EVENTS

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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.

Oct
11
Fri
Abstraction, Bare Life, and Counter-Narratives of Mobility: A lecture by Professor Robert Burgoyne @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Abstraction, Bare Life, and Counter-Narratives of Mobility: A lecture by Professor Robert Burgoyne @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
In this presentation, Professor Robert Burgoyne considers the contrasting portrayals of refugees and mass migration in the films of Richard Mosse and Ai Weiwei as an attempt to move beyond the conventional visual rhetoric for representing the stateless population. The extraordinary black, white and grey images that comprise Mosse’s multi- part work, Incoming—recorded with a thermal camera that reads the heat emanating from the body—creates a visual record that is at once the trace of intimate biological processes and an alarming, disorienting representation of a tragedy that is both consequential to and distant from our daily lives. In contrast, Ai Weiwei’s film Human Flow depicts the practice of hospitality as a symbolic antidote to the idea of the stateless person as threat. Emphasizing the right to be “at home” anywhere in the world, Ai’s interviews with refugees attempt to facilitate what Hannah Arendt calls the “public performance of voice,” opening a space of belonging through the sharing of stories. However, the representation of stateless persons through the lens of empathy and hospitality also conveys its own forms of disempowerment and complicity. Arendt’s 1951 essay, “The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man,” provides a critical touchstone for this analysis.
 
Details on Human Flowhttps://www.humanflow.com
 
Generously sponsored by: the Film Studies Program and the Department of English, the Department of Art, Art History, & Design, and Global Studies in the Arts & Humanities.

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