From Wesleyan Women in Film:
Are you excited for a night of glitz, glamour, free movie candy, lights, red carpet fun, and to see your classmates on the big screen?
The top 16 films from Campus Movie Fest will be showcased, and the top 4 films will move on to CMF Hollywood in July 2015 to compete against schools across the country for $150,000 in cash, prizes, and professional gigs!
There will also be awesome door prizes anyone can win, including a Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive, a Google ChromeCast, Fandango gift cards, and MORE!
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
Mara Woods-Robinson ’16 writes in about an awesome screening happening tomorrow:
“An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.”
Like film? Activism? Free food? Then join us on Wednesday night for a screening of Who Is Dayani Cristal?, a 2013 award-winning documentary film about immigration politics. The screening will be followed by a live Google Hangout with director Marc Silver. And there will be snacks!
REACT to FILM is a nonprofit organization with chapters in colleges across the nation. We organize screenings of documentary films about social issues, with the hope of generating discussion around the issues and providing the opportunity for students to become involved.
Date: Wednesday, February 26 (tomorrow)
Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001