2011. France/Finland. Dir: Aki Kaurismäki. With André Wilms. 93 min. 35mm print
In this urban fairytale, a failed author takes under his wing a young illegal immigrant from Africa. With European xenophobia at its peak, Kaurismäki – a kind of droll Finnish precursor to Wes Anderson – applies a deadpan humor and pictorial compositions to inject a dose of optimism into a dilapidated world of lovable outcasts and deadbeats.
The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more. Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/26, Tuesday 9/27, Wednesday 9/28, and Thursday 9/29 at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.
Date: Monday, September 26 to Thursday, September 29 Time: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM every day Place: Olin Library, Reference Desk
Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community as we celebrate the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) with a guest Rabbi who will lead us in Hebrew prayers in the form of Kirtan! What is Kirtan? It’s a form of chanting developed in India that creates a “communal feeling and ecstatic communion with the divine. Its usual, distinguishing feature is a formula of singing based on call-and-response.” You don’t have to be Jewish or know Hebrew to come, you just have to appreciate music! Dinner afterwards is home-cooked and free. http://kirtanrabbi.com/
Date: Friday, September 23 Time: 5-7 PM Place: the Bayit
Do you or your friends want to be a part of Long Lane Farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest, a celebration of autumn with music, arts & crafts, and food? We’re looking for student groups to table and bands to play! The date is Saturday October 8th from 12:00-4:00 If your band wants to play or if your student group would like a table, email scanter[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to secure a spot! It’s going to be a blast and a half, folks. Really very fun.
Date: Saturday, October 8 Time: 12-4 PM Place: Long Lane Farm