1967. France. Dir: Jacques Demy. With Catherine Deneuve. 120 min.
When a fair comes to town, the titular port whips up into a delectable, sherbet-colored spree of jazz and dance and love, for a weekend of crisscrossing missed connections and second chances. At the heart of the musical excitement are twin sisters – “a pair of carefree young things/waiting for the joys that love brings.”
The Wesleyan Concert Choir, under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presents a program featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and modern choral repertoire.
Date: Sunday, May 7th Time: 4 PM Place: Crowell Concert Hall
2007. USA. Dir: Greg Mottola. With Michael Cera, Jonah Hill. 113 min.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Hill and buddy Cera must procure booze for the big senior-year party – how else will they get off the geek list? Plus, Oscar winner Emma Stone and that other girl will be there! Find fresh meaning (or at least rediscover old dick jokes) in this raunchy yet earnest comedy about best friends on the cusp of a new chapter in life.
We’re a couple days late on this, but w/e, some of us have three finals due before the last day of classes. (Why?? Why?????)
Anyways, do you have senior film major friends/crushes/friendcrushes/Wescams? Do you want to see some cool short films that they put a ton of blood, sweat, tears, and Kickstarter money into? Then I highly, highly recommend checking out the Senior Thesis Films at the Goldsmith Family Cinema on May 12-13.
Don’t believe me? Check out this kickass trailer, edited by Ostin Fam ’17:
2015. Tunisia. Dir: Leyla Bouzid. With Baya Medhaffer. 102 min.
On the brink of the Arab Spring, young Farah’s punk rock band seems to be her only escape from the tensions that dominate all facets of her life. With the Tunis underground arts and activism scene as her stage, Bouzid delivers a tender and powerful look at Arab girlhood in the face of overwhelming familial, societal, and even governmental upheaval.
2004. Thailand. Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Banlop Lomnoi. 118 min.
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, Malady tells a story in two disconnected halves that mirror the agonies and ecstasies of love. In the first, sexual tension builds to dreamy climax as a solider pursues a coy country boy. In the second, a man hunts a shape-shifting tiger shaman through a hazy jungle, tormented by shadows.