EVENTS

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Oct
5
Thu
MSU Film Collective screening: UN HOMME QUI CRIE/A SCREAMING MAN @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Un homme qui crie/A Screaming Man (Mahamat Saleh Haroun, 2011)

Presented by Ken Harrow

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Aging Adam Ousmane (Youssouf Djaoro), who was once an up-and-coming Chadian swimmer, now manages the pool at a prestigious local resort. When the new Chinese managers of the establishment decide to downsize, Adam loses his job to his own son, Abdel (Dioucounda Koma). Shattered by this demeaning turn of events, Adam is pressured into contributing to the Chadian war effort. With no money to speak of, the only asset he can donate is his son, who is then abducted into the Chadian army.

Oct
12
Thu
MSU Film Collective screening: THE LAST LAUGH @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm

Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau, 1924)

Presented by Pat O’Donnell

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An elderly hotel doorman (Emil Jannings) loses status and self-pride after being demoted to the position of washroom attendant.

Oct
19
Thu
MSU Film Collective screening: GUESTS OF HOTEL ASTORIA @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Guests of Hotel Astoria (Reza Allamehzadeh, 1989)

Presented by Kaveh Askari

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An Iranian couple (Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mohsen Marzban) declare themselves political refugees after police detain them on their way to Cuba.

Oct
20
Fri
Broad Underground || Art Work: Three Views from Detroit @ Robin Theatre
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Art Work: Three Views from Detroit

7pm • Friday, October 20, 2017 • Robin Theatre, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing

Join Detroit-based filmmaker Julia Yezbick for a screening of three of her films, featuring Into the Hinterlands (2015), an experimental documentary about the Hinterlands, a Detroit-based performance ensemble whose physical practice reaches through and beyond the body towards the ecstatic unknown. Smith Shop (2012) and How to Rust (2016) will also be screened.


Julia Yezbick is an anthropologist, filmmaker and artist with an interest in media practice, space, the senses, and processes of making. She is an alumnus of MSU (BA in Humanities and Anthropology) and of Harvard (PhD Anthropology with Media). She is the founding editor of Sensate, an online journal for experiments in critical media practice, and co-directs Mothlight Microcinema in Detroit.

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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Oct
26
Thu
MSU Film Collective screening: MISSISSIPPI MASALA @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair, 1991)

Presented by Jyotsna Singh

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After Mina’s (Sarita Choudhury) Indian family is ousted from their home in Uganda by dictator Idi Amin, they relocate to Mississippi to start a new life. Mina falls for Demetrius (Denzel Washington), a young carpet cleaner, despite the protestations of their families over their racial difference. The families and their surrounding communities begin to feud, putting even more pressure on the couple’s romance. Having to choose between family and love, Mina and Demetrius run away together.

Nov
1
Wed
Junction 48 Screening @ Wells Hall B119
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Junction 48 Screening @ Wells Hall B119 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

JUNCTION 48

Starring Tamar Nafar and Samar Qupty

A film by Udi Aloni

Introduction and discussion led by Dr. Marc Bernstein

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv’s hip-hop club scene.

Part of

BLURRING BOUNDARIES
ARABIC
IDENTITIES ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BEYOND

A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES SYMPOSIUM

Nov
2
Thu
MSU Film Collective screening: BORDERLINE @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm

Borderline (Kenneth Macpherson, 1930)

Presented by Joshua Yumibe

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Although the 1920s brought him acclaim as a stage actor and singer, Paul Robeson still had to prove himself as a viable screen performer. Mainstream avenues were limited, however, and his first films were made on the peripheries of the film business. Borderline, the sole feature of British film theorist Kenneth Macpherson, boldly blends Eisensteinian montage and domestic melodrama, and features Robeson and his wife, Eslanda, as lovers caught up in a tangled web of interracial affairs.

Nov
8
Wed
Macia Landy Lecture
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

History and Auto/Biography: The Language of the Self and Contemporary Italian Cinema
Professor Marcia Landy
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4pm
B-342 Wells Hall

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Nov
9
Thu
MSU Film Collective screening: BAGDAD CAFE @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm

Bagdad Cafe (Percy Adlon, 1988)

Presented by Bill Vincent

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German tourist Jasmin Munchgstettner (Marianne Sägebrecht) argues with her husband after car trouble strands them along a dusty highway in the American Southwest. Fuming, she storms off and travels by foot to the nearest outpost of civilization — the Bagdad Café. Upon arriving, she butts heads with the owner (CCH Pounder), but they soon forge an unlikely friendship. What begins as a few days’ respite becomes a prolonged stay as Jasmine finds her niche within this eccentric truck-stop community.

Nov
10
Fri
“Sense of Self”: An Accessible Art Event @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
"Sense of Self": An Accessible Art Event @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Blind and sighted guests are invited to enjoy “Sense of Self”, an accessible art event. Enjoy this interactive exhibition that brings together literature and art students and features tangible art work inspired by literary works that focus on multi-sensory experiences. All guests are encouraged to use their hands and eyes to experience the art!