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Feb
1
Thu
MSU Latinx Film Festival
Feb 1 – Feb 4 all-day
MSU Latinx Film Festival
Get ready for the first MSU Latinx Film Festival!
 
The inaugural edition of the festival features films from the United States, México, Perú, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil and Spain. You won’t find these films in U.S. movie theaters or on Netflix so please join us for great cinema and conversations you can’t have anywhere else!
 
Free screenings open to the public will be held at the MSU Library and the MSU RCAH Theater (Snyder-Phillips Hall), The Robin Theatre in REO Town and Studio C! at Meridian Mall (in conjunction with the East Lansing Film Festival Indie Series) from February 1-4, 2018.
 
All films will be followed by Q&A sessions with the directors or interactive panel discussions with MSU faculty, graduate students and community leaders. Keep updated on festival news by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through our website: msulatinxfilmfestival.com
 
For more information and media inquires, please contact us at msu.lxff@gmail.com.
Mar
26
Mon
Screening of Charles Burnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm
Screening of Charles Burnett's KILLER OF SHEEP @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Prior to James Naremore’s talk on March 28, there will be a screening of his 1990 film To Sleep With Anger. Vagabond Harry (Danny Glover) pays an unexpected visit to his old chum Gideon (Paul Butler), who accepts the aimless man into his home, despite the fact that the household is already overcrowded. Hard-drinking yet charismatic, Harry both entertains and enrages Gideon and his wife, Suzie (Mary Alice). However, after Gideon falls gravely ill, Harry decides to step in and take his friend’s place in the household. Unfortunately, his intentions are far from pure, and the consequences are tragic.

Apr
2
Mon
American History X Screening @ B117 Wells Hall
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm
American History X Screening @ B117 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A film screening and discussion with Film Producer John Morrissey, who in addition to producing American History X is currently producing the documentary A Murder in Mansfield directed by legendary documentarian Barbara Kopple. Free and open to all.

Nov
8
Thu
MSU Film Collective: MOSCOW DOESN’T BELIEVE IN TEARS @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: MOSCOW DOESN'T BELIEVE IN TEARS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Moscow Doesn’t Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov, 1980)

Presented by Yelena Kalinsky

Living together in a workers’ dorm, Katerina (Vera Alentova) and her friends are determined to make it in Moscow. But when a boorish cameraman (Juri Wassiliev) forces himself on her, Katerina finds herself pregnant and alone as her friends move on. Twenty years later, she’s fought to become a factory director, outpacing her old roommates career-wise, but still alone but for her daughter. When she meets a genial mechanic (Aleksey Batalov), love seems possible again.

Nov
15
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE FORGOTTEN SPACE @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE FORGOTTEN SPACE @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Forgotten Space (Allan Sekula, 2010)

Presented by Lily Woodruff

 The Forgotten Space follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those alienated by the global transport system. We visit displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles, seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe, and factory workers in China, whose low wages are the fragile key to the whole puzzle.

Nov
29
Thu
MSU Film Collective: A HEART IN WINTER @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: A HEART IN WINTER @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Un Coeur en Hiver (Claude Sautet, 1993)

Presented by Bill Vincent

Violin player Camille (Emmanuelle Béart) begins an affair with Maxime (André Dussollier), who is prepared to leave his wife. But then Camille goes to Maxime’s violin repair shop and meets his employee, Stephane (Daniel Auteuil), and she instantly falls in love. While Camille freely expresses her emotions for Stephane, he acts increasingly introverted, shunning her affections even though he cares for her, too. Camille soon becomes obsessed in her determination to win Stephane over.

Dec
6
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE HUDSUCKER PROXY @ B122 Wells Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE HUDSUCKER PROXY @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1994)

Presented by Dan Smith

New York City, December 1958. Newly arrived from Indiana, Norville Barnes walks into the Hudsucker Building just as the company president leaps to his death from a window high above. When a ruthless executive seeks a new proxy president who is sure to fail, naive Norville is moved from the mailroom to the boardroom. This screwball comedy from the Coen Brothers reinterprets visual and aural styles of earlier directors such as Howard Hawks and Frank Capra while reflecting on the mythology of the office building and the city as work places.

Dec
7
Fri
Broad Underground || Sondra Perry Works || Technology and Identity @ The Robin Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Technology and Identity || Sondra Perry Works

7:00pm • Friday, December 7, 2018 • The Robin Theatre, REO Town, Lansing

Sondra Perry mixes 3D digital animation with found footage from video games, YouTube, and other popular moving image sources to explore representations of blackness in history and popular culture. Often drawing upon personal experiences, her work questions the technologies that shape racial identity today. 6:30 doors, 7:00 start.

—Programmed by Mikki Kressbach


Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.

 

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Feb
22
Fri
Broad Underground || Sixty Six || by Lewis Klahr @ B122 Wells
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sixty Six

Lewis Klahr (2015)

3:00pm || Friday, February 22, 2019 || B122 Wells Hall || Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

Listed as one of the 10 Best Films of 2015 by New York Timescritic Manohla Dargis, Lewis Klahr’s Sixty Sixoffers a compelling point of entry into his decades of work as an experimental animator. Each of the twelve short films that make up this feature-length anthology reference, as the title partly suggests, Klahr’s lifelong fascination with the 1960s and its cultures of intoxication. Klahr’s images are cut or torn from his personal collection of magazines, manuals, illustrations, and wallpaper samples. His films draw attention to the paper on which these images are printed. He does not shoot through glass, he lets the edges of his paper figures curl or cast shadows in three dimensions, and he lets us see their subtle patterns of pulp grain. These reanimated pieces of dead paper remind us of the importance of archives of this material, like the one here at MSU.

Unlike his predecessors in avant-garde animation, which often focused on realms of the unconscious or on occult symbolism, Klahr’s works tend to dwell in the painful, terrifying, and sweet stories of 1960s popular culture, which have been partly forgotten and now exist largely in paper traces. The films are often grand melodramas inside quiet shoeboxes. They are saturated with color and blurred by tears. In Sixty Six, myths of ancient Greece couple with the myths of recently outmoded popular culture. Hades comingles with classical Hollywood, Roy Lichtenstein with Helen of Troy. Figures cut from color comics move across black-and-white photographs that seem stark and empty, like crime scenes. Throughout the film, Klahr uses a lightbox to shoot both sides of the paper, recto and verso, at once. The pulp of the paper is no longer an opaque boundary, but a medium that transmits the fiery pools of color from its other side. If our recent history has been too easy to forget, Klahr reminds us that its fragments remain and will bleed through in unpredictable ways.

—Programmed by Kaveh Askari & Julian Chambliss


Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.

Cosponsored by the MSU Comics Forum

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Mar
29
Fri
Broad Underground || Designers in Film @ Robin Theatre
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Designers in Film

7:00pm || Friday, March 29, 2019 || Robin Theatre
1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing

After studying with Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy at Chicago’s School of Design in Chicago, the Goldsholls made a series of innovative and socially engaged films in the 1950s and 1960s at their trailblazing firm Goldsholl Design Associates. The Goldsholls’ films collapsed boundaries between the avant-garde and the midcentury corporation as Chicago established itself as the Hollywood of industrial and educational filmmaking. Our program features a selection of the Goldsholls’ experimental and sponsored work crossing the domains of art, industry, design, and film.

—Programmed by Justus Nieland


Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.

Cosponsored by the MSU Comics Forum

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