EVENTS

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Apr
27
Thu
Academy Award winning short CURFEW screening @ Main Library Green Room W449
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Academy Award winning short CURFEW screening @ Main Library Green Room W449 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Special screening of the Academy Award winning short film Curfew and Cul de Sac, with a Q&A with Producer Damon Russell.

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

Feb
22
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE BIG LEBOWSKI @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE BIG LEBOWSKI @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)

Presented by Justus Nieland

Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude,” a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money — resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

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.

Aug
31
Fri
“A Place at the Table” Screening & Reception @ East Arbor Architecture + Gallery
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"A Place at the Table" Screening & Reception @ East Arbor Architecture + Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A Place at the Table is in many ways an MSU project because it features interviews with MSU graduate students, faculty, and staff who attended the 2017 Women’s March.

The 17-minute film attempts to unpack the experience of the 2017 March on Lansing, featuring the voices of 16 attendees. The interviewees reflect on three questions: why they attended the march, what the experience was like, and what we can do to keep the momentum of the march going. As we hear their disembodied voices, we see footage of the march that brings to life the collective experience of that day. The film features diverse voices: Latinxs, American Indian, Black, Queer, and others.

This event is free and open to the public, so come along and bring your friends and family. In case you need more incentive, there will be free food and drinks for all.

The screening is sponsored by Michigan State University, the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, The Doc Lab, the Department of Media and Information, the Diversity Research Network-Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Chicano/Latino Studies Program.

Nov
7
Wed
In Our Time: Broad Underground Film Series @ MSU Broad Art Museum
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm
In Our Time: Broad Underground Film Series @ MSU Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The MSU Broad is proud to present David Lamelas’ new short film, In Our Time (2018). Part of the Broad Underground Film Series, this event will also feature a screening of two short films directed by Lamelas and Hilde- garde Duane and a conversation between the artist and Daniel Ricardo Quiles (School of the Art Institute of Chicago).

Stop in before the screening to explore David Lamelas: Fiction of a Production, on view through Jan. 6, 2019.

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. Special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center for their continued support.

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.