Film Series: The Leopard

1963. Italy. Dir: Luchino Visconti. With Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon. 187 min.

 

The times, they are a-changin’ (in 1860s Sicily). During the tumultuous unification of Italy an aging aristocrat contemplates history, class, and his family’s legacy in the face of imminent political and social upheaval. From ballroom to battlefield, lavish cinematography and magnificent settings transmit a powerful sense of nostalgia for a bygone era.

Tonight’s screening of the digital restoration of The Leopard will be the PREMIERE SCREENING on the Goldsmith Family Cinema’s new 4K DCP (Digital Cinema Projector).

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

A Public Conversation with Silvia Federici

From Matthew Garrett:

The Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Presents: A Public Conversation with Silvia Federici. Please join us for a discussion of activism, theory, and the history and future of struggles for the commons.

Date: Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Time: 4:15PM
Place: Vanguard Lounge, Center for African American Studies, 343 High Street

Check after the jump for more information.

Call 2 Artists/Exquisite Corpse

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Some words from  Sophia “Sophia Jennings” Jennings ’16:

Method Magazine and SWERVED are teaming up with Columbia’s PostcryptArt Gallery for a Wes/CU show in NYC on October 24th. Over the course of a month, we invite you to start working on anything. It can be a story, a poem, a painting, a drawing, a photo, a beat, anything.

On September 29th, we’ll send it to NYC, where a group of Columbia artists will keep working on it. Then they’ll send it back to us by October 7th. You’ll take what they’ve done and add to it more before we send it back on October 15th. The Columbia artists will add their finishing touches and by October 24, the piece will be part of an opening at Postcrypt Gallery beneath St. Paul’s Cathedral in Morningside Heights.

If you’re interested in getting involved email msjennings[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Wednesday, September 24th.

Pep Band Info Meeting

A super-exciting, pep-filled invitation from Melanie Schaffler ’15:

Calling all students with a specific set of oral skills…. The Cardinal Players Pep Band is looking for new members.
-No auditions.
-If you don’t have an instrument, we can rent one for you.
-We only practice for an hour a week.
-Meet people who are actually willing to watch football games with you.
-We’re pretty cute.
Find out more! Come to our info meeting!

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 114

Film Series: Obvious Child

2014. USA. Dir: Gillian Robespierre. With Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann. 84 min.

 

In this humbly subversive rom-com, a twenty-something comedian gets more than she bargained for when her drunken one-night stand gets her pregnant – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Slate gives a stellar turn as a young woman adrift in her newfound adulthood, while the film balances plenty of laughs with an earnest and refreshingly honest handling of the unwanted pregnancy.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Wild Walls

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Are you curious about those wildly charming succulent walls hanging out around WesShop? Are you the succulent bandit that swiped one of those little guys right out of the wall? Are you at all interested in being part of the green wall movement at Wes?

Wild Walls, brought to you by the Wild Walls team and the brain of Kate Weiner ’15, are on a mission to share the joys of green walling with the Wesleyan community. The succulent wall is just the bud of what will become a series of “pilot” vertical pallet gardens to encourage Wesleyan to adopt green walling. During the month of September we will be building more wild walls of herbs and flowers for all to appreciate. Whether you are excited about building a pallet garden, learning about urban agriculture, or contributing to sustainability on campus, any help is much appreciated. Email kweiner[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you are interested in joining the movement.

Until then, enjoy the walls and give them your loving. Eyes peeled for succulent bandits.

Planet Hip Hop Festival

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A very cool event from the Center for the Arts:

Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including London’s spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist. Using hip hop as a platform to explore issues of social importance—faith, peace, unity, social justice—educate individuals, and inspire change, the evening concert will also feature the Nomadic Wax Collective, a live backing band that will include bass, drums, keys, guitar, and a DJ. This event is part of Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.

  • Three workshops (between 11am and 5pm): World Music Hall, located at 40 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut.
  • Concert(9pm): Fayerweather Beckham Hall, located at 55 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut. 

Preludes in Sculpture

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From Sean Winnik GRAD:

Since January of this year, Sean Winnik (’14) has been creating and recording The Preludes in Sculpture, a collection of sculptures with associated sound files chronicling their creation. They will be displayed in a gallery-style showing in Earth House on September 19th opening at noon. This is part of Sean’s goal of engaging the Wesleyan students in avant-garde performance and art outside of overly academic settings.

“I believe that there are creators of avant-garde art and people who wish to intake the avant-garde at Wesleyan, but a consistent venue where these two population can meet doesn’t really exist, or at least is hard to find. I want to change that.”

Sept 19 noon: Opening
Sept 19 7pm: Poetry
Kate Gibbel
Cherkira Lashley
Nick Martino
Jaime de Venecia

8-to-8 FINAL Information Session

Last chance to join 8-to-8!

It’s your last chance to join the 8-to-8 Listening Service, Wesleyan’s non-directive, confidential, anonymous, peer-run, and all-around amazing listening service! Come to our information session THIS THURSDAY (9/18) in Room 115 in 41 Wyllys at 5pm. The session should be around 20 minutes so please come if you’re interested in joining us! We’ll discuss our listening philosophy and mission statement as well as the interviewing/training process for interested applicants. If you can’t make the info session but are still interested in applying for the service, email us at eight2eight[at]gmail[dot]com.

Time: TODAY! 5-5:30pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 115

The Ankh Interest Meeting

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The Ankh is Wesleyan’s student of color publication. It is an attempt to challenge the institutional and societal norms that directly affect people of color on campus and America at large. The power of the Ankh comes from its contributors. It is here to celebrate a range of experiences, cultures, and perspectives.

Want to join the movement? Come to our general interest meeting! You can always contribute- even if you’ve never done anything like this before. There are many ways to contribute. We are always looking for more people with energy to give.

Date: TODAY
Time: 5 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 114