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Film Series: Lost Horizon

1937. USA. Dir: Frank Capra. With Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt. 133 min.


A plane crashes deep within the Himalayas. Its five surviving passengers are stranded and without hope, until a mysterious crowd materializes in the snow and whisks them away to a hidden utopia. Lavish sets and a mammoth scope spelled a production riddled with difficulties, foreshadowing the rigor behind the stunning recent digital restoration decades in the making.

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

Yairms / AlhhlA / Family Planning / Sloopy Coos Canyon

From Angus Macdonald ’16:

3 or 4 bands, depending on how you count! Yairms and AlhhlA just released a split record that is weird and fun and normal and great. It’s also super rocking to boot! Family Planning is “thorny runs, hazy chords, free-floating grooves, infinitesimal spasms, dribs and drabs of this and that. A baby, an ugly pig’s head, a dancing monster, a yellow raincoat, a high grav forty, and a thousand cakes.” Sloopy Coos Canyon is Erin McGrath 16, Nicole RJ ’16, and (sometimes) Luke Macdona ’17. They sound the way that the color orange looks!


Date: Saturday, October 3
Time: 9:30 PM to 2:00 AM
Place: Art House

Film Series: 10 Things I Hate About You

1999. USA. Dir: Gil Junger. With Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger. 99 min. 35mm print.


Stiles and Ledger lock horns in this late-nineties reimagining of The Taming of the Shrew. Teenage angst, hormones, and lip-syncing abound as the students of Padua High attempt to navigate the social scene and wrangle dates to that pinnacle of high school life: the all-important prom.

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

MIX Club Interest Meeting

mix club photo diversityAlexandra Ricks ’16 writes in with a new student group!

Multiethnic Interracial X-cultural (MIX) Club is looking for members! Do you identify as mixed? Do you want to be involved in discussions about issues of race, culture, and ethnicity? Are you interested in sharing about mixed experiences at Wesleyan? Do you need to vent about hearing “what are you?” everyday?

Come to Usdan 110 for an informal interest meeting to build a community of mix-identifying students!

Date: Monday, October 5
Time: 6:15-7:15 PM
Place: Usdan 110
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Pumpkin Fest Wants Student Groups & Bands!!

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 2.35.09 PMFrom Kate Gilbert ’18:

Want to be a part of Long Lane Farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest, a celebration of autumn with music, arts & crafts, and food? We’re looking for student groups to table and bands to play! The date is set for Saturday October 17.

If your student group would like a table, email kngilbert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

If any bands are interested in playing, we still have a few spots! Contact afineman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Respond soon to guarantee a spot!

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 12PM-4PM
Place: Long Lane Farm

Film Series: Mosquita y Mari

2012. USA. Dir: Aurora Guerrero. With Fenessa Pineda. 85 min.


This warm, contemporary indie flick charts the budding friendship – and perhaps even “more-than-a-friend”-ship – between two Chicana teens in Huntington Park. With the tender awkwardness of youth the girls struggle with the expectations of their immigrant families and their own dawning independence and self-awareness.

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

WSA Committee Openings

wsa banner 2015-16From the folks in the Wesleyan Student Assembly:

Do you wish to make an impact on the Wesleyan community? Are you interested in helping Wesleyan pursue its sustainability endeavors or improve its academic programs? Do you want to help student groups communicate with each other and encourage a lively campus atmosphere?

If so, consider joining the WSA! Right now, we have 4 open positions on the following committees:

  • Academic Affairs Committee (1)
  • Communications Committee (2)
  • Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee (part of Student Life Committee) (1)

For more information about the committees, please check out their descriptions on our website.

The deadline is Thursday, October 1st (that’s today!), by 5 pm.

~click through~ for information on how to apply and who you need to talk to if you have any questions.

Six Performances by Eiko Otake

ek_4106_imageFrom the DAC:

Visiting Artist Eiko Otake will bring her project “A Body in Places”to the DAC’s Alsop House, Sunday, Oct. 4 and Monday, Oct. 5. She will give three intimate performances on each day, for a limited audience. Some may remember her performance of the same series in Olin last winter (link: Admission is free, call the CFA Box Office at 860-685-3355 to reserve a seat.

When: Sunday, October 4 at 3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM
Monday, October 5 at 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House
Cost: FREE


pharmaceutakillmeFrom Mara Woods-Robinson ’16:

Want to see your face on 16mm film? Audition for PHARMACEUTIKILLME, Mara Woods-Robinson‘s thesis film!

PHARMACEUTIKILLME is a dark comedy about teen angst, set in a pill-addicted suburban dystopia. Seeking GIRLS AGES 17-22 to play the lead role, a teenage girl disillusioned in her parents’ way of life. The shoot will be a 2-weekend commitment, Nov. 21-22 and Dec. 5-6. Compensation is copy/credit/meals.

No preparation necessary. Sides will be provided — just bring yourself and a heavy dose of sass. If you can’t make it to the auditions, or have any further questions, email mwoodsrobins[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or hhandelman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

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Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Center for Film Studies, Room 124

Nirvana—Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame

ian_boyden_tripod_eventFrom the CFA:

Ian Boyden ’95 discusses how his long-term exploration of the material and ecology of a forest fire took an unexpected philosophical turn when he presented his work to a Chinese audience.


Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown