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The Mill and the Cross Wednesday, October 19 Presented by: Robert L. Mode, Professor of Art, Emeritus Poland/Sweden (2011) Dir: Lech Majewski The director brings the viewer inside the painting The Way to Calvary with immersive period detail and extraordinary digital effects. The daily life of 16th-century Flanders is rendered with astounding vividness, from the...... KEEP READING

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My Mother’s Courage Monday, October 10 Presented by: The Holocaust Lecture Series Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland (1995) Dir: Michael Verhoeven “A stunning adaptation of Hungarian author George Tabori’s autobiographical, somewhat surreal novel. Shifting between Nazi-occupied Budapest and present-day Berlin, the film artfully depicts the story of how Tabori’s mother Elsa escaped deportation to Auschwitz.” National...... KEEP READING

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Pina: A Film for Pina Bausch Wednesday, October 5 Presented by: Matthew Congdon, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Germany (2011) Dir: Wim Wenders “Dance, dance, or we are lost.” Pina Bausch’s statement provide the inspiration for acclaimed Wim Wenders’ breathtaking tribute to the legendary choreographer. Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal elevated dance into brilliantly subversive new expressive...... KEEP READING

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He Named Me Malala Wednesday, September 28 Presented by: The Vanderbilt Chapter of She’s the First, with Shazia Kanwal and Lal Kumar, Pakistani fellows in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. Germany (2015) Dir: Davis Guggenheim After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges...... KEEP READING

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Victoria Thursday, September 22 Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts Germany (2015) Dir: Sebastian Schipper Four local Berliners recruit a thrill-seeking Spanish woman to be their getaway driver for a bank robbery. One seamless shot. English, German, Spanish with English subtitles. 140 Minutes. Blu-ray. Presented in collaboration with...... KEEP READING

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The Martian Friday, September 16 6:30 Presented by: Tracie Prater, Ph.D. 2012 (Mechanical Engineering), Aerospace Engineer at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; David Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy; and Rick Chappell, Research Professor of Physics. USA (2015) Dir: Ridley Scott In the post-screening discussion, Prater and others discuss the science of the popular science fiction space adventure...... KEEP READING

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Profiled Wednesday, September 7 Presented by: Frank Dobson, Associate Dean of Students; Director, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center; Faculty Head of Gillette House, The Ingram Commons USA (2016) Dir: Kathleen Foster Director Kathleen Foster knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial...... KEEP READING

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