Hispanic Film Series: Biutiful — March 27

We’d like to invite you to the second edition of the Hispanic Film Series starting next week. Join us in this celebration of recent award winning cinema from Latin America and Spain, including remarkable films from Cuba, Spain, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile. The series which will take place on Thursday nights from March 27th to April 24th. We hope to see you there!


     MARCH 27, 8 PM   BIUTIFUL  Alejandro González Iñárritu, México/Spain, 2010  starring Javier Bardem.


Asian and Asian American Film Series: “Harana”– Mar. 3 , 8 p.m.

The Asian and Asian American Film Series continues this Monday, March 3, at 8pm in Powell Cinema with: Harana (directed by Benito BAUTISTA, 2012, Philippines/USA, 103 mins). 

Harana is a long-abandoned Filipino courtship serenade, which originated in the Spanish colonial period. In this award-winning documentary, guitarist Florante AGUILAR returns to the Philippines from the US for the first time in twelve years to discover three of the last remaining harana masters: a farmer, a fisherman, and a tricycle driver. HARANA emotively weaves their performances to exemplify the past and present, the here and there, and the rural and urban.

Trailer: http://www.asiancinevision.org/harana/

Symposium on Human Rights & the Environment: Standing on Sacred Ground — 3/1 and 3/2



“Standing on Sacred Ground” 

Powell Family Cinema

Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2

Join us for a chance to see and discuss four remarkable new documentaries that tell the story of a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.

Each film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Christopher (Toby) McLeod, Project Director of Earth Island Institute’s Sacred Land Film Project and Wesleyan parent, and distinguished speakers Donna Augustine, Thunderbird Turtle Woman, Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Mi’kmaq tribe, Angelo Baca, Hopi/Dine Filmmaker and Visiting Instructor in American Studies at Brown University and Nikolai Tsyrempilov, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, currently a member of the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton,  and faculty members Gillian Goslinga, Sarah Croucher, Ruth Johnson, Honor Keeler and Justine Quijada.


Saturday March 1                                                   

1:00 pm – Pilgrims and Tourists (California Altai, Russia)                                                             

 3 pm – Coffee Break                                                                                                

 3:45 pm – Profit and Loss (Alberta, Canada and Papua New Guinea)      

 Sunday March 2

11:00 am – Fire and Ice (Ethiopia and Peru)

1:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm Islands of Sanctuary (Hawai’i and Australia)

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.  Attend one film or stay for them all.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for Film Studies, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department and Department of Religion.

For more information visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/filmstudies/SpecialEvents/sacredland.html


Center for Humanites Lecture: Noah Isenberg on filmmaker Edward G. Ulmer — 3/3, 6 p.m.

CFH--filmmakerProfessor Noah Isenberg

New School for the Liberal Arts

The near-forgotten emigre filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer enjoyed a thirty-five year career as a director. Born in Olmutz (in what is today the Czech Republic) in 1904, and raised in Vienna, he first traveled to America in 1924 with Max Reinhardt’s theater company to help stage The Miracle in New York. His sprawling, eclectic body of work includes: such daring and original horror films as The Black Cat (1934) and Bluebeard (1944); a startling variety of ethnic films, ranging from an all-black musical drama, Moon Over Harlem (1939), to a pair of Ukrainian operettas and four powerful Yiddish features, most notably The Light Ahead (1939); numerous acclaimed B-pictures of diverse genres, including science fiction, melodrama, and the western; and, finally, such film noir classics as Detour (1945), his best-known film. Long overshadowed by the more celebrated careers of his fellow Austrian- and German-born peers, Ulmer’s work is now finally, more than four decades after his death, receiving a new wave of critical appreciation.

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014  |  6 P.M.

Asian and Asian-American Film Series: Short Series: An Unbounded Romance 2/24, 8 p.m.

The Asian and Asian American Film Series continues this Monday, February 24, at 8pm in Powell Cinema with: SHORT SERIES:  AN UNBOUNDED ROMANCE (2013, Czech Republic, USA, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, 79 mins) followed by a discussion moderated by Professors Ponsavady, Nakamura, Nguyen, and Tang.  Admission is free!

“These five quirky shorts explore couples in the form of puppets, travelers, or couch-bound potatoes as they come together and fall apart along their unexpected journeys(Asian Cinevision).   http://www.asiancinevision.org/an-unbounded-romance/

March 3: Harana

(directed by Benito BAUTISTA, 2012, Philippines/USA, 103 mins)  http://www.asiancinevision.org/harana/

 All screenings will be held at Powell Cinema (8pm, free admission).  The event is sponsored by Wesleyan Academic Affairs, Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Film Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, The Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, Department of English, Department of American Studies, Wesleyan World Wednesdays, and the Asian American Student Collective.



Free Movie Day at Metro Movies! January 22

thumbnailCAZKOFM3Free Metro Movies Day for First-Year Students!

Wednesday, January 22

11:30 a.m. first to final showing at 9:30 p.m.

Show your 2017 Wes I.D. at the ticket counter

As a special welcome back program, Students Affiars, the 2017 Class Council and the University Center Activities Board (UCAB) have arranged for first-year students to see a free movie (or more!) on January 22.  Students need to show their 2017 I.D. at the ticket counter to gain free admission to the movie/s of their choice.

All student ResLife Staff also will be allowed free admission on January 22.  Staff members need to show their I.D. so they can be checked off a list that will be provided to Metro Movies.