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Steve Jobs Advance Screening

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

Appropriate Behavior Screening

11146442_897342696997120_7145300978592873979_oMichigan’s premier dung hunter, otherwise known as Jana Heaton ’14, is back to terrorize the campus with behavior that is anything but appropriate:

Desiree Akhavan’s “winning first picture” (accolades from NY Times critic/Wesleyan prof A.O. Scott) will be showing in gloriously crisp DCP projection this Tuesday at the Film Series!

Still Not Asking For It, Video and Interview

You may have seen the video “Not Asking For It” on your Facebook newsfeed recently. At a time when there’s a lot of discourse on campus surrounding sexual assault and rape culture, this video encourages people to think about what people mean when they say, “They were asking for it.” The video points out that neither clothes nor dancing are invitations for sexual advances. I sat down with Sally Rappaport ’17 who created the video and we talked  about why she made the short film and what the reactions to it have been. Check out her movie, and check out the interview below the jump.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring: Film Screening

An event sent to us by the most incredible, the amazing, Mr. Jamie Hall ’15!

Searching for enlightenment but unsure of how to transcend your egoand rediscover yourself as the eternal All? For a step in the right direction, join the folks of BuHo and Professor Kaloyanides for ascreening of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring. The film,described as “elementally simple and complexly beautiful” and “greatchillout cinema,” will be shown on Monday 4/21 from 4:30 6:30pm in PAC136. As the Buddhist hermit Hanshan would often say, “shit is gonna be poppin”. Check it out by clicking here.

When: Monday, April 3rd. 4:30-6pm
Where: PAC 136
Cost: 30 karma points (but actually 100% free!)

World AIDS Day Movie Screening

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Join the Planned Parenthood Campus Action Interns, ASHA, Open House and the Queer Resource Center for a screening of the award-winning documentary How To Survive A Plague!

How To Survive A Plague is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.

There will also be FREE INDIAN FOOD courtesy of Udupi for all you point-less and meal-less folks!

Date: Thursday, December 5th
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Place: PAC001
Cost: FREE!

CPE Presents The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars

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Did you binge-watch Orange is the New Black this summer? Want to learn more about life in a real women’s prison? Are you interested in feminism? Education? Our country’s broken prison system? Maybe even all of the above???

Come to the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education ‘s screening of The Grey Area this Thursday in PAC 002 at 7:00PM! The film provides an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars.

Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum security women’s prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison.

A Place at the Table Screening

Francesca Moree ’14 serves up:

1 in 6 Americans–50 million–is food insecure. 1 in 4 American children—17 million–is food insecure. 85% of those families that are food insecure have at least one working adult it the household.

Brought to you by Hunger and Homelessness, come out Thursday night to watch A Place at the Table, a film created by the makers of Food, Inc. A Place at the Table describes the realities of food insecurity in America today, highlighting the experiences of three families, in particular.

Featuring Jeff Bridges, this film also presents a radical challenge to Americans everywhere to consider how food insecurity in our country can realistically be eradicated.

I challenge you to come out to PAC 107 at 6:30pm and watch this movie and consider the realities of food security and food justice in the United States.

Date: Thursday, November 14th
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Where: PAC 107
Cost: free your mind

The Act of Killing Film Screening

Rizky Rahadianto ’15 announces:

“This might be the most important documentary ever” – The Daily Mail
“I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade… it is unprecedented in the history of cinema.” – Werner Herzog
“Joshua Oppenheimer has reset the bar for tragi-comedy. As in, don’t even bother trying, Hollywood. Ever again.” Indiewire

One of the most talked about, controversial, and acclaimed films of the summer calendar is coming to the Film Series for free. Oppenheimer’s disturbing documentary centers around two Indonesian ex-squad leaders reenacting their 1960s genocidal atrocities. But there’s a twist: protected under the state and now holding positions of political power, they believe themselves to be national heroes, their reenactments exuding at first a deeply unsettling sense of pride and moral assuredness until the men slowly begin to confront their crimes.

It will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. What’s more, there will be an exclusive interview with the director presented before the film (made possible by co-sponsor LinkAsia) and a panel with professor Ronald Jenkins and Indonesian students after the film.

You. Don’t. Wanna. Miss. It.

Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema
Cost: Free!

Italian Movie Screening: Le Fate Ignoranti

Andrea Ballanti GRAD wins for most unconventionally conversational post:

Last italian movie of the semester, last of the year… this time not in Fisk but in ESC058.

Some comments from IMDb:
“Unconventional and deeply touching movie”
“Such a warm and sentimental film”
“You leave the theater with feelings of purity, warmth and love”

AIDS doctor Antonia’s husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her, she goes to see her husband’s lover… then?

Date: April 29, 2013
Time: 8 pm
Cost: Free

350.org Screening of “Do the Math”


Rachel Lindy ’15 writes in with another wonderful Earth Week event,

Come join Wes, Divest! and EON for a special Earth Day screening of 350.org’s new film entitled “Do The Math” as part of a national screening event.
The film is under an hour and chronicles Bill McKibben’s recent tour of the same name, as well as the Keystone XL Pipeline protests, the growing fossil fuel divestment movement, and the growth of the climate movement as a whole. The film will be followed by a discussion of the movie and of Wesleyan’s role in the climate movement.

Watch the trailer here

Facebook group here

Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free