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Wagner & Me

Thursday, February 20 Presented by Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Film Studies UK, Switzerland, Russia, Germany (2010) Dir. Patrick McGrady. British performer Stephen Fry is a lifelong admirer of the music of Richard Wagner. He is also Jewish. Fry examines his fascination with Wagner, and confronts Wagner’s troubled legacy, whose music...... KEEP READING

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Brother Outsider

Wednesday, February 19 Presented by Frank Dobson, Director, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center; and Petey Peterson, Program Coordinator, Office of LGBTQI Life USA (2002) Dir. Nancy D. Kates. Brother Outsider relies on archival film footage and interviews to offer an incisive portrait of political activist Bayard Rustin. Although his name lacks the familiarity of...... KEEP READING

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El Barrio Tours

Thursday, February 13 Presented by William Luis, Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish, Director of Latino and Latina Studies Program; and Lorraine Lopez, Associate Professor of English USA (2013) Dir. Andrew Padilla. An in depth look at the phenomena of gentrification as seen through the change in the largest Puerto Rican neighborhood in the 50...... KEEP READING

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Woody Strode: Extraordinary American Film Actor

Frank Dobson examines the film career of underappreciated African American actor Woody Strode. Sergeant Rutledge Wednesday, February 5 Presented by Frank E. Dobson, Jr., Director, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center USA (1960) Dir. John Ford. The first big budget Western to feature a black hero, this military courtroom drama from director John Ford stars...... KEEP READING

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O Apóstolo

Wednesday, January 29 Presented by Maria Paz Pintane, Senior Lecturer in Spanish Spain (2012) Dir. Fernando Cortizo. A gothic mystery and a dark adult fairy tale wonderfully realized through stop-motion animation. The world created is meticulously detailed and characters are brought to life by a cast of talented voice actors… Cortizo builds a palpably chilling...... KEEP READING

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Beer Is Cheaper than Therapy

Tuesday, January 28 Presented by Kenneth MacLeish, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society USA (2011) Dir. Simone DeVries. Across the nation, young troops who became psychologically overwhelmed while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and were told by dismissive commanders “that beer is cheaper than therapy” are returning stateside to cope with severe psychological trauma...... KEEP READING

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Traveling Light

Wednesday January 22 Presented by Jonathan Rattner, Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Art, and Assistant Director of Film Studies; and Thomas C. McGrath, A&S 2016 USA (2012) Dir. Gina Telaroli. Looking out the window of a moving train is similar to watching a movie in the passive observation of a moving world. Traveling Light...... KEEP READING

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Hafu

Wednesday, January 15 Presented by Ruth Rogaski, Associate Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies. Japan (2013) Dir. Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takagi. The filmmakers explore the “mixed race experience” in Japan. Megumi Nishikura will be present for post-screening discussion. Japanese with English Subtitles. 90 mins. DVD. Underwritten in part by Intercultural Affairs...... KEEP READING

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