WesAGE and Hunger and Homelessness are teaming up to put on a film screening of “Caring for Mom and Dad,” a moving documentary to spark a discussion surrounding economic, financial, and social issues inherent in caring for the elderly. There will be Thai food for dinner, so please feel free to stop by for dinner, a film screening, and discussion on Wednesday, February 17th at 6PM in PAC 002. We hope to see you there!
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: PAC 002
From Angela Chung ’18 and Proud Sirichantaropart:
Directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani, The Devil’s Miner tells the story of 14-year-old Basillio who worships the devil for protection while working in a Bolivian silver mine to support his family.
Facebook event: facebook[.]com/events/434975780024563/
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Date: Saturday, February 6
Place: PAC 421
From Yael Fisher ’18:
J Street U, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Middle Eastern Perspectives
are excited to bring you a free, on-campus screening of the newly
released “ORIENTED”, a documentary following the lives of three gay
Palestinian friends in Tel Aviv confronting their national and sexual
identities. The film received critical acclaim on the festival circuit
this past year; the subjects have been described as “at once
exceptional and entirely ordinary”. If you’re at all interested in the
complexities and hardships of life in Israel and the Occupied
Palestinian Territories, LGBTQ issues, religion, or the intersection
of all three, please come through!
Date: Tuesday, February 2
Time: 8:00-9:30 PM
Place: PAC 001
Sarah Chrystler ’13 invites you to this exciting film screening:
Check out Steve Jobs before it hits theaters nationwide! Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. The film is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder.
Please leave all cell phones and recording devices at home – there will be studio security in place! Be sure to get there early! Please bring your Wes ID as this is a campus event only.
Date: Tuesday, October 13th
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema
Cost: Free with WesID
From Romil Sharma ’16:
REACT to Film and QueerWes present an exclusive screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine. The film, directed by Michele Josue, revisits one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history and finds meaning in it.
In 1998, Matt Shepard, a 21-year old gay college student, was found tied to a fence, viciously beaten, and abandoned. The hate-fueled atrocity sparked a national outcry that resulted in the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Josue, who knew Matt personally, tells the story of his life and universalizes his experience in this powerful documentary.
Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a discussion. Snacks will be provided!
Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 7-9:30 PM
Place: PAC 004
“DAMNATION IS A MOVIE THAT MATTERS…WITH A BLEND OF HISTORY,
FACE-MELTING NATURE CINEMATOGRAPHY, AND A DASH OF EDWARD ABBEY–STYLE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, DAMNATION LAYS BARE THIS TRUTH IN A WAY THAT IS EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING, AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, INSPIRATIONAL.”
– The Santa Barbara Independent
This Friday Nina Gerona ’15, Kat Evans ’15, Janika Oza ’15, and Sienna Courter ’15 will be hosting a free screening of the movie DamNation. This documentary looks at the social and environmental effects of dams in the United States. Afterwards there will be a discussion about the film and other dam debates including case studies of Nepal and Panama. Join us for an incredible opportunity to see a beautifully shot documentary that deals with a very pressing environmental issue and a current political subject of contentious debate. Plus there will be snacks!
When: This Friday 11/21 at 4:30pm
Where: PAC 001
Facebook: Event with more information
Courtesy of Michael Leung ’15:
Come learn about how 15 year old Joshua Wong (leader of the Scholarism movement) and 17 year old Ma Jai challenged the presiding political apathy in Hong Kong. This timely documentary vividly illustrates the generation of young activists who are committed to creating a more democratic Hong Kong.
Director Matthew Torne will be present for post-screening Q&A.
Hong Kong’s youth are scarcely known for being political animals: little wonder, given the example set by their pragmatic elders. Doing well at school, finding a decent job and getting their hands on the latest iPhone tend to be higher priorities than politics. Yet a breed of young activists is challenging the presiding apathy, riding a wave of political activism that is sweeping the city.
Lessons in Dissent catapults the viewer on to the streets of Hong Kong and into the heart of the action: confronting the viewer with Hong Kong’s oppressive heat, stifling humidity and air thick with dissent. More information here.
Date: Friday, November 7 – today!
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
From Emma Kemler ’15:
The Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Majors’ Committee Presents the Screening of: Precious Knowledge, a PBS documentary about Mexican-American studies and the fight for educational equity and justice in the U.S.
**Homemade snacks will be provided**
This is a great opportunity to meet HISP majors and chat about common interests.
Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Place: PAC 004
From Andrew Chatfield:
“The camera revealingly shifts from close-up to long-shot…showing the rich multi directionality of Bharata Natyam…..and above all, the singular way a great Indian dancer visibly subordinates the self to a sense of something far larger.”—The New York Times
“The Unseen Sequence,” directed by Sumantra Ghosal, celebrates Malavika Sarukkai’s distinctive intellectual and creative approach to Indian dance. This searching and personal film premiered in January 2014 at the prestigious Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center inNew York City, with an introduction by Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan: “There is a beautiful urgency of Malavika’s diverse inspirations and how she uses these to harness freshness to her craft.” Followed by a post-screening conversation with Ms. Sarukkai, Mr. Ghosal, and Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan.
This event is part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Place: CFA Hall
Join WSDR and ResLife for a screening of film clips depicting disability rights activism throughout history and a discussion of these actions and activists. Dinner will be provided.
Date: TODAY Monday, April 28th
Place: Butt A Lounge