TKS, Film Club hosting Chicago Tribune Film Critic Michael Phillips

Chicago Tribune Film Critic Michael Phillips will be speaking at Knox Thursday and Friday.

Chicago Tribune Film Critic Michael Phillips will be speaking at Knox Thursday and Friday.

The Knox Student and Knox College Film Club are hosting Chicago Tribune Film Critic Michael Phillips at Knox Thursday and Friday.

Before he worked at the Tribune, Phillips was a drama critic for the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He was the co-host of the TV show “At the Movies” for its final season, after several years filling in for Roger Ebert while Ebert was on medical leave. Phillips was also a three-time Pulitzer drama juror.

Phillips will have two public events during his stay at Knox, including a Q&A session with students interested in journalism. This will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Publications Office, Seymour Union.

On Friday, Phillips will have an open lecture titled “Why Go to the Movies?” — during which he will examine the question: Why go out to the movies when your smartphone and your laptop are singing a duet called “Let’s Stay In Again”?

This visit is sponsored by TKS, Film Club, the Cultural Events Committee and the Knox College Journalism Program, along with additional funding from Student Senate.

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with Patch.com, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.
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About Charlie Megenity

Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with Patch.com, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.