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.
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.
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:
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.
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
The 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.
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 fb event/page
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.