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Mar
15
Thu
MSU Film Collective: SOODHU KAVVUM/EVIL ENGULFS @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: SOODHU KAVVUM/EVIL ENGULFS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

(Nalan Kumarasamy, 2013)
Presented by Amrutha Kanapulli

Two unemployed young men meet a rather fringe character called Das. Das is essentially a courteous kidnapper. If he had any wealth, he could be called a gentleman kidnapper. And it’s the three trying to pull a high profile kidnapping, but other characters come in to mess it up. All the while, they’re being chased by a mute cop who’s very good at what he does. The movie features several great character actors from the industry and insane music.

Mar
22
Thu
MSU Film Collective: DIVINE INTERVENTION @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 22 @ 7:28 pm
MSU Film Collective: DIVINE INTERVENTION @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

(Nalan Kumarasamy, 2013)
Presented by Amrutha Kanapulli

Two unemployed young men meet a rather fringe character called Das. Das is essentially a courteous kidnapper. If he had any wealth, he could be called a gentleman kidnapper. And it’s the three trying to pull a high profile kidnapping, but other characters come in to mess it up. All the while, they’re being chased by a mute cop who’s very good at what he does. The movie features several great character actors from the industry and insane music.

Mar
23
Fri
Broad Underground || Beauty and the Glitch @ Robin Theatre
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Beauty and the Glitch

7pm • Friday, March 23, 2018 • Robin Theatre, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing

Beauty and the Glitch celebrates contemporary digital animation’s power to confound, provoke, and mesmerize. From the hypnotic neural landscapes of Munro Ferguson’s Minotaur (2014) to the deeply personal low-poly anguish of David OReilly’s Please Say Something (2009), this program seeks to unleash the beauty of the glitch in all its ever-morphing refractions. The pulsating poetry of The Waves (Marta di Francesco, 2016) meets the convulsive viscerality of Ryan (Chris Landreth, 2004) and the cacophonous dreamwork of The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal (Christina Felisgrau and Ronnie Rivera, 2014). Digital disruptions entwine, tangle, and branch off of each other in a latticework of stunning imperfection.

—Programmed by Misha Mihailova


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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Mar
26
Mon
Thrust into Heaven
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thrust into Heaven

Screening of Thrust into Heaven, a documentary about “forced” conversions of Hindu women married to Muslim men in Pakistan, and panel discussion with filmmaker Dr. Jürgen Schaflechner, in the Green Room, 4th Floor, MSU Library

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.

Mar
28
Wed
James Naremore Lecture: “Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge” @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 28 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
James Naremore Lecture: "Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge" @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

James Naremore is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, and the author of Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge, the first book-length study of the director. His other books include More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts, Acting in the Cinema, On Kubrick, The Magic World of Orson Welles, and An Invention without a Future: Essays on Cinema.

MSU Faculty Roundtable with Dr. Naremore to follow on Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, featuring Professors Tama Hamilton-Wray, Jeff Wray, and Ken Harrow.

Sponsored by the MSU Film Studies Program, with support from the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

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Mar
29
Thu
MSU Film Collective Screening: BUZZARD @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective Screening: BUZZARD @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

3/29 Buzzard (Joel Potrykus, 2014)

Presented by Joel Potrykus

Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to hide-out in his co-worker’s basement while his latest con cools off. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, a bladed Nintendo Power Glove, and a bad temper, he eventually splits for Detroit.

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.

Apr
5
Thu
MSU Film Collective screening: BAMBOOZLED @ B122 Wells Hall
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective screening: BAMBOOZLED @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2000)

Presented by Josh Lam

A blistering satire of network television’s pitfalls and prejudices, a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a television writer’s stunning rise and tragic downfall. Pierre Delacroix, a young, Harvard-educated man, who is the sole person of color, writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production.

Apr
10
Tue
Film, Data, and Dirt: On Dawson City: Frozen Time,” A Public Seminar with Dr. Shannon Mattern @ B342 Wells Hall
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Film, Data, and Dirt: On Dawson City: Frozen Time,” A Public Seminar with Dr. Shannon Mattern @ B342 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join ENG 818: “Substrates of Cinema: Infrastructure, Media, Logistics” for a Skype conversation with Dr. Shannon Mattern(The New School) about her recent work and Bill Morrison’s celebrated film Dawson City: Frozen Time. In addition to Morrison’s film, the seminar will discuss portions of Mattern’s most recent book Code+Clay, Data+Dirt: 5000 Years of Urban Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), and her articles “The Big Data of Ice, Rocks, Soils, and Sediments: Inside the Material Archives of Climate Science” and “Extract and Preserve: Underground Repositories for a Posthuman Future.” (PDF attached).

If you would like to join the seminar for our conversation, RSVP to Justus Nieland (nieland@msu.edu) at your earliest convenience. We’ll have refreshments. And please also let me know if you’d like a copy of the introduction to Code + Clay.

Dr. Mattern is Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition. She is the author of The New Downtown Library: Designing with CommunitiesDeep Mapping the Media City, and Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media, all published by University of Minnesota Press. In addition to writing dozens of articles and book chapters, she also contributes a regular long-form column about urban data and mediated infrastructures to Places, a journal focusing on architecture, urbanism, and landscape, and she sometimes collaborates on public design and interactive projects and exhibitions. You can find her at wordsinspace.net.

Sponsored by the Film Studies Program and the Digital Humanities Program of the College of Arts & Letters.

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