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Film Series: The Lobster

2015. Greece/UK. Dir: Yurgos Lanthimos. With Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz. 118 min.



A newly divorced schlub has forty-five days to find a new partner at a single’s retreat or else be transformed into an animal of his choosing. Dogtooth auteur Lanthimos builds on his far-out premise in unexpected ways, constructing an absurdist parable about love that’s deeply unsettling yet surprisingly human.

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

Film Series: In a Foreign Land (En Tierra Extraña)

2014. Spain. Dir: Iciar Bollain. Documentary. 72 min.



Since Spain’s economic crisis began, over 700,000 Spaniards have left othe country in search of a better life, Spain’s highest profile female director tackles the very current issue of intra-European exile. With a critical eye, Bollain captures articulate, moving expressions of the frustration and anger felt by expatriates.

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

Second Stage Presents: Weekend of Workshops ROUND 2!!!

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Second Stage Workshop Queen Maya Herbsman ’17 writes in:

Welcome to Weekend of Workshops Round 2!! This time around we are teaching a WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCITING NEW THINGS!!!!

This weekend we have workshops for DIRECTORS, ACTORS, PLAYWRIGHTS, STAGE MANAGERS, DESIGNERS (Costume, Set, Lights, Sound, EVERYTHING!), DRAMATURGS AND MORE! As always, all workshops will take place in the ’92 Theater and will last around an hour unless otherwise specified. We’re doing some amazing stuff this weekend, come check us out and email Maya Herbsman (mherbsman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) with any questions!

Click through the jump for the schedule and descriptions of each workshop:

Film Series: The Great Dictator

1940. USA. Dir: Charles Chaplin. With Paulette Goddard. 125 min.



A Jewish war vet walks out of a hospital for the first time in 20 years to find his shop boarded up, the police replaced with brown-shirted thugs, and his homeland run by a loudmouthed buffoon ranting about making the country great again. Chaplin breaks his career-long silent to speak out against the growing menace of fascism, fusing slapstick with an earnest plea for compassion.

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

Wesleyan x Yale Film Mixer

wes-yale-film-mixerFrom Emily Feher ’17:

Join Cardinal Pictures for a mixer with the Wesleyan film community co-hosted by the Yale Film Alliance, Yale’s student-run filmmaking club!

Please fill out THIS FORM to confirm your spot since space is limited.

SCHEDULE FOR THE NIGHT:
7:30 – Yale students arrive at Wesleyan
8-9 – screening of Yale/Wesleyan student work
9-10 – mixer at Russell House

Check out their website! https://filmalliance.yale.edu/pages

Date: Friday, September 30
Time: 7:30-10 PM
Place: Russell House

Invisible Men Presents Get Fresh 2016

A message from Invisible Men:

Attention all male identifying students of color:
Y’all already know what time it is
We bout to get funky fresh. EXPRESS YOURSELF
Dress ya best. That means pop them bowties, swang that blazer, and basically just stunt on ’em!

THIS FOOD SO FREE

All your homies gonna be there
Come meet the league

Post game got u lit
Stay chose

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
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Drive Manny Drive Auditions (Senior Thesis Film)

drive-manny-drive-posterThe inimitable Ben Goldberg ’17 writes in for all u actors:

Come audition for Matt Shelley-Reade‘s senior thesis film DRIVE MANNY DRIVE

An uninspired voyeur stuck in suburbia. A driver’s test instructor out to get him. An overzealous father. And a sports car just waiting for him to pass his test. What would it look if you couldn’t pass your driver’s test to save the life of you and what if you had the same instructor every time? This short film tells a coming of age story of a young boy facing his own anxiety.

DATES & TIMES:
WEDNESDAY, 9/28: 5pm-7pm in Usdan 110
FRIDAY, 9/30: 3pm-4pm in Boger 112
Sign up for an audition time HERE. 

You don’t need to prepare anything for the audition, just bring yourself! We’ll have sides for people to read. Walk-ins are also welcome! If you can’t make one of these times but are still interested in auditioning, please send us a message on FB (or email mshelleyread[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) to set up a different time for an audition.

Dates: Wednesday, September 28 and Friday, September 30
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Rosh Hashanah

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Lila Levinson’18 writes in: 

Welcome in the Jewish new year with song, Torah, and apples and honey! Rosh Hashanah schedule is as follows:

Sunday, October 2nd (Erev Rosh Hashanah)
6:00 pm – Services in the Davison Art Center Courtyard in the CFA (rain location Beckham Hall)
7:00 pm – dinner, DFC

Monday, October 3rd
9:30 am – Services, Beckham Hall
12 (or when Services end) – Lunch, Usdan 108/110
6 pm – Evening Services at Adath Israel in Middletown

Tuesday, October 4th
9 am – Services at Adath Israel in Middletown
7 pm – Dessert Party for a Sweet New Year, location TBD (check Facebook for event info!)

Friday, October 7th
4 pm – Tashlich (river walk and eco ritual), meet at the Bayit (157 Church)

Contact Lila Levinson llevinson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, Arielle Schwartz atschwartz[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Rabbi David dleipziger[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Dates: Sunday, October 2 through Friday, October 7
Cost: points/meals

Apply for Thesis Writer Support Group

From the Writing Workshop:

Attention all thesis writers! This year, the Writing Workshop is looking into offering a new resource that would support YOU as you write your thesis, and help the process seem less isolating.

We want to gauge interest in monthly roundtable discussions at the DFC with a writing tutor and four other students to discuss thesis topics, practice your “elevator pitch,” ask questions of others who might be able to offer useful suggestions, and even just VENT about how things are going for you as you’re planning and writing.

The cost of lunch would be covered by the Writing Workshop, and the time commitment is only one lunch hour each month over the course of October, November, and December.

For those of you who might be interested, topics of Thesis Roundtables could include: Preparing for thesis presentations; how to talk about your thesis with your friends, professors, family, etc; “Does my research question make sense?”; what to do when your advisor doesn’t email you back; how to get the most out of thesis advisor meetings; how to make the most of the library resources; how to keep track of citations and sources; where to work if you don’t get a carrel; etc. If this sounds like an opportunity that you’d benefit from, please fill out the interest form here no later than October 3rd.

As long as there is sufficient interest, we’ll then group you with four other students so you can set up your October lunch date. We want to help you enjoy the thesis-writing process! Please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli or Interim Director of Academic Writing Meg Furniss Weisberg at writingworks[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Deadline: Monday, October 3

EASY Wes Info Session!

From Ilana Newman ’18:

Do you like to Eat Allergy Safe and Yummy? Want ~ hot tips ~ for dining at Wes? Want to cook allergen-free meals with us? Interested yet?

EASY Wes is having its first info session! EASY Wes is dedicated to supporting students with any type of eating restriction. We’re here to help! Questions? Email us at EASYatWes[at]gmail[dot]com

Date: Friday September 29
Time: 8-8:30PM
Place: Fisk 208