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.