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14 Nov

Budget for Abroad (November 30th)

Savē is a financial literacy program at Dickinson. On November 30th, they will host a pop-up workshop focusing on the intersection of finances and studying abroad. This is an opportunity to get answers to questions about budgeting for life overseas, how financial aid works for a semester abroad, how to work with Student Accounts for special circumstances while studying off-campus, and more. Representatives from several administrative offices will be present during this event, to provide a one-stop resource.
Students can drop in between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm in the Mary Dickinson Room of the HUB – no appointment is necessary!
 
02 Nov

Carlisle Theater: Faces Places (French Documentary) playing on Nov 10, 12, 15, 16

Departments of French, Art, & Art History and the Program in Film Studies at Dickinson College present the french documentary Faces Places

Playing in Carlisle Theater on:
Friday Nov. 10..………………………. 7:30pm
Sunday Nov. 12.…………………….. 2:00pm
Wednesday Nov. 15.………………… 7:30pm
Thursday Nov. 16.…………………… 7:30pm

More about Faces Places:

Rated PG , 1 Hour, 29 Mins
Documentary in French with English subtitles

 

89-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New
Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR
teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.
Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and
how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel
around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals,
learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The
photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and
trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects, and in themselves.
Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as
the unlikely, tender friendship they form along the way. At the same
time, the film documents the passage of time and the nature of
memory, and serves as a moving elegy to the fate of the European
working class. Faces Places has already won awards at Cannes and at
the Toronto Film Festival.

Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post writes that “Faces Places is a
film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and
purity of purpose.” A. O. Scott of the New York Times says that “Faces
Places is unforgettable, not because of dramatic moments or arresting
images, but because once you have seen it you want to keep it with
you, like a talisman or a souvenir. Wherever you’re going, it will surely
come in handy.”

44 W. High Street • In Historic Downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania

www.carlisletheatre.org

30 Oct

Born This Way – Documentary Film Screening (Nov 6)

Join the French Department, the Office of LGBTQ Services, the Center for Global Study & Engagement and the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department in the documentary screening of “Born This Way”.

Description of documentary: This documentary is a French language film which showcases an intimate portrait of the underground gay and lesbian community in Cameroon—where more people are sent to prison for homosexuality than any other country in the world.

Date and time: Monday, November 6 at 7pm

Venue:  Althouse 106

 

28 Oct

Italian Film Series (December 5): Benvenuti al Nord (Welcome to the North)

Join the Italian and Italian Studies Department for their final movie in their Film series of Fall 2017.

Benvenuti al Nord (Welcome to the North) – by Miniero, 2012.

Benvenuti al Nord is a 2012 Italian comedy film directed by Luca Miniero. It is the sequel of the high-grossing film Benvenuti al Sud.

Click here to watch the trailer

Location: Althouse 106 at 7pm

Date: December 5, Tuesday

Italian snacks will be served!

28 Oct

Italian Film Series (November 14): Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons)

Join the Italian and Italian Studies Department for their fifth movie in their Film series.

Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons) – by Özpetek, 2010.

Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans.

Click here to watch the trailer

Location: Althouse 106 at 7pm

Date: November 14, Tuesday

28 Oct

Italian Film Series: (November 5) Don Camillo

Join the Italian and Italian Studies Department for their fourth movie in their Film series This is a special event with a Lecture, Screening, and Reception with Prof. Alan Perry (Gettysburg College)

Don Camillo (The Little World of Don Camillo) – by Duvivier, 1952

A vociferous priest and a Communism-sympathizing mayor put aside their differences when danger threatens their village.

Click here to watch the trailer

Location: Althouse 106 at 5pm

Date: November 5, Sunday

27 Oct

Italian Film Series: (October 31) Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) 1975

Join the Italian and Italian Studies Department for their third movie in their Film series.

Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) 1975:
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Director: Dario Argento
Click here to watch the trailer!!
Location: Romance Language House, Special Event
Date: Tuesday, October 31 at 7pm

Italian snacks will be served!

 

 

25 Oct

Remixing The American Dream – Raquel Cepeda

Remixing the American Dream

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.

The American Dream, Cepeda argues, is a pipedream for some and a birthright for others. Challenging the absurdity of the black-white national conversation about the American dream, Cepeda offers a working and accessible revision to suit generations of Americans, like her, who have been pushed to the margins.

This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, the Popel Shaw Center for Ethnicity & Race, the Division of Student Life, and the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese, English, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Biography (provided by the speaker)

Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, award-winning journalist, cultural activist, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda is the author of Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina. Equal parts memoir about Cepeda’s coming of age in New York City and Santo Domingo, and detective story chronicling her year-long journey to discover the truth about her ancestry, the book also looks at what it means to be Latinx today. Cepeda’s latest documentary Some Girls, produced by Henry Chalfant and Sam Pollard, focuses on a group of troubled Latina teens from a Bronx-based side prevention program who are transformed by an exploration of their roots via the use of ancestral DNA testing, followed by a treat to the seat of the Americas. Cepeda is currently in production on her next documentary and currently writing East of Broadway, a story about one community in New York as soon through the lives of several of its inhabitants. She lives with her husband, Sacha Jenkins, a filmmaker, musician, and creative agency partner, her daughter, 20, and five-year-old son in New York City, “…concrete jungle where dreams are made of [and] there’s nothin’ you can’t do…”

 

Read the article: EXAMINING IDENTITY by Kaila Basile ’20 

25 Oct

Imagining Cuba: Emerging Documentary Filmmaking within Social Change

Imagining Cuba: Emerging Documentary Filmmaking within Social Change

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Sainz explores the struggles of the emerging generation of documentary filmmakers in contemporary Cuba.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies; Film Studies; the Women’s & Gender Resource Center; and First Year Seminars.

Biography (provided by the speaker)


Damián Sainz
  graduated from the University of Arts, Havana, Cuba with a degree in media arts and from the EICTV (International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños) with a degree in documentary direction. Sainz also studied at the Mel Oppenheim Film School in Montreal, Canada and at the Cinema Department at HEAD Genève, Switzerland. Sainz has worked as director, editor and producer in documentary films in Cuba, Canada, Switzerland and Spain and has collaborated with visual arts projects like Galeria Continua, Inventario at the Ludwig Foundation and online project Docuselfie. His short documentary films, focused on LGBTQ culture in the island and Cuban youth, have been selected and awarded in several international film festivals like Havana Film Festival, Fribourg in Switzerland, FICUNAM in Mexico, DocumentaMadrid in Spain and FICU in Uruguay. Sainz teaches documentary cinema at the EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños, The Ludwig Foundation in Cuba and at the Cinema Program of Altos de Chavón in Dominican Republic. He lives and works as an independent filmmaker in Havana, Cuba.

Read the article: EMERGING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WITHIN SOCIAL CHANGE by Lara Dunkelberg ’20