The sunset, a beautiful sandy beach. Their eyes meet and it is true love. Two weeks later they have overcome some ornery obstacles only to find that they are even more in love. Every problem guides their love at first sight. They get married (still in bliss) have two kids and they live happily ever after. This is the common scenario in every love story that comes across the big screen today.
I have been a resident of the city of La Verne for almost five years and I am a recent applicant to the University of La Verne. I am writing in regards to Edwards Cinemas’ selective showing of films. I, too, made the observation that the theater was not showing movies of diverse ethnicity.
A college community is known for fostering diversity and challenging traditional ways of thinking. In a city such as La Verne, with a university within its boundaries, not to mention schools in the neighboring cities of Claremont and Pomona, diversity should be encouraged everywhere, but this is not entirely the case.
According to some faculty and community members, moviegoers in La Verne have not received exposure to a full range of quality movies, due to booking policies at the La Verne Edwards Cinema which have excluded many movies of ethnic, artistic and international distinction since its opening nearly two years ago.
“Can’t we all just get along?”
Yes, I know this phrase has been over-used and has lost any serious value since the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Yet, it was this phrase alone that kept running through my head time and time again after watching John Singleton’s thought-provoking film “Higher Learning.”
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.