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Apply to the Film Board!

Hey You!

Do you ever look at the Film Series calendar and think, “Wow, why did they choose that? Why didn’t they put this movie up? I could do such a good job picking movies for this series.”

Then why not Apply to the Film Board!

Bring the Wesleyan campus the films you know they want to see! Gain experience curating an artistic enterprise! Argue with film nerds for hours with a tangible result at the end!

Applications must be submitted as a hard copy to the office of Logan Ludwig at the Center for Film Studies by Friday, February 24.

Film Board Application 2017

Awareness Series: EMPTYING THE SKIES

Emptying the Skies Poster

From Sarah Chrystler:

The final film in CFILM’s Awareness Series is EMPTYING THE SKIES, a powerful documentary about the secret struggle to save the songbirds. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Director Doug Kass (’96).
Admission is free! We hope to see you there!

Date: Tuesday, April 12
Time: 8PM-10PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema

There is a Field

12729165_10156646360145193_6730146677612036519_nFrom Elijah Jimenez ’18:

This documentary style play, written by Jen Marlowe, is about Aseel Asleh, a 17 year old Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by police in October 2000. Based on interviews and primary sources collected over 14 years, the play offers a uniquely personal lens for understanding inequality as the root of state violence and impunity. In its debut performance at SJC, it aims to create conversations with audiences across the United States to build solidarity across universal struggles for liberation and equality.

This production of the play is touring Universities and Colleges. It is done in partnership with donkeysaddle projects, Adalah, 50 Shades of Black, Students for Justice in Palestine, The US campaign to end the Israeli Occupation, Jewish Voice for Peace and Code Pink.

**NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED**

Date: Thursday, March 24
Time: 8:00PM-10:00PM
Place: Malcolm X House Basement

Summer Film Series: ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’

mr smith goes to washington

If you’re enjoying a summer in good ol’ Middletown, CT, consider the first of four screenings of Jimmy Stewart movies sponsored by the Center for Film Studies:

The Center for Film Studies – Summer Film Series Presents
HOLLYWOOD ICONS: JIMMY STEWART
Tuesdays in July 2015
Start time: 7:30pm
Free Admission

The film will be introduced by Marc Longenecker, Programming and Technical Director, Center for Film Studies

Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 7:30-10 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

Suggest Movies for the 2014-15 Film Series

Have you ever complained to your friends that your favorite movie is never available to watch in 35mm? Want the chance for your cinematic voice to be heard by the Wesleyan masses? Want more Fellini? More Michael Bay?

We have just the survey for you…

Submit any and all suggestions for next year’s Film Series calendar! Or if technology frightens you, write them down and drop them in one of the Film Series suggestion boxes around campus. We want to know what you want to watch.

New Stop Motion Movie from Raphael Linden ’15

Almost a year since he wowed audiences with his mind-bending hit “Homonucleus with Milk“, the deft, stop-motion hand of Raphael Linden ’15 has struck again with yet another short video that is as beautiful as it is terrifying. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll see serveral close-ups of Linden’s open orifices.

We at Wesleying have been honored to watch Linden’s evolution as an aspiring animator. One thing’s for sure the kid’s come a long way since his upbeat, 2012 masterpiece “Threshold Dances“.

Oh and just a heads up – this one is decidedly strobey so epileptics be warned. Enjoy!

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Puppets, Family, Slamily: Things Happened This Weekend

This wonderful photo completely sums up Avenue Q. We borrowed it from Andy Ribner ’14 at the Argus. 1470323_642176665834299_1848190613_n

An editor’s note from Gabe: 

Here are the events this past weekend that this post could not cover: Samsara at Crowell Concert Hall, An Intimate Party Experience at WestCo, “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano” in Memorial Chapel, Greedy Lying Bastards at Downey, Magic Man at Art House, Chrome Sparks at Eclectic, Freestyle Rap Battle at WestCo Cafe, Stand Clear of the Closing Door, The Palm Beach Story, and Fruitvale Station at the Film Series, Feministing at PAC, Ricordati di me at Fisk, Zongo Junction at 200 Church, Wesleyan Experimental Music Festival at Russell House, Gamelan at World Music Hall, Improv Comedy Tri-Show in the Nics lounge, and probably other things. (If you want us to cover more of these things, then maybe you should think about joining the Wesleying staff. Just saying.) (Also, here’s separate coverage on Wes Thinks Big.)

On any given weekend at Wesleyan University, a lot of stuff happens. Honestly, it’s the biggest problem of my undergraduate experience that I can’t actually attend everything I’d love to. So, you see what you can and hear from other people how everything else went. 

I asked Wesleying staffers to attend one of the many theater or performance events going on this past weekend, between November 21st and November 23rd, and give them some proper coverage. These are the events they chose, and these are their observations, critiques, compliments, and impressions. If you want to take something from this post, it’s this: Leave your dorm room and attend something. It’s worth it, and the students here are damn talented. You might just enjoy yourself.

Girl Rising Screening

The incandescent Miranda Orbach ’15 writes in to let you know about a cool film screening going on Thursday evening:

Join the global campaign to educate and empower girls around the world! Come see Girl Rising, presented at Wesleyan by Half the Sky! It will be screened in Exley 150 at 8PM on May 2nd.
Check out the phenomenal trailer here.

10X10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls. At the center of the campaign is a feature film, Girl Rising. The film, by Academy Award nominated director Richard Robbins, features performances from Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys and others. This is a beautiful and important film that tells the stories of 9 remarkable girls from around the world and their remarkable journeys to overcome all odds and acquire an education. The film carries a powerful message: if we educate girls, we can change the future of some 66 million girls around the world who today only dream of going to school. Together, we can create powerful change. I hope you’ll join this movement with us!

Date: Thursday, May 2nd
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Exley 150
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Back by Popular Demand: Etgar Keret Presents Jellyfish

jellyfish_xlgLast here in 2011, award-winning filmmaker and writer Etgar Keret is back this time to speak about his 2008 film, Jellyfish. Emily Brown ’12, coordinator for special events and intern for the Center for Film Studies, gives us the details:

This film, directed by the husband-and-wife team of Etgar Keret and
Shira Geffen, tells the story of three women in Israel whose lives
intersect in increasingly profound ways. The film, which won the
Camera d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, will be followed by a
Q&A with Keret.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish and Israeli Studies
department and the Film Studies department.

Date: Tuesday, April 23rd
Time: 8:00-10:00 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free

German Ladies Make Movies: Run Lola Run

Emily Brown ’12 keeps it short:

Leo Lensing, Professor of German Studies & Film Studies will introduce the film and answer questions.

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free