College. This is an environment that is free from self-mutilations, an […]

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Seraphic Secret Visits Hillsdale College: The Films of 1939

Hillsdale College Campus. I’m in Michigan, on assignment for Big Hollywood, to cover a four-day film festival presented by The Center for Constructive Alternatives at Hillsdale College. For the next few days I will screen some landmark films from 1939, arguably, Hollywood’s greatest year, and attend lectures by distinguished film scholars. First impressions: Hillsdale is […]

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