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The Whistleblower Wednesday, February 24 Presented by: Students Against Modern Slavery. Canada/Germany/USA (2010) Dir: Larysa Kondracki. This ripped-from-the-headlines thriller was inspired by actual events involving police officer Kathryn Bolkovac. In 1999,she discovered a sex trafficking ring facilitated by private-contractor employer while serving as a United Nations Peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina and struggled to...... KEEP READING

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License to Operate Tuesday, February 23 Presented by: Victor Anderson, Oberlin Theological School Chair, Professor of Ethics and Society; and Dale P. Andrews, Distinguished Professor of Homiletics and Social Justice. USA (2015) Dir: James Lipetzky. There is a growing distrust between members of the community and those who are meant to protect it. In Los Angeles,...... KEEP READING

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Cameraperson (A Nashville Premiere) Thursday, February 18 Presented by: Kirsten Johnson, Visiting Director & Cinematographer. USA (2016). Dir: Kirsten Johnson. Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson reaches into her vast trove of footage she has shot over decades. What emerges is a bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.Johnson is the cinematographer on some...... KEEP READING

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Hangmen Also Die! (Part of the Fritz Lang series) Wednesday, February 17 Presented by: James McFarland, Assistant Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts; with Zachary Feldman, doctoral student in German. USA (1943) Dir: Fritz Lang. This film noir drama relied on Bertolt Brecht’s only Hollywood screenplay. Based on the historical assassination of the number two...... KEEP READING

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Hannah Arendt Tuesday, February 16 Presented by: Carwil Bjork-James, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Germany (2013) Dir: Margarethe von Trotta. A brilliant, award-winning biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker introduced her now-famous concept “the banality of evil.” Using footage from the...... KEEP READING

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Fury (Part of the Fritz Lang series) Wednesday, February 10 Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gurtrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts; with Cynthia Porter, Doctoral Student in German. USA (1936) Dir: Fritz Lang. Lang’s first film made in the United States, follows the story of a man who narrowly escapes a lynch mob after...... KEEP READING

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Just Eat It Tuesday, February 9 Presented by: Beth A. Conklin, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology; and Linda Breggin, Adjunct Professor of Law, Senior Attorney for the Environmental Law Institute, and NRDC Nashville Food Waste Initiative Coordinator. Canada (2014) Dir: Grant Baldwin. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue...... KEEP READING

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Cesar’s Last Fast Monday, February 8 Presented by: William Luis, Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish and Director of the Latino and Latina Studies Program. USA (2014) Dir: Richard Ray Perez. Depicting the complicated history of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, the film is the first to grapple with his mixed legacy revealing both his...... KEEP READING

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M—A City Looks for a Murderer (Part of the Fritz Lang series) Wednesday, February 3 Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts. Germany (1931) Dir: Fritz Lang. The story of a serial killer in Weimar-era Germany embodies the social criticism and terror of the time immediately before Nazi...... KEEP READING

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Living Downstream Tuesday February 2 Presented by: Carwil Bjork-James, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Argentina/USA (2010) Dir: Chanda Chevannes. Biologist Sandra Steingraber defines “understanding the public story of cancer” as her life’s work. She calls public attention to the role of environmental pollutants in causing cancer even as she confronts her own diagnosis with the disease...... KEEP READING

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