Film Series: Los Angeles Plays Itself

2003. USA. Dir: Thom Anderson. Documentary. 169 min.

“Los Angeles may be the most photographic city, but it’s one of the least photogenic.” Anderson’s cinematic essay extricates fragments of the city from movies across decades and regroups them into an exploration of reality and representation. Extensive film footage reveals the architecture, urban landscapes, and, eventually, the people of Los Angeles.

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

Film Series: Summer 1993

2017. Spain. Dir: Carla Simón. With Laia Artigas, Paula Robles. 97 min.

Six-year-old Frida gets sent to live in the countryside with her uncle and his family after her mother passes away. Her grief makes her an outsider to her family, a child forced to deal with grown-up emotions in order to heal. The film’s quiet nature is captivating and emotionally moving, with a lead child performance that will bring you to tears.

Sponsored by the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies Program, and the College of Film and the Moving Image.

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

All-Campus Email: CAPS Update

On September 4, CAPS Director Jennifer D’Andrea sent an all-campus email alerting students of some alarming changes in CAPS staffing. Over the summer, there were “three unexpected departures from the CAPS team,” including Katie Scheinberg, the APRN that was hired in February 2017 as a direct result of the student-organized Wes Needs CAPS campaign of 2016-17, which had four major demands: 

  1. Hire two new, full-time psychologists.
  2. Raise our half-time therapist up to full-time.
  3. Approve the hiring of a full-time Advanced Practicing Nurse Practitioner (APRN).
  4. Increase the CAPS operating budget for the first time in six years.

The other two departures from CAPS this fall were Lisa Miceli, Ph.D. and Amber Jones, LCSW. These staffing changes leave Wesleyan with only 6 licensed psychotherapists (most of whom are part-time or have significant duties other than providing counseling services to students) and 6 externs. This is the smallest provider pool CAPS has offered since I began at Wesleyan in Fall 2015. At the same time, CAPS is now severely understaffed for the task of providing counseling and psychological services to Wesleyan’s ~3,240 undergraduate and graduate students (including the largest incoming class of students at Wesleyan in the past two years).

Further context for the CAPS staffing situation and the full text of the email can be found below the jump:

Repair Cafe

Get involved with the Middletown Community!

Bring your broken phones, busted lamps, ripped pants, dull knives, bicycles, jewelry,

phones, and small appliances to our repair cafe. Skilled volunteers will help fix and teach you how to fix your things—saving you money and keeping items working and out of incinerators and landfills. Tool use and help is free. Participants cover spare part costs or bring their own. Special thanks to Perk on Main for providing coffee and snacks! And to our many volunteer experts for giving their time to help with repairs.

Date: Sunday, September 23
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:Middletown Senior Center, 61 Durant Terrace

S&C MENU WEEK OF 9/17

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Shrimp or Tofu & Grits. Spicy Grilled Creole Style Shrimp or Roasted Tofu, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Grilled Zucchini
DES- Carrot Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Huevos Rancheros. Cheddar & Scallion Scramble, Garlic Infused Black Beans, Avocado, Bacon or Soy Bacon Chipotle Salsa & Fried Tortilla Strips
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Pesto Rotini w/ Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Roasted Tofu. Traditional Pesto; Basil, Toasted Pine Nuts, EVOO, Parmesan & Garlic. VEGAN ENTREE w/ Cashew Parmesan
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Closed
DINNER- Closed

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Corn & Poblano Chowder w/ Crispy Bacon or Soy Bacon & Scallion Garnish. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES-Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Dal Saag w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan.  VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream

Film Series: Dreamgirls

Girl group The Dreamettes finally get their big break: they are discovered by an ambitious car salesman and catapult to the top of the ’60s Motown scene. Along the way the group experiences the dark side of fame, and when Queen Bey steals the spotlight and becomes a star – sound familiar? – everything changes, and unforgettably heart-wrenching musical moments follow.

2006. USA. Dir: Bill Condon. With Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson. 130 min.

Girl group The Dreamettes finally get their big break: they are discovered by an ambitious car salesman and catapult to the top of the ’60s Motown scene. Along the way the group experiences the dark side of fame, and when Queen Bey steals the spotlight and becomes a star – sound familiar? – everything changes, and unforgettably heart-wrenching musical moments follow.

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

Meet Your Greens with Jane Harris

This event comes at you from the Middletown Gardening Club!

Join us in the rooftop garden of the Community Health Center for drinks and a conversation with gardening expert Jane Harris of the Middletown Garden Club. Beer and wine will be provided.

And for those of you not familiar with Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks, this monthly event provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues.

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: Community Health Center, 675 Main Street

Film Series: Dangal

2016. India. Dir: Nitesh Tiwari. With Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh. 161 min.

A former wrestler challenges the stigmas of his village by training his daughters into world-class brawlers. After all, “a gold medal is a gold medal, whether it’s a boy or a girl.” Deftly combining the sentimentality of Bollywood and the realism of parallel cinema, this sports biopic has won the hearts of millions across the world.

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