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Aug
29
Thu
MSU Film Collective: ARTISTS AND MODELS @ B122 Wells Hall
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: ARTISTS AND MODELS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

8/29 Artists and Models (dir. Frank Tashlin, 1955)

Presented by Kaveh Askari

Eugene and Rick are two struggling artists who share apartment. However, Rick has problems with that, because Eugene is obsessed with pulp fiction comic books and has nightmares because of that. However, Rick soon finds that those nightmares could be excellent material for writing his own comic books.

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

9/5 Carmen Jones (dir. Otto Preminger, 1954)

Presented by Ken Harrow

The tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is translated into a modern-day story of a parachute factory worker and a stalwart GI named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Conflict arises when a prize-ring champ captures the heart of Carmen after she has seduced Joe and caused him to go AWOL.

Sep
12
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE STONE FLOWER @ B122 Wells Hall
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE STONE FLOWER @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

9/12 The Stone Flower (dir. Aleksandr Ptushko, 1944)

Presented by McKayle Sluga

This remarkable film is based on P. Bazhov’s fairy tale “The Malachite Box”. Little Danila was the most inquisitive apprentice of old Prokopich, a famous stone-carving master. Years passed… Like his teacher, the grown-up Danila has learned to feel the soul of his material and became an expert in handling rare precious stones found in the Ural Mountains. One day he met the Mistress of the Copper Mountain, a fairy who ordered for herself an unusual stone flower.

Sep
19
Thu
MSU Film Collective: RED DESERT @ B122 Wells Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: RED DESERT @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

9/19 Red Desert (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1965)

Presented by Bill Vincent

Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo. Ugo’s old pal, Corrado, shows up in town on a business trip and is more sensitive to Giuliana’s anxieties. They begin an affair, but it does little to quell Giuliana’s existential fears, and her mental state rapidly deteriorates.

Sep
26
Thu
MSU Film Collective: LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD @ B122 Wells Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

9/26 Liz and the Blue Bird (dir. Naoko Yamada, 2018)

Presented by Mihaela Mihailova

Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are two close friends who are part of the Kitauji High School music club. Quiet and reserved Yoroizuka plays the oboe while lively and popular Kasaki plays the flute. The group has decided to play Liz and the Blue Bird, a song inspired on a fairy tale about the relationship between a girl and a bird. The musical piece puts both Mizore and Nozomi on the spotlight due to a solo part by Yoroizuka and forces the two girls to reexamine their friendship.

Oct
3
Thu
MSU Film Collective: PINK FLAMINGOS @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: PINK FLAMINGOS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10/3 Pink Flamingos (dir. John Waters, 1972)

Presented by Josh Lam

Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as “The Filthiest Person Alive”.

Oct
10
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10/10 The Color of Pomegranates (dir. Sergei Parajanov, 1968)

Presented by Yelena Kalinsky & Alice Isabella Sullivan

The life of revered the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova. Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his death, the movie addresses in particular his relationships with women, including his muse. The production tells Sayat-Nova’s dramatic story by using both his poems and largely still camerawork, creating a work hailed as revolutionary by Mikhail Vartanov.

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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Oct
17
Thu
MSU Film Collective: WEEK-END @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: WEEK-END @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10/17 Week-end (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)

Presented by Kyle Sittig

A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.

Oct
24
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THREE COLORS: BLUE @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THREE COLORS: BLUE @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10/24 Three Colors: Blue (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993)

Presented by Lily Woodruff

Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding human interactions on the bustling streets of Paris proves impossible, and she eventually meets up with Olivier, an old friend who harbors a secret love for her, and who could draw her back to reality.