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Hidden Pictures

Wednesday, April 15 Presented by: Vanderbilt Psychological Counseling Center (PCC). USA, China, France, India, South Africa (2013) Dir: Delaney Ruston. Ruston experienced the silence that surrounds mental illness from her own family experience. Learning that 450 million people globally have a mental health condition, she realizes their plight is the most hidden of all. Her...... KEEP READING

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Silent Souls

Tuesday, April 14 Presented by: Jason Strudler, Lecturer, Department of German and Slavic Languages. Russia (2010) Dir: Aleksey Fedorchenko. This mystical masterpiece about a lonely man who helps a widower perform last rites for his wife is a haunting and beautiful road-trip. A meditation on death and sex, it’s a melancholy and touchingly profound folk...... KEEP READING

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Blackbird

Wesnesday, April 8 Presented by: VU LAMBDA Student Organization. USA (2014) Dir: Patrik-Ian Polk. Adapted from a book by Larry Duplechan of the same title, Blackbird tells the coming-of-age story of a gay black teen grappling with his sexuality while submerged in one of the most conservative environments imaginable — a religious family in the...... KEEP READING

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Searching for Sugar Man

Tuesday, March 31 Presented by: Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology), and Faculty Head of North House. Sweden, UK (2012) Dir: Malik Bendjelloul. Though he faded into obscurity in the U.S., an early 70s musician known as Rodriguez became a huge hit in South Africa and was widely rumored to have died. Two obsessed...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 in Right Listing | Comments Off


Lumumba

Wednesday, March 25 Presented by: Kristin Michelitch, Assistant Professor of Political Science. France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti (2000) Dir: Raoul Peck. The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Lumumba emerges as the heroic sacrificial...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 in Right Listing | Comments Off


The Chess Players

Tuesday, March 24 Presented by: Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of History, Asian Studies and Islamic Studies. India (1977) Dir: Satyajit Ray. Based on a story by Munshi Premchand, this satirical film is set in colonial India in 1856. The British Resident of the East India Company has observed that the monarch of Lucknow seems to...... KEEP READING

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Patema Inverted

Wednesday, March 18 Presented by: Gerald Figal, Professor, Department of History and Asian Studies. Japan (2013) Dir: Yasuhiro Yoshiura. Inventive and heartwarming anime fantasy, Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the abandoned ruins of a giant industrial complex. While exploring in a forbidden zone, she tumbles headlong into a place with reversed physics,...... KEEP READING

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MOVED

Saturday, March 14 Presented by Sam Girgus, Professor of English. USA (2013) Dir: Julie Sharbutt. Filmed in one take, MOVED is a dark breakup comedy about a woman seeking closure as she moves out of a shared apartment. A beautiful, funny, sad and sweaty film about sexy young people moving on and figuring out what...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 in Right Listing | Comments Off


Hell and Back Again

Thursday, March 12 Presented by: Kenneth MacLeish, Assistant Professor, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. USA, UK, Afghanistan (2011) Dir: Danfung Dennis. Follows 25-year-old Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris on his most difficult mission: coming home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Embedded with Harris’s unit during their assault on a Taliban stronghold, Dennis toggles between...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 in Right Listing | Comments Off


The Other Son

Wednesday, March 11 Presented by: Joshua Barton, Assistant Director, Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life. France (2012) Dir: Loraine Levy. The moving and provocative tale of two young men – one Israeli, the other Palestinian – who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions facing them and their respective families. French,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 in Right Listing | Comments Off