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Nov
18
Mon
Annual Kessler film: “Who Will Write Our History” @ MSU Library Green Room (4th Floor West)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual Kessler film:  "Who Will Write Our History" @ MSU Library Green Room (4th Floor West)

Annual Kessler film: “Who Will Write Our History?

“In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary.

Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.”

Professor Amy Simon will be introducing the film and leading a discussion of it afterwards.

Presented by:

The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel

Co-sponsors

Department of Religious Studies

College of Arts & Letters

James Madison College

Department of History

Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

 

Nov
21
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

11/21 The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (dir. Peter Greenaway, 1989)

Presented by Liz Deegan

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband’s restaurant.

Dec
5
Thu
MSU Film Collective: VOLVER @ B122 Wells Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: VOLVER @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

12/25 Volver (dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006)

Presented by Scott Boehm

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter, Paula. Raimunda’s sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother, Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene, the daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, however, Irene’s spirit materializes around her daughters to comfort them.