The Renegade Rip

“The Hate U Give” captures both discrimination and racial biases

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

“The Hate U Give” realistically captured the tension and discrimination between law enforcement and the black community. It also included the experience of a black teenager being around predominantly whites and the experience of being in a neighborhood ran by drug lords. For the most part, director George Tillman Jr. and screenplay writer Audrey Wells did a good job...

“The Nun” doesn’t come through with good scares

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 13, 2018

“The Nun,” a horror film released Sept. 7, is not as great as it would seem. The movie is a spinoff of the Conjuring and part of the Conjuring universe. The film is set in 1952 and tells of a demon that resides in a church, killing nuns. The film explains the nun from the conjuring is part of the storyline in the universe it is shared in. The film starts with two nuns...

“First Girl I Loved” inspires discussion about sexual identity and more

Paige Atkison, Reporter

April 15, 2018

Bakersfield College hosted a showing of the film “First Girl I Loved,” followed by a discussion with the filmmaker on Thursday, April 12. The film screening was hosted by the Bakersfield LGBTQ and Helen Acosta, faculty coordinator and the chair of the Communication department. “First Girl I Loved” is an independent film that follows the high-schooler, Anne, played...

“The Masks You Live In” encourages discussion about men who hide their feelings

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 11, 2018

Men do not feel authentic in their relationships. They feel like they have to hide their feelings to fit a societal model for validation and to blend in with other men, but those who do it, are living and suffering in silence, according to the documentary film, “The Masks You Live In,” by writer, director, producer Jennifer Seibel Newsom. Both educators and students...

Olmos Productions is looking to cast extras for two scenes that will be filmed in Bakersfield

Edward James Olmos, actor and producer, is looking for extras to fill two scenes which
film crew will shoot in Bakersfield at Crystal Palace and Casa Blanca Nightclub, on March 5.
Olmos will play a Mexican immigrant in the Devil Has a Name, by Olmos Productions.

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018

Olmos Productions and Edward James Olmos, movie director and actor of “The Devil Has a Name,” a future dark comedy film, are looking to cast extras...

Dawn Schiller shares a message of hope for victims of human trafficking

Dawn Schiller human survivor of Human Trafficking,  speaks to a packed auditorium at the Maya Cinemas on Jan. 29.

Sabrina Lopez, Reporter

February 28, 2018

Community members filed in Bakersfield’s own Maya theatre on Jan. 29 to hear Dawn Schiller, a human trafficking survivor, share her story.  The theater...

Warren Miller film shown on campus inspire adventure

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Phi Theta Kappa and the Central Council of Ski and Sports Clubs presented sports filmmaker Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” at the Bakersfield College Panorama Camups on Jan. 22. This is the latest work in Miller’s 60-year portfolio of more than 750 sports films, as well as books, articles, and non-fiction stories about skiing, snowboarding, and the people who are...

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