Film Events

Les dames du Bois de Boulogne

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Le dames du Bois de Boulogne

This unique love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows the maneuverings of a society lady as she connives to initiate a scandalous affair between her aristocratic ex-lover and a prostitute.
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Les Anges du péché (Angels of the Streets)

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

Shot from film.  Three nuns

Robert Bresson’s first feature is also often regarded as his most conventional film. Though not as daring as his later work, Les Anges du péché foreshadows the stylistic precision and emphasis on spiritual redemption of the Bresson to come.
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Glacial Balance: Film Screening

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:45pm

Glacial Balance

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting a free screening of GLACIAL BALANCE followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Ethan Steinman whose award winning documentary takes us from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know those who are the first to be affected by melting glacial reserves. The film offers an opportunity to hear, in the locals’ own words, the human impacts of a climate out of control.  Read more


Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


This is an advance screening of a new feature film by Academy Award winning director Atom Egoyan with an all-star cast (including Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, and Bruno Ganz).   The film tells the story of Zev, an elderly nursing-home resident suffering from dementia, who is guided by a fellow Holocaust survivor to seek out and execute the Auschwitz commander who murdered his family seven decades earlier.  This thrilling tale of suspense is provocative and is infused with black humor. Read more

Katherine Dunham: Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Katherine Dunham

Black History Month

Please join Africana Studies Professor Aimee Glocke for a celebration of the works of Katherine Dunahm. Dunham was a dancer, choreographer and anthropologist noted for her innovative interpretations of ritualistic and ethnic dances. Read more

The Tree of Life

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm


Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
The Tree of Life
 is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and meaning of life by way of a middle-aged man's childhood memories of his family living in 1950s Texas, interspersed with imagery of the origins of the universe and the inception of life on Earth. Read more

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

creature with red eyes in the forest

Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
The recipient of the prized Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's hypnotic drama tells the haunting story of a Thai man suffering from kidney failure who retreats to the countryside to die in the company of his loved ones. 
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Meek’s Cutoff

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

pioneer woman aiming a rifle

Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
Meek's Cutoff
 is a 2010 American western film directed by Kelly Reichardt. The film was shown in competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. The story is loosely based on a historical incident on the Oregon Trail in 1845, in which frontier guide Stephen Meek led a wagon train on an ill-fated journey through the Oregon desert along the route later known as the Meek Cutoff in the western United States. Read more