Trevor Leuzinger

Trevor Leuzinger is the movies editor for Student Life.

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Now hear this!: Indie rock band Local Natives play The Pageant tonight

California five-piece Local Natives are making their return to St. Louis on Thursday, April 24. They played Loufest in 2013 and have been continuing their tour in support of last year’s album, “Hummingbird.” They put on a great show at Loufest, so if you missed them then or just want to see them in a more intimate venue, this is the chance.

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WUSTL alum and director David Donnelly talks new documentary

He stands alone, preparing for the exertion to come. The noise of the crowd makes its way to the hallway as he walks towards the stage. If not for the tuxedo, Paavo Jarvi could be an athlete in the midst of his pregame ritual. Jarvi is one of the best conductors in the world and the focus in the new documentary “Maestro,” which opens with the above scene.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ finale has its ups and downs

After nine seasons, “How I Met Your Mother” has finally come to a close. The last few seasons started to drag and lose their charm, but the extended goodbye of this season had enough moments to make it worth it. Those moments were almost all due to the mother, whose name we finally learned: Tracy McConnell, played by Cristin Milioti.

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African Film Festival to include short and feature films, director Q&A

This coming weekend marks the ninth annual African Film Festival on Washington University’s campus, sponsored by the African and African-American studies and film and media studies departments, the African Students Association and the Brown School African Students Association. From March 28-30, films will be screened in Brown 100 starting at 7 p.m.

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First annual Jewish Film Festival to kick off this weekend

Organized by an independent group led by sophomore Ari Allen, this weekend’s Jewish Film Festival is designed to provide cultural programming for Jewish students who are less interested in religious programs.

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Now Hear This!: The Head and the Heart

Fall is finally in the air, and what better way to celebrate the change of seasons than a concert with a band whose sound brings to mind falling leaves? The Head and the Heart is a member of the indie-folk revival with a sound at the intersection of Mumford & Sons and fellow Northwesterners Fleet Foxes.

Now Hear This!: Nine Inch Nails

Where: Chaifetz Arena When: Tuesday, October 1st 7:30 pm, doors at 6:30 Price: $37.50 and up The band/man that brought industrial music to the masses is coming to St. Louis. After a four-year hiatus, Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor’s most famous project, came back with a new album this year, “Hesitation Marks.

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Album review: ‘Spreading Rumours’ by Grouplove

Grouplove skyrocketed to fame in 2011 with its infectious single, “Tongue Tied.” Its second album, “Spreading Rumours,” has some of the California beach-pop sound that made the group initially popular, but it also explores a wide variety of other genres from the synth-based sound so common in indie music today to fuzzed-out post-punk.

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Now Hear This!: Daughter

Tired? Sad? Bummed about the start of fall and all the work you’re going to have this semester? Well, Sunday may not be a great day to see a concert (especially given all that work you have), but if you want to wallow in self-pity, consider doing so with a bunch of other people this weekend at Plush.

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Wash. U. Alum Bernardi Finds Success at Pixar Studios

Chris Bernardi is no stranger to Student Life. Not long after his graduation from Washington University in 1985, he was interviewed for a story on a local St. Louis band, Big Fun, with which he played. Today, the onetime biology major has an even better job with Pixar Animation Studios as a technical director of set shading. What is set shading, you ask?

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