Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Lawrence of Arabia

1962. UK/USA. Dir: David Lean. With Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness. 222 min.

When a British army officer is sent to assess the capabilities of an Arab insurgency the United Kingdom is supporting, he defies his orders and joins their struggle for independence. is influential epic bases itself not on the spectacle of violence, but on an intricate portrait of an eccentric man caught up in some- thing far larger than himself.

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

More Than Pretty Pictures

Joli Holmes ’17 writes in:

Felice Frankel, a Science Photographer and Research Scientist from MIT, will present a lecture entitled:

More Than Pretty Pictures
Monday May 1, 4:15pm Shanklin 107

Her presentation will describe how images can convey science to other scientists and to the broader public.

Felice Frankel’s images have been featured in international publications including National Geographic, Nature, Science, Newsweek, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, and Popular Science. Her work has been profiled in the New York Times, Wired, LIFE Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, NPR’s All Things Considered & Science Friday. She exhibits throughout the United States and in Europe, including MOMA’s exhibition, “Design and the Elastic Mind”.

Please come to join a feast for the eyes and mind.

In addition, there will also be a Tuesday workshop where students develop their own visualization work. Workshop signup is here!

Date: Monday, May 1
Time: 4:15-5:15PM
Place: Shanklin 107

CFILM Written Theses Presentations

From the Film Department:

The College of Film and the Moving Image will host presentations of the Class of 2017?s written theses on Sunday, April 30; Tuesday, May 2; and Wednesday, May 3 in the Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies.

Sunday, April 30: Screenplay presentations will start at 4:00 p.m., and Television Pilot presentations will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a reception during the intermission.

Tuesday, May 2: History Theory presentations will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3: The Film Criticism presentation starts at 5:00 p.m.

Production Theses will screen May 12 and May 13 – more information to follow.

Come support the hard work of our C-FILM seniors! These events are free and open to the public.

Date: Sunday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 3
Time: 4PM and 7PM (Sunday); 5PM (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Place: Center for Film Studies

Millennial Modes of Communication: Internet Memes as Art?!?

Tonight! Students for Consent and Communication are hosting memers:

Do you like to laugh? Do you like memes? Do you like examining how memes can operate in subversive and representational ways? Does this sound stupid? It is! (jk)

Come hear from 2 rad Insta memers: (Joelle) and yung_nihilist (Bianca) about their creative processes!!

How can memes initiate radical dialogue? ? How can they open up discourse surrounding mental health, coping, and healing? ? Come find out . . .

Check them out here:

RSVP to the facebook event:

Date: Tonight April 29th
Time: 7:30-9PM
Place: Pac 001

Wesleyan University Orchestra Concert

From Randi Plake:

The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, will feature winners of the annual Concerto Competition.

Date: May 6
Time: 8pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Film Series: The Lego Batman Movie (in 3D!)

2017. USA. Dir: Chris McKay. With Will Arnett. Animated. 104 min.

The Joker’s latest scheme leaves Batman no option but to team up with his newly adopted son in this self-aware spin-off of everyone’s favorite feature-length toy commercial. Despite being made of blocks, Arnett makes a surprisingly well-rounded Dark Knight, whose crime-fighting prowess is matched only by his fear of intimacy (and of snake clowns).


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

Film Series: The Spirit of the Beehive

1973. Spain. Dir: Victor Erice. With Ana Torrent. 97 min. 35mm print.

In post-Civil War Spain, a village screening of Frankenstein deeply affects a young girl. The movie monster becomes her imaginary companion, bringing both comfort and horror as she tries to reconcile her childlike understanding of the world with the silent traumas that have torn apart the country and her family.

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

May Day at Long Lane Farm

This Saturday at Long Lane, come celebrate spring in the warm weather!

Come out and smell the flowers from 12 to 4pm! There will be free veggie burgers and live music, as well as arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, student groups and farm tours. Try your hand at potato planting, if you like, or decorate a pot and take home your own tomato plant.

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 12-4pm
Place: Long Lane Farm, 243 Long Lane (at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth St.)

Film Diversity Town Hall Meeting

From Film Majors, Minors and Prospective Film Studies Students:

Please join us this Thursday, April 27th at 5:30pm in Judd Hall Room 116 to discuss diversity within the Film Department. This will be a public meeting open to the entire student body and faculty. In this meeting we hope to reiterate our suggestions for diversity and announce our plans for moving forward. We then hope to open the meeting up to discussion from attendees. Our main goal of this meeting is to gain a clearer understanding of the department’s initiatives to achieve diversity and for us to be able to publicly and candidly clarify our own hopes for the future of diversity within the film department. We hope for this discussion to be a meeting with multiple points of view, so please encourage your friends and faculty members to participate. This open discussion will lead to mutual understanding and change for the better.

See you there!

Link to Facebook event

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 5:30-7PM
Place: Judd Hall Room 116

Second Stage Presents: When We Can’t Tell What’s Human

From Second Stage:

Thursday, April 27th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Friday, April 28th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Malcolm X House Basement

When We Can’t Tell What’s Human is a play that explores whether or not a “healthy relationship with food” is even possible. On a hot summer day in New York City, a food blogger meets a cab driver who’s intimately familiar with limited food access and the food industry’s exploitation of migrant workers. The blogger, whose marriage is falling apart, encounters the man’s own experience of abandonment and loss when she steps into his cab. A three-course meal will served during the show: each course setting the scene for the next act.

After the play, join us for a discussion about food and social justice issues with our guest panelists, including Professor Hatch, Professor Neyra Kim Thibodeau, and the Soulfull Project.

Link to the Facebook event.

Date: Thursday, April 27; Friday April 28; Saturday, April 29
Time: 7-8:30PM (Thursday and Friday); 6-7:30PM (Saturday)
Place: Malcolm X House Basement