Those pesky English Department folk are at it again:
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist and filmmaker living and working in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this presentation, Santiago Muñoz will screen and discuss recent and current work and its focus on the relationship between landscape, history, and ideology.
Santiago Muñoz’s films arise out of long periods of research, observation, and documentation, in which the camera is present as an object with social implications and as an instrument mediating aesthetic thought. Her work focuses on specific social structures or events which she transforms into collaborative performances and moving image.
Date: Tuesday, October 15 Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Place: Russell House
Join us this December 1 for a screening of “The Other City” in honor of World AIDS Day.
Not far from the White House, the Capitol, and the National Mall lies a part of Washington, DC that the tourists never see and the mainstream media virtually ignores. At least three percent of DC is HIV positive, a staggering rate higher than parts of Africa. Behind all the stories of heartbreak, loss, and struggle there are also the incredible, encouraging stories of the people behind grassroots movements to extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope.
Come, watch, eat free Typhoon dinner, and remember to wear red!
Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 6-8 p.m. Place: Shanklin 107 Cost: FREE (and you get Typhoon dinner) FB Event.
Come view fourteen international short films that address issues with body image and the media. Runtime is approximately 80 minutes. Then stay after the films for an open discussion with Ruth Striegel. Dinner will be provided!
This event is hosted by the PHAs through Feel Good, Look Good. Our aim is to raise awareness about society and the media’s influence on beauty ideals and its promotion of unrealistic and unhealthy body image. We hope to redefine beauty as more than physical appearance and promote lasting self-esteem and confidence.
Bobby Burvant ’13 invites you to celebrate the last day of classes in style–with Students for Sensible Drug Policy:
Smiley Face is a movie about Jane F. (Ana Farris), whose normal day is disrupted by accidentally eating a plate of cannabis cupcakes, making all the activities she needed to do that day extremely difficult. Join Students for Sensible Drug Policy for our celebration of last day of classes. Come see this hilarious stoner movie, one of the few to star a woman, outdoors on the big screen in the WestCo Courtyard! Movie also stars John Krasinski, Adam Brody and Danny Masterson.
Join the Muslim Student Association, Ajùa Campos, La Casa and Turath House for a screening of New Muslim Cool, a documentary about the life of a Puerto Rican-American Muslim.
From the filmmakers’ website:
Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim…But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from Christian and Jewish communities.
Come celebrate the last day of classes by watching multiple Oscar-winning filmSlumdog Millionaire, presented by Brighter Dawns, Wesleyan World Wednesdays and the South Asian Studies cluster!
There is a strongly suggested donation of $5 per person. All donations will go towards Brighter Dawns’ efforts to raise $15,329 for a water-sanitation project in the Khalishpur slum outside of Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka. With each donation of $5, we have a complimentary delicious samosa for you, courtesy of Haveli’s!
What: Slumdog Millionaire screening by Brighter Dawns
When: Friday, Dec 10, 8pm to 10.30pm
Where: Tishler Hall, Exley 151
Cost: Free! Suggested $5 donation but any/all amounts welcome!
“Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.”
Come on down to Film Hall TONIGHT at eight to watch The Life Aquatic, Wes Anderson’s masterful tribute to Jacques Cousteau. We got comfy couches, we got a room of requirement, and we got a GIANT projector screen!
Date: Monday, November 22nd Time: 8:00 PM Place: Film Hall (in the basement of Nics 6) Cost: absolutely nothing
WesFresh and Film Hall present a screening of FOOD, Inc! In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer.
Food, Inc. reveals surprising– and often shocking truths– about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
Date: April 29 Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Place: Film Hall