EVENTS

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Feb
13
Thu
MSU Film Collective: BIRDS OF PASSAGE @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: BIRDS OF PASSAGE @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2/13 Birds of Passage (dir. Ciro Guerra & Isabela Cristina Gallego Lozano, 2018)

Presented by Miguel Cabaña in conjunction with the MSU Latinx Film Festival

The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honour collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

Feb
20
Thu
MSU Film Collective: ARRIVAL @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: ARRIVAL @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2/20 Arrival (dir. Denis Vulleneuve, 2016)

Presented by Justus Nieland

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

Feb
27
Thu
MSU Film Collective: SHIRKERS @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: SHIRKERS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2/27 Shirkers (dir. Sandi Tan, 2018)

Presented by Cristóbal Martinez

In 1992 teenager Sandi Tan shoots Singapore’s first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges, who then absconded with all of the footage. The 16 mm film is recovered 20 years later, sending Tan, who is now a novelist living in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges’ footprints.

Mar
12
Thu
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: GET OUT @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: GET OUT @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020

3/12 Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, 2017)

Presented by Lamar Johnson

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Mar
19
Thu
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: THE WORLD @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: THE WORLD @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020

3/19 The World (dir. Jia Zhangke, 2004)

Presented by Kaveh Askari

At the Beijing World Park, a theme park that displays small versions of famous world monuments, one of the performers, Tao (Zhao Tao), is dating a guard named Taisheng (Taisheng Chen). However, they have a difficult bond, full of jealousy and miscommunication. While Tao forms friendships with other performers, Taisheng develops a fascination with Qun (Yi-qun Wang), a woman trying to join her husband in France. Despite their differences, Tao and Taisheng attempt to continue their relationship.

Apr
2
Thu
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: DRY KISSES ONLY @ B122 Wells Hall
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: DRY KISSES ONLY @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020

4/2 Dry Kisses Only (dir. Kaucyila Brooke & Jane Cottis, 1990)

Presented by Sarah Panuska

Through manipulated film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory Woman and interviews with the Lesbian on the Street, this marvelous film explores the lesbian subtext of classical films—the dry kisses of the film’s title. Hollywood movies are re-edited to find the truth behind the relationships between the heroine and the “other woman.” Dykella and Dykenna chew over lesbian vampire stereotypes. And gossip columnist Lady Manilla Lively gives the inside scoop on lesbians in today’s Hollywood. DRY KISSES ONLY tells a story at once obvious and long-overdue, affirming the validity of lesbian readings of popular culture and the tenuous truths of gossip.

Apr
8
Wed
POSTPONED: Wednesday Night Live/Spring Poetry Festival @ RCAH Theater
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

This event is co-sponsored with the Center for Poetry, College of Law, College of Arts and Letters, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, College of Education, James Madison College, and Lyman Briggs College.

A widely requested speaker, Betts often gives talks about his own experience, detailing his trek from incarceration to Yale Law School and the role that grit, perseverance, and literature played in his success. Also, he has given lectures on topics ranging from mass incarceration to contemporary poetry and the intersection of literature and advocacy.  Between his work in public defense, his years of advocacy, and Betts’s own experiences as a teenager in maximum security prisons uniquely position him to speak to the failures of the current criminal justice system and present encouraging ideas for change. That work has led Betts to be appointed by President Barack Obama to appoint him to the Coordinating Council of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and more recently for Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut to appoint him to the Criminal Justice Commission, the state body responsible for hiring prosecutors in Connecticut. His recently released book of poetry, Felon, which is a collection of poems he wrote in reflection of life after prison. Reginald Dwayne Betts transformed is a critically acclaimed writer and graduate of the Yale Law School.

 

Apr
9
Thu
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: CURE @ B122 Wells Hall
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: CURE @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020

4/9 Cure (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997)

Presented by Joshua Yumibe

Cure is part atmospheric crime film and part philosophical meditation. Detective Takabe (Koji Yakusho) is tracking a series of identical murders, committed under the same bizarre circumstances. Nothing seems to connect the murders and Takabe becomes increasingly frustrated.

Apr
16
Thu
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: FAST COLOR @ B122 Wells Hall
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: FAST COLOR @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020

4/16 Fast Color (dir. Julie Hart, 1998)

Presented by Bria Harper

Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman who has supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.

Apr
23
Thu
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: MSU STUDENT FILM SHOWCASE @ B122 Wells Hall
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELED MSU Film Collective: MSU STUDENT FILM SHOWCASE @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

4/23 MSU Student Film Showcase

Presented by Pete Johnston

A celebration of the best MSU student films from the year.