Tonight, when reading period turns to exam period, is the PRIMAL SCREAM because finals start tomorrow!!!! Here’s the link to the Facebook event if you’d like that. This time it is Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed. Here’s the link to the anime if you’d like that.
Indulge in this great Wes tradition tonight and gather together on the Olin steps to scream your hearts/S² engines out! There will be a countdown.
1984. W.Germany/France. Dir: Wim Wenders. With Harry Dean Stanton, Hunter Carson. 145 min.
In this wonderfully heartfelt portrait of a broken family, the late Stanton had the role of a lifetime as an amnesiac returning home after years and trying to reconnect with his young son. “New” German filmmaker Wenders (Wings of Desire) lends an outsider’s sense of alienation to the Texan landscape.
A Playwriting Capstone by Elli Scharlin ’18
Lost and Found is a musical about a girl who loses her virginity and sets on a quest to find it. We travel with our protagonist, Spencer Maude, through the mystical woods of Askaround. Along the way, we meet characters like Andy Roger the lovable life-sized bunny, The Captain of the Seamen and the Naughty Nautical Boys, and even Buster Hymen the Gatekeeper. A coming of age story that asks the questions: What is virginity? Can it be restored? Who cares?
Auditions will be on Wednesday 12/6 from 5 – 8pm in Usdan 110 and then again on Friday 12/8 from 2-4pm in Usdan 108.
Sides will be provided.
Feel free to prepare a story or monologue no more than 2 minutes.
Please prepare 16 bars of a song.
If you’re looking for inspiration think Avenue Q meets The Wizard of Oz.
Feel free to send questions to escharlin[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or ewilkins[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
If you can’t make these times and want to audition still, let me know! I want everyone to have the chance to participate!
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 6th and Friday, Dec. 8th Time: Wednesday from 5-8pm, Friday from 2-4pm Place: Wednesday in Usdan 110, Friday in Usdan 108.
1961. France. Dir: Agne?s Varda. With Corinne Marchand. 90 min.
Awaiting a possible cancer diagnosis, a self-absorbed pop singer spends ninety “real-time” minutes wandering the streets in between short-lived carefreeness and agitating despair. A peripatetic observation of postwar Paris, Varda’s Left Bank landmark explores feminism with a taste of light somberness. Look out for a surprise cameo by Jean-Luc Godard.
Join us for a reading and Q&A with Caryl Phillips at the Shapiro Center for Writing. Light refreshments will be served.
Caryl Phillips is the author of over twenty works of drama, film, fiction, and nonfiction, including: The Wasted Years (BBC Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Play,) Crossing the River (1993 Booker Prize shortlist,) A Distant Shore (2003 Booker Prize longlist, 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize,) Dancing in the Dark (2006 PEN/Open Book Award,) and Colour Me English. He was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 1992 and was on the 1993 Granta list of Best of Young British Writers. His literary awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a British Council Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black
Come through for Cardinal Pictures’ biannual WALE film mixer on Saturday, Dec. 2 @ 8 in Shapiro!! Meet potential new film collaborators, watch some amazing student films, and eat snacks to your heart’s content. It’s gonna be a ball, don’t miss out!
If you would like your short film to be screened, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Due to time constraints we won’t be able to show them all, so please email ASAP for top priority :))
It’s staff application season again, y’all! If you’re interested in film production and supporting the creative endeavors of your fellow students, Cardinal Pictures staff is the group for you! As a staff member, you will oversee student productions, support and broaden the film community, and interact with some amazing artists. Students of all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply (and you don’t have to be a film major, either). The deadline is December 1st to fill out this doc. And feel free to message the Cardinal Pictures Facebook page with any questions!
Featuring choreographer and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka joined by his students, guest artists, and drummers, this invigorating performance showcases the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms.
Date: Friday, December 1 Time: 8 PM Place: Crowell Concert Hall Cost: $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18; $8 all others
Come join WesWIS with Jacob Gonzales (STEM career advisor) and Candice Etson (assistant professor of physics) for a hands-on resume & CV development workshop. You’ll leave confident that your application is significantly stronger. This event will be specifically focused for those interested in pursuing opportunities in STEM fields. People of all genders are welcome.
Date: Friday, December 1 Time: 12 PM Place: Boger Hall Room 114