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ORGASM INC film screening

This year’s VDAY campaign is the gift that keeps on giving. Come watch a new documentary about the science of the female orgasm–for free!

Synopsis: Extraordinary behind-the-scenes access reveals a drug company’s fevered race to develop the first FDA-approved Viagra for women – and offers a humorous but sobering look inside the cash-fuelled pharmaceutical industry. Orgasm Inc. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire — and that ultimate moment: orgasm.

When: Tuesday, March 30
Time: 7 pm
Where: Shanklin 107

Coming up next: Sita Sings the Blues. Stay tuned!

Help plan V DAY!

VDaylogo1From Sophia Hussain, Ali Patrick, and Margo Tercek (’13):

Come help with this year’s V Day Campaign!

V Day is an annual campaign to stop violence against women and girls around the world. It seeks to promote awareness of the problem of violence against women, raise funds for various anti-violence charities, and celebrate women. It takes place every year the week of Valentine’s Day, and in past years the Wesleyan campaign has hosted film screenings, speakers, forums, and fund-raising events. Last but not least, there will be plenty of vagina-themed goodies.

If you have ideas, want to volunteer your  time, or just want to hang out with us, come to Usdan 108 at 9 pm at Wednesday the 27th!

Date: Wednesday January 27th
Time: 9 pm
Usdan 108

Ray Tintori ’06 to write, direct Spike Jonze film

ray tintoriRay Tintori ’06, who directed MGMT’s music video for “Kids,” was recently featured in New York Magazine for his latest project: writing and directing for Spike Jonze.

Jonze, a fan of the “Kids” video, chose Tintori to adapt Shane Jone’s novel Light Boxes. In Ray’s words:

I met Spike over a three-hour dinner at Balthazar to talk about adapting Shane Jones’s novel Light Boxes. I grew up on Spike’s work, but it wasn’t like meeting the queen of England. It was a conversation, a collaboration. He told me he liked the baby seat in the video I did for MGMT’s “Kids.” You have no idea: That was one of those things where you pour all this work into a detail and you wonder, Is anyone even going to notice this? And then it’s Spike Jonze noticing, which was cool.

I directed MGMT’s videos because they’re from Wesleyan, too, and I didn’t want anyone else to get it wrong. But I don’t want to be known as one of those Brooklyn kids who smokes pot all day and looks at cats. After college I moved to New Orleans to make a movie. I had tried working as a P.A. for a film shooting in Bushwick, but everyone expects you to work for free, so I figured I might as well be doing my own work.

When my senior thesis played at Sundance, people pushed me to direct easy features, but I’m not good at mercenary work. I’m too weird. You know how I calm down when I’m editing? I listen to Shields and Brooks on NewsHour online— stuff from, like, 1996.

New York: Ray Tintori on Working with Spike Jonze on “Light Boxes”