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Tabu

Tabu Wednesday, March 15 Presented by: Benjamin Legg, Senior Lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. Portugal/Brazil/France/Germany (2012) Dir: Miguel Gomes. An epic tribute to F.W. Murnau’s 1931 film of the same name, and the most widely distributed and critically acclaimed Portuguese film released in decades, Tabu tells an enchanting tale of love and...... KEEP READING

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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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