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Embrace

Embrace Wednesday, March 1 Presented by Go Figure. Australia (2016) Dir: Taryn Brumfitt. First-time director Taryn Brumfitt explores the complex issue of body image. Told from the point of view of Brumfitt, who travels the world talking to a range of people–experts, everyday women, and public figures–the film examines what causes body dissatisfaction and considers...... KEEP READING

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Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun Wednesday, February 22nd Presented by: Dr. Clive Mentzel, Director, Active Citizenship & Service. USA (2013) Dir: Biyi Bandele. This award-winning drama, based on the novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie, is a love story based in Nigeria. Olanna and Kainene, two sisters, return home to 1960s Nigeria, where...... KEEP READING

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Lupe Under the Sun

Lupe Under the Sun Wednesday, February 15 Presented by: Professor William Luis, Director of the Latino and Latina Studies Program and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish. USA (2016) Dir: Rodrigo Reyes. Lupe Under the Sun is a first-of-its-kind film that uses non-actors, real farmworkers living in the heart of California, to tell a moving...... KEEP READING

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13th

The 13th Wednesday, February 8 Presented by Frank Dobson, Associate Dean of Students, Director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Faculty Head of Gillette House—Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. USA (2016) Dir: Ava DuVernay Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, this thought-provoking documentary engages scholars, activists, and politicians to analyze...... KEEP READING

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English Vinglish

English Vinglish Wednesday, February 1 Presented by Elliott McCarter, Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies. India (2012) Dir: Gauri Shinde. In her directorial debut, Shinde explores the tension between notions of traditional Indian womanhood and contemporary values through the story of Shashi,a quiet, sweet-tempered housewife who endures condescension from her well educated husband and daughter because...... KEEP READING

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Karski & the Lords of Humanity

Karski & The Lords of Humanity Thursday, January 26 Presented by E. Thomas Wood, journalist, historian, and Karski biographer. Poland/Russia/USA (2015) Dir: Slawomir Grunberg. Jan Karski, as a member of the Polish underground, infiltrated the Warsaw Ghetto, a Transit Camp, then carried his eyewitness reports of the atrocities to Britain and the United States to inform...... KEEP READING

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Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry Wednesday, January 18 Presented by Jason Strudler, Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian. Russia/USA (2015) Dir: Ilya Naishuller. In this video-game influenced sci-fi film, which is shot entirely from a first-person perspective, Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to...... KEEP READING

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