EVENTS

Calendar

Nov
3
Thu
East Lansing Film Festival @ Hannah Community Center, Wells Hall, Studio C
Nov 3 – Nov 10 all-day
East Lansing Film Festival @ Hannah Community Center, Wells Hall, Studio C | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The East Lansing Film Festival will take place from November 3rd to the 10th. Films will be shown at Hannah Community Center, Studio C cinema, and Wells Hall on campus. Check out the website for the full listing of films, times, and locations.

The Festival

Nov
17
Thu
FLM200, MSU Film Collective: “The Edge of Heaven” @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
FLM200, MSU Film Collective: "The Edge of Heaven" @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007)
Presented by Matthew Handelman

Geography Awareness Week: Movie Screening @ Wells Hall B115
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
Geography Awareness Week: Movie Screening @ Wells Hall B115 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Geography Awareness Week is holding a free movie screening and Q&A with the filmmakers Reuben Aaronson and Steve Lerner. The movie is “When the Well Runs Dry,” and is about the water situation in Kansas. Event is free and open to the public.

Dec
1
Thu
FLM200, MSU Film Collective: “Cemetery of Splendor” @ B122 Wells Hall
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm
FLM200, MSU Film Collective: "Cemetery of Splendor" @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatopong Weerasethakul, 2015)
Presented by Lyn Goeringer

Dec
6
Tue
Kessler Film Event @ MSU Main Library Green Room (4th Floor West)
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Kessler Film Event @ MSU Main Library Green Room (4th Floor West) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Son of Saul, directed by Laszlo Nemes

Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Son of Saul follows a Hungarian Jewish prisoner (Gez Rohig) in Auschwitz who works as a Sonderkommando, participating as a cog in the Nazis’ extermination machine. In a haunting exploration of the struggle to maintain one’s humanity in the midst of so much killing, Saul is determined to give the body of a young boy a proper Jewish burial.

Amy Simon (William and Audrey Farber Chair in Holocaust Studies, MSU) and Ken Walzer (History Professor Emeritus, MSU) will introduce the film, provide comments at the conclusion, and then lead a discussion about the film.

Dec
8
Thu
FLM200, MSU Film Collective: “The Edge of Heaven” @ B122 Wells Hall
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
FLM200, MSU Film Collective: "The Edge of Heaven" @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007)
Presented by Matt Handelman

Jan
12
Thu
MSU Film Collective: In the Mood For Love @ B122 Wells Hall
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: In the Mood For Love @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Presented by Justus Nieland. An editor and his beautiful neighbor tiptoe toward an affair of their own after learning of their mates’ infidelity.

Feb
9
Thu
MSU Film Collective: INCUBUS @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: INCUBUS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Presented by Lyn Goeringer

On a strange island inhabited by demons and spirits, a man battles the forces of evil.

The screening is free and open to all!

Feb
16
Thu
MSU Film Collective: STALKER @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: STALKER @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Presented by Yelena Kalinsky

Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece, based loosely on the Strugatsky brothers’ novel Roadside Picnic, takes place in a dystopian world where a mysterious Zone is sealed off by the government and is said to grant one’s deepest unconscious wish. Unable to resist the Zone’s pull, the Stalker of the title leads a washed-up writer and a cynical scientist on a spiritual and philosophical quest to the heart of the Zone. The illusion of continuous action through the constantly shifting landscape and strange, nondiegetic sound cast a seductive spell while ultimately frustrating any single interpretation.

Free and open to the public.

Feb
23
Thu
MSU Film Collective: CROW’S EGG @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: CROW'S EGG @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Screening of M. Manikandan’s film, presented by Amrutha Kunapull.

This Tamil film is centered on two boys from the slums of Chennai as they try to satisfy a yearning so familiar in the West – the want to eat pizza. The narrative follows the young protagonists as they make their way through the network of desire and the resultant challenges.

Free and open to the public.