2016. USA. Dir: Alex Horwitz. Documentary. 84 min.
You’ve watched Lin-Manuel Miranda on SNL, sung along to the cast album a little too loudly at parties, and (if you’re lucky) seen the Broadway smash hit Hamilton itself. The alumnus-directed PBS Great Performances doc provides an unprecedented look into the behind-the-scenes creation of a pop culture phenomenon.
Sick of the constant objectification of women and mistreatment of female characters on Game of Thrones??? Watch the pilot episode of OUTLANDER with Cardinal Pictures and Film Hall on the night of the GoT premiere! Start your next TV binge!
(Alas, the 48 Hour Phone Film Festival has been cancelled)
Date: Sunday, April 24 Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM Place: Film Hall (Basement of Nics 6)
Interested in reproductive health and rights? Want to learn more about
international abortion laws?
Join the Wesleyan Doula Project and Womanist House for a screening and
discussion of Vessel at the Film Series!
Vessel is a documentary about Women on Waves, an organization “founded
in 2000 with the aim to prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe
abortions by providing sexual health services, including early medical
abortions, on board a Dutch ship, outside the territorial waters of
countries where abortion is illegal.” For more information, view the
If you have any discussion questions you would like to add, please
email them to lwinchell[@]wesleyan[.]edu.
An exciting event hosted by the Wesleyan Center for Prison education:
Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a maximum security prison?
Mothers of Bedford, a feature length documentary, follows five women incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and looks at their lives through the lens of motherhood. The film explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child relationship. Mothers of Bedford examines the struggles and joys these five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a child’s first birthday party inside prison, the cell that child lives in with her mother, and the biggest celebration of the year, Mother’s Day in prison!
Nope, it’s not a horror movie on the Film Series calendar. Alex Pogosky ’13 writes in to tell you why you should come to Exley tomorrow night:
If you’re interested in medicine, like watching medical TV shows, or maybe just enjoy seeing people get cut open, come check out a live surgery recording hosted by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). The video lasts about an hour and includes commentary by the surgeons. Snacks will be provided!
Date: April 15, 2013 Time: 9 PM – 10 PM Place: Exley 058 Cost: An organ. (Just kidding, probably.)
A solid double bill, coming at you fromAlicia Gansley ’15:
Wesleyan Democracy Matters is teaming up with Common Cause CT for a film and lecture with Common Cause CT senior organizer, Kim Hynes.
Join us for a screening of The United States of ALEC, a documentary narrated by Bill Moyers that examines how corporations and state legislators are colluding to write laws and remake America. Common Cause Connecticut senior organizer Kim Hynes will be introducing the film. Learn about how corporations are affecting the American political process on even the state level!
Insert “Andy Ribner ’14 is pretty into education” one-liner here:
“Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system—the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across the country. Through an interactive and evolving website and a feature-length documentary that brings together educational experts, student interviews, and a year of documenting the day-to-day lives and sacrifices of public school teachers, THE TEACHER SALARY PROJECT will bring an awareness to the real and imminent crisis in our educational system—how little we value our strongest, most committed, and most effective teachers, and the ripple effect this has on how our children learn and their potential for future success.” – americanteacher.org
A movie with a badass ALL Asian American cast? A movie without Asian American stereotypes? An ACTION-packed Movie? Brew Bakers BRUNCH?
Asian American Student Collective presents a screening of Better Luck Tomorrow!
Directed by Justin Lin, a group of unlikely high school students take up crime as an extracurricular activity but they soon find themselves moving deeper into the criminal underworld than they ever anticipated, and things get ugly when they try to move on.