CFILM Senior Written Theses Presentation

Film Theses 2016

From Sarah Chrystler:

The College of Film and the Moving Image will be hosting a presentation of the Class of 2016?s written theses on Monday, May 2nd. The Criticism and History/Theory presentations will start at4:30PM in the Powell Family Cinema, and the Screenplay and Television Pilot presentations will begin at 7:00 PM in the same theater. There will be a small reception in the intermission Come support the hard work of our seniors! This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, May 2nd
Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm
Place: The Powell Family Cinema in the Center for Film Studies

Film Series: Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3-D!

2015. USA. Dir: J. J. Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega. 135 min.


Forget the prequels (seriously, forget them); with a new, young cast and Abrams at the helm, the Force is stronger than ever in Episode VII. Expertly balancing nostalgia and freshness, Abrams ushers the spirit of the original trilogy into the 21st century – with some sic action scenes to boot.

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

Second Annual Mental Health at Wes Panel

active minds logoSonia Max ’17 writes in:

Please join us on on Friday afternoon for a student panel on mental health. The main portion of the event will feature six students speaking about their experiences of living with mental illness. Following the panel we will have period of Q&A and discussion.

There will be light refreshments! This panel is brought to you by Active Minds at Wes.

Date: Friday, April 29 — TODAY
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Allbritton 103
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Total Freedom + FXWRK & DIN//VOID

eclectic 2Chris Gortmaker ’17 writes in:

Aural Wes presents a night of future-club music. Come work out.

TOTAL FREEDOM (Ashland Mines)
___ Producer/DJ. Miami. Rebirthing pop anthems. Top 40 / RnB exorcisms. Conceptual party maker for GHE20 G0THIK Fade to Mind HOOD BY AIR
___ https://soundcloud.com/totalfreedom
___ https://soundcloud.com/dinslashvoid

Date: Friday, April 29
Time: 10:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: Eclectic

Let’s Be Still: Restorative Yoga and Meditation Workshop

5639a82bfee6ae6c5adf056af08b3d65From Kate Gilbert ’18:

Feel like taking a pause from the hectic energy of springtime at Wes?
Want to take a moment for yourself before the semester comes to a close?

Join us for a FREE restorative yoga and meditation workshop this Saturday!

We will be exploring a few different restorative yoga poses taught by WesBAM yoga instructor Zandy followed by a body scan meditation and silent sit led by Mindfulness Intern Kate.

We welcome all bodies and encourage all levels of experience.

Sponsored by WesBAM and Mindfulness @ Wes

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 1PM-2:15PM
Place: Fayerweather 108 (Dance Studio)

Film Series: Divine Intervention

2002. Palestine et al. Dir: Elia Suleiman. With Suleiman, Manal Khader. 92 min.


In the spirit of Keaton and Tati, Suleiman’s wry silent-comedy performance anchors a very “loud” situation: the day-to-day life of Palestinians in Israeli-controlled territory. Subtitled “A Chronicle of Love and Pain,” the movie plays out a series of darkly funny and visually whimsical vignettes. Co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine.

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

Pathways to Healing: Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Violence

From Samantha Hellberg ’16:

Created for survivors of sexual violence, the retreat will address the
unique ways that a traumatic experience can impact self-care and
various pathways to healing. The retreat will focus on developing
self-compassion skills through art, discussion, and a gentle yoga
session.

Register here (http://goo.gl/forms/ADeZmppHEa) by Thursday, 4.28 at
5pm.
Space is limited. Location will be included in confirmation email.

Contact Alysha B. Warren (awarren@wes), LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence
Resource Coordinator or Samantha Hellberg ’16 (shellberg@wes), We
Speak We Stand Intern with questions.

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 12PM-4:15PM

Deep Space Survival: An Interview with Wolf 359’s Zach Valenti ’12 and Gabriel Urbina ’13

“[W]e just don’t talk about what Doug would do for a slice of pineapple and ham anymore. Not since Apple told us it violated the iTunes Store’s terms of service…”

How do you create a sci-fi world without high-budget planet explosions, lens flares for days, or whitewashing cybernetic humans? Simple – record podcasts in the form of a space crew’s audio logs. In its third season, the award-winning, all-Wes alum-produced Wolf 359 chronicles the merits of floating around in the middle of nowhere. In space, no one may hear you scream, but communications officer Doug Eiffel and the rest of the USS Hephaestus beg to differ.

Here, Gabriel Urbina ‘13 (Head Writer and Executive Producer) and Zach Valenti ‘12 (Lead Actor and Executive Producer) talk about sunless basements, WesRave, plant monsters, and who they’d rather be stuck with aboard the USS Hephaestus. Read the full interview after the jump.

Film Series: Blazing Saddles

1974. USA. Dir: Mel Brooks. With Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder. 93 min.


A land-grabbing railroad baron tries to drive off a tiny frontier town by getting them appointed a black sheriff, only for the new lawman to become their unlikely savior. Brooks’ comedy Western, co-penned by Richard Pryor, “rises below vulgarity” as it simultaneously offers slapstick gags, juvenile jokes, and a sharp satire of American racism.

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