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Film Hall Annual Oscar Party

The Argus bookies have good money on Movie 43 coming from behind for a cross-category sweep.
oscar party

Want to hear Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s smooth, deep voice announce the best movies of the year?  Plan to keep your fingers crossed for Wesleyan University favorite Beasts of the Southern Wild, which has four nominationsKaty Thompson ’15 has a plan for those of us who don’t want to watch the Academy Awards alone:

The Oscars are this Sunday, Feb 24!

Need a great place to watch the Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane? Come to Film Hall’s Annual Oscar Party. Located in the basement of Nics 6, the Film Hall lounge offers a large projector great for watching the Academy Awards. The red carpet starts at 7pm and the award show will begin at 8 p.m. Come with your friends and answer our fun questionnaire for a chance to win prizes.

Popcorn will be provided.

Date: Sunday, February 24th
Time: 7–12 p.m.
Place: Film Hall Lounge, Nics 6
Cost: Free!

Historical Narratives Fall Submissions Drive Deadline

Justin Pottle ’13 writes in about The End of Historical Narratives?, which could be the name of an unreleased essay by Francis Fukuyama. I’m including the entirety of his email because it’s great:

Hey Zach!

Hope your weekend/finals are going well—I’m still kind of reeling from Its a Wonderful Life. Crazy. Its Christmastime. Everything is beautiful. Anyways, I’m writing in with a wesleying request. Can you put a post up advertising the end of Historical Narratives fall submissions? Something like this:

Historical Narratives, Wesleyan’s undergraduate journal of history, is wrapping up its fall submissions drive tomorrow, December 10, but there is still time to submit your academic work discussing or pertaining to historical subjects and analysis. We’re looking for papers between 5 and 30 pages in any subject with an emphasis on original research. If your professor liked it, we probably will too. Successful papers will go through multiple rounds of anonymous review and editing, and the best papers will make it into our sleek academic journal at the end of next semester. You can submit papers whenever, but send submissions to weshistoricalnarratives(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday night to be consider in the first round of review.

I’ve attached a picture of Abraham Lincoln riding a bear. Do with it what you will.

Deadline: Monday (tomorrow) night
Contact: weshistoricalnarratives(at)gmail(dot)com

CSPL Screens Lincoln, Taps Professors Eudell and Lim for Discussion

Professor Jennifer Tucker, acting as the interim director of the Center for the Study of Public Life (CSPL), has arranged a free screening of the new Spielberg film, Lincoln, for this coming Thursday evening to kick things off for the CSPL. If that wasn’t awesome enough, Professor Demetrius Eudell (History and African American Studies) and Professor Elvin Lim (Government) will run a Q&A after the screening on the CSPL’s theme,Lincoln: Politics in the Public Eye.

The screening is set to start at 7:30PM this Thursday, December 6th, at our local Middletown theater in Metro Square. There are only 200 seats available, so go to the Box Office in Usdan now, like, right now, seriously, right now, to get a ticket.

Date: Thursday December 6th
Time: 7:30PM – 10:30PM
Place: Metro Movies 12 (theater in Metro Square off Main Street)
Cost: FREE……EEEEEDOM! No but seriously it’s free.