1935. USA. Dir: James Whale. With Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester. 75 min.
Doc Frankenstein reluctantly agrees to help his former mentor assemble a female creature just as his original monster comes back from the dead (again) to terrorize the countryside. The crown jewel of Universal’s classic monster movies receives a rare sequel that’s funnier, scarier and more beautiful than its predecessor.
1984. USA. Dir: Wes Craven. With Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp. 91 min.
A group of teens (including Johnny Depp!) find out the true meaning of “bad dreams” when malicious ghost Freddy Krueger begins to haunt their nightmares, killing off kids in their imaginations – and in reality. Come scream at the late Craven’s seminal slasher flick. But whatever you do, don’t fall asleep…
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the seventh
in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring his
Fourth Piano Sonata; the world premiere of “Memories of Phoolan;”
and “Piano Rock Album,” the composer’s tribute to popular piano
styles (rock, pop, cocktail piano, and ragtime) and the pianists who
have mastered them (including Richard Manuel and Jerry Lee Lewis). And
special guest guitarist Thomas Schuttenhelm will perform the world
premiere of Mr. Bruce’s “The Sacred Guitar”—seven improvisations
on selected tunes from “The Sacred Harp.”
Date:Sunday, November 1 Time: 3-4 PM Place:Crowell Concert Hall
This Friday at noon, Madeleine Goh from the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies is coming to speak about chariots and chariot warfare. She’s a specialist in Homer and Greek language.
In Homer, spectacular descriptions of chariots and charioteers abound in many glamorous battle scenes in which warriors engage in life or death struggle for Troy and in which they vie for individual glory. The images of the Homeric hero on a war chariot are so iconic that we assume these were used for war or travel in the heroic age. But chariots are also depicted as vehicles for divine journeys or for rituals such as funerals. This talk examines the evidence for the Homeric chariot as a vehicle for warfare or possible ritual use.
Date: Friday, October 30 Time: 12 PM Place: Downey 113
1964. Japan. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi. With Keiko Kishi. 183 min. 35mm print.
A beautiful spectre appears in the snow; a writer sees faces in his tea; a blind musician performs for an unusual audience. This hypnotically stylized quartet of ghost stories dissolves the boundaries between life and death, whisking together folklore, big-budget cinematic artifice, and avant-garde music into one rapturous existential horror spectacle.
2014. USA. Dir: David Robert Mitchell. With Maika Monroe. 100 min.
Sex in the suburbs gets spooky when teenage Jay learns she’s been infected with an STD-like curse: a phantom that will stalk and kill her unless she passes it on to someone else. This unsettling concept never simplifies into soapbox symbolism, but escalates through absurdly frightening setpieces as Jay attempts to outsmart her demon and avoid certain doom
Come join Arcadia Political Magazine, Wesleyan College Republicans, and Wesleyan College Democrats to watch the CNBC Republican Primary Debate! There will be snacks, and what promises to be an interesting debate.
Date: Wednesday, October 28 Time: 8-11 pm Place: Tischler Hall (Exley 150) facebook event
Things you hate: food waste, hunger, and bureaucracy. Things you love: cooking, sharing meals, and direct action. Sound familiar? You’re in luck, because Middletown FOOD NOT BOMBS is having a brief interest meeting next Wednesday! Middletown FNB is part of an informal, anti-authoritarian network dedicated to the principles of mutual aid and direct action against hunger, food waste, and inequality. We need more people to help organize and volunteer! We salvage food, cook it up, and serve it for free outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday from 11-2. If you want to volunteer, learn more about the program, or are just excited that there’s an alternative Usdan/Swings brunch, come out!
Date: Wednesday, October 28th Time: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Place: University Organizing Center: second meeting room on the first floor
Long Lane Farm is very cool and they’re looking for some new folks to help out:
Want to help at Long Lane but not sure how? Here are some times when there will *definitely* be people there to work with//show you the ropes!
Sunday Farm Meetings are in 41 Wyllys Room 110 5pm-6pm. Farmily Dinner is after the meeting in Usdan. If you have any questions or are interested in other times, email ersteinberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Hope to see y’all there!