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Film Talks, Fall 2018

Location: Alkek 105/106

Free Admission

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Film TBA 

Honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month and the new Latina/o Studies Minor

Tuesday, September 25, 20182:00 PM - 5:00 PM

There will be a discussion following the film.

Discussion leader / facilitator:

  • Dr. Gloria Martinez, Sociology

 

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Film TBA 

Wednesday, October 31, 20182:00 PM - 5:00 PM

There will be a discussion following the film.

Discussion leaders / facilitators: TBA

 


Unlocking the Cage Unlocking the Cage movie poster

Tuesday, November 6, 20182:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights, Steve and his legal team are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a "thing" with no rights to a "person" with legal protections. Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve's impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man's lifelong quest to protect "nonhuman" animals" (rottentomatoes.com).

There will be a discussion following the film.

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Film Talks, Spring 2018

Location: Alkek 105/106

Free Admission

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Get Out 

Nominated for three 2018 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, and Lead Actor

Tuesday, February 13, 20182:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined" (rottentomatoes.com).

There will be a discussion following the film.

Discussion leaders / facilitators:

Dept of English:

  • Dr. Graeme Wend-Walker
  • Mr. Eric Wallenstein
  • Dr. Kathleen McClancy

Dept of Philosophy:

  • Dr. Vincent Luizzi
  • Ms. Joi Jones
  • Ms. Carrie Crisp

Dept of Political Science:

  • Dr. Ashleen Bagnulo

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Film: East Side Sushi East Side Sushi movie poster

Thursday, March 22, 20185:30 PM - 8:30 PM

"East Side Sushi introduces us to Juana, a working-class Latina single mother. Forced to give up her fruit-vending cart in order to find a more secure job, Juana lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local Japanese restaurant and discovers a whole new world of cuisine and culture, as well as a new friend. While working in the restaurant's kitchen, Juana secretly observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to make a multitude of sushi. Her creativity sparked, Juana's re-ignited passion for food drives her to want more from her job and her life. Eventually, she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the "wrong" race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream" (rottentomatoes.com).

There will be a discussion following the film.

Discussion leaders / facilitators: Liz King & Rory Elliot

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Oklahoma City

Wednesday, April 18, 20182:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh, a former soldier deeply influenced by the literature and ideas of the radical right, parked a Ryder truck with a five-ton fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. Moments later, 168 people were killed and 675 were injured in the blast. OKLAHOMA CITY traces the events--including the deadly encounters between American citizens and law enforcement at Ruby Ridge and Waco--that led McVeigh to commit the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. With a virulent strain of anti-government anger still with us, the film is both a cautionary tale and an extremely timely warning" (rottentomatoes.com).

There will be a discussion following the film.

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Film Talks, Fall 2017

Location: Alkek 105/106

Free Admission

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Fall 2017 Film Talks Line-up


Wednesday, September 20, 20172:00 PM - 5:00 PM"In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech."

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Monday, October 09, 20172:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Embrace Movie Poster"Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it made it into the festival directors’ top 5 picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary. Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies."

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Wednesday, October 25, 20172:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Beware the Slenderman is a documentary which won the 2016 Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award and was nominated for 2016 SXSW Gamechanger Award.

Beware the Slenderman tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website."

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Thursday, November 02, 20172:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"The Netflix film 13TH was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2017 Academy Awards, and it earned multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations, among other honors. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Directed by Ava DuVernay and featuring numerous public figures, including Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson, Cory Booker, Newt Gingrich, and Henry Louis Gates."

13TH ties into the 2017-2018 Common Experience: "The Search for Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century"

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