Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
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[...]
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
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[...]
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
10/31 Us (dir. Jordan Peele, 2019) Presented by Jeff Wray Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity[...]
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
11/7 Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler, 2018) Presented by Julian Chambliss King T’Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds[...]
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
11/14 Marie Antoinette (dir. Sofia Coppola, 2006) Presented by Ellen McCallum The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at[...]
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
11/21 The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (dir. Peter Greenaway, 1989) Presented by Liz Deegan The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband’s restaurant.
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
12/25 Volver (dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006) Presented by Scott Boehm Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter, Paula. Raimunda’s sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), lives nearby. The two sisters miss[...]
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
1/16 Blindspotting (dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada, 2018) Presented by Tama Hamilton-Wray Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, Calif., neighborhood. His bond with[...]
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
1/23 Le France (dir. Djibril Diop Mambety) & Pumzi (dir. Wanuri Kahiu) Presented by Ken Harrow In Senegal, poverty-stricken musician Marigo (Dieye Ma Dieye) buys a lottery ticket after his landlady (Aminta Fall) confiscates his instruments in exchange for[...]
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
1/30 The World of Piri Thomas (dir. Gordon Parks, 1968) Presented by Yomaira Figueroa Gordon Parks along with writer and poet, Piri Thomas, lead us on a journey through New York City’s Spanish Harlem. Parks guides our[...]
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
“Universal Archive: A selection of films by William Kentridge” traces the artist’s creative path from the early 1990s to the present day. Presented chronologically, these short films become enmeshed in a complex, ever-expanding network of[...]
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
2/6 Run, Lola, Run (dir. Tom Twyker, 1999) Presented by Bill Vincent In this visually and conceptually impressive film, two-bit Berlin criminal Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) delivers some smuggled loot for his boss, Ronnie (Heino Ferch), but accidentally[...]
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
2/13 Birds of Passage (dir. Ciro Guerra & Isabela Cristina Gallego Lozano, 2018) Presented by Miguel Cabaña in conjunction with the MSU Latinx Film Festival The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an[...]
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
2/20 Arrival (dir. Denis Vulleneuve, 2016) Presented by Justus Nieland Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on[...]
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
2/27 Shirkers (dir. Sandi Tan, 2018) Presented by Cristóbal Martinez In 1992 teenager Sandi Tan shoots Singapore’s first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges, who then absconded with all of the footage. The 16 mm[...]
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020 3/12 Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, 2017) Presented by Lamar Johnson Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached[...]
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020 3/19 The World (dir. Jia Zhangke, 2004) Presented by Kaveh Askari At the Beijing World Park, a theme park that displays small versions of[...]
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020 4/2 Dry Kisses Only (dir. Kaucyila Brooke & Jane Cottis, 1990) Presented by Sarah Panuska Through manipulated film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory[...]
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020 4/9 Cure (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997) Presented by Joshua Yumibe Cure is part atmospheric crime film and part philosophical meditation. Detective Takabe (Koji Yakusho) is tracking[...]
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
Note: public screenings of the MSU Film Collective are canceled for Spring 2020 4/16 Fast Color (dir. Julie Hart, 1998) Presented by Bria Harper Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman who has supernatural abilities must go[...]
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm B122 Wells Hall
4/23 MSU Student Film Showcase Presented by Pete Johnston A celebration of the best MSU student films from the year.
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm
Mystical Phenomena in Modern Catholicism: An Illustrated Talk with Prof. Paula Kane, Endowed Chair of Contemporary Catholic Studies Thursday, October 8th, 7:30pm Among the more unusual elements of Catholic mysticism is the tradition of stigmata,[...]
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online Zoom Program
How long is long enough? This is the question that inspired John Lucas’ The Cooler Bandits (2014), a documentary that follows four friends in four stages of incarceration, struggling to confront their future after twenty[...]
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Student filmmakers in FLM335: Film Directing will hold a virtual YouTube premiere on Tuesday, December 15 at 7pm. Featuring films touching on the collectively decided theme of “rejection,” the films will span a range of[...]
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online Zoom Program
Registration: Cinema has an enduring fascination with cars. From the lure of speed and movement to the threat of the crash, experiences behind the wheel have inspired filmmakers to deliver similar kinetic pleasures. The car also promised jobs, middle-class lifestyle, and[...]
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Zoom
CLASSES with CAL SPRING 2021 Innovations in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities Take time during Covid to get back in Class! Please join us for a night of innovative thinking with some of the[...]
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online Zoom Program
Registration: Join video artist Rania Stephan for a screening and discussion of her award-winning video, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (2011). Stephan’s film, what she calls “an archaeology of images, identity, and memory,” ponders one of the great[...]
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online Zoom Program
Registration: Cinema’s interest in the growth of seeds and plants is as old as the medium itself. As if germinating a seed in our unconscious, film’s fascination with growing things situates seeds and blooms[...]
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm MSU Broad
Broad Underground Film Series: An exploration of Video Art and Experimental and Avant-Garde film from its earliest developments to the present day. Broad Art Museum Sculpture Garden Free to the public Co-programmed by Justus Nieland[...]