Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

From the Land of Gandhi Documentary Screening

Join us for a free screening of “From the Land of Gandhi,” a film by Prakash Wadhwa on the impact of the permanent residency backlog on the lives of 4 immigrants. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the filmmaker. Sponsored by Student Involvement, The UndocuResource Center, and the Center for International Education. 

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Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Girl Rising

Become inspired to make a difference. Join us for a free special screening of Girl Rising, a documentary film about the transformative power of education in the lives of girls around the world. Girl Rising follows nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.

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German Embassy-sponsored film screening & discussion!
Nov
14
7:15 PM19:15

German Embassy-sponsored film screening & discussion!

Willkommen bei den Hartmanns (Welcome to the Hartmann family) – 2016, dir. Simon Verhoeven. This box office hit is an exhilarating comedy, which humorously reflects on Germany's reactions to the refugee crisis. Screening followed by discussion. This film screening is part of a series of Germany and EU-related events, sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C., during International Education Week at SSU. Special Event!

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Nov
14
7:15 PM19:15

"Willkommen bei den Hartmanns"

FLTA Rebecca Meier will screen the German comedy "Willkommen bei den Hartmanns" ("Welcome to Germany"; 2016; with English subtitles) as part of the German Film Series. This clever and thought-provoking German blockbuster about the refugee crisis was the highest grossing comedy of 2017. The film will be followed by feedback and discussion. Watch the hilarious trailer here.

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Social Justice Film Series Presents: The Zoo Keeper's Wife
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Film Series Presents: The Zoo Keeper's Wife

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.  Join us as we watch and discuss the film afterwards with film discussion with Dr. Elaine Leeder, Dean Emerita/Professor of Sociology      

Plus, Free pizza!

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Social Justice Film Series Presents: Hidden Figures
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Film Series Presents: Hidden Figures

As America stood on the brink of a Second World War, the push for aeronautical advancement grew even greater, spurring an insatiable demand for mathematicians. women were the solution. Ushered into the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory  1935 to shoulder the burden of number crunching, they acted as human computers, freeing the engineers of hand. calculation in the decades before the digital age. Sharp and successful, the female population at Langley skyrocketed. 

Many of these "computers" are finally getting their due, but conspicuously missing from this story of female achievement are the efforts contributed by courageous, African-American women. Called the West Computers, after the area to which they were relegate, they helped blaze a trail for mathematicians and engineers of all races and genders to follow. Join us as we watch and discuss the film afterwards with Dr. Sara Kassis, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Science and the Director for Women in Tech.

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Tschick
Oct
3
7:15 PM19:15

Tschick

This fun, fast-paced road movie is based on a popular novel about two young guys from Berlin, who travel east with a stolen car to escape their difficult circumstances. A fascinating trip from West Germany into the East, and from the present into the past and back.

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Social Justice Film Series Presents: Moonlight + Free Pizza
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Social Justice Film Series Presents: Moonlight + Free Pizza

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson   Join us as we watch and discuss the film afterwards with Kim D. Hester Williams, Professor English & American Multicultural Studies. Free pizza!!

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Summer Movies on the Green: Beauty and the Beast (Animation and Live Action)
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Movies on the Green: Beauty and the Beast (Animation and Live Action)

BE OUR GUEST to the first in a long line of films (indoor and outdoor) that we will show for FREE this year! Grab your blanket, your roommate, a neighbor and some snacks. Then bring them all to the Weill Hall Green at the GMC for a special double feature! We will be showing both the cartoon and the live action Beauty and the Beast films!  We’ll provide the film, free popcorn, lots of grass to lounge and a beautiful night I am sure.  Please note that this is a community event and get there early to reserve your spot! Feel free to bring other food and beverages (no alcohol please).

Beauty and the Beast Original: 5 PM

Live Action: 7 PM

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Summer Movies on the Green: Little Mermaid and Moana
Jul
22
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Movies on the Green: Little Mermaid and Moana

Little Mermaid | 5 PM

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.

Moana playing after Little Mermaid

The epic journey continues for "Moana" fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure "Moana." From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.

 

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Movie On The Green Series ft.  La La Land
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Movie On The Green Series ft. La La Land

Take  a break from studying for finals and join us on the GMC Lawn as we view La La Land, which has been nominated for 14 Oscars! The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight. Starring Ryan Gossling and Emma Stone. You bring your blankets, we’ll bring the movie , and have a beautiful evening under the stars and some popcorn.

Watch for future Movie on the Green films in July, August and September 2017!

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Sonoma Film Institute Presents, Celebrating John F. Kennedy Centennary
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute Presents, Celebrating John F. Kennedy Centennary

In the late 1950’s, seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, Robert Drew, assembled an amazing team—including such eventual nonfiction luminaries as Richard Leacock, D. A. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles—that would transform documentary cinema. In 1960, the group was granted direct access to John F. Kennedy, filming him on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office. This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy—Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, and Crisis—and, following the president’s assassination, the poetic short Faces of November.

TONIGHT’S FILMS

CRISIS (1963, 53 min.) features both Kennedy brothers trying to maneuver around the University of Alabama integration crisis, with Governor George Wallace blocking the doors.

FACES OF NOVEMBER (1963, 12 min.) is a simple, wordless portrait of a traumatized nation.

For more information about the Sonoma Film Institute, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule/

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Sonoma Film Institute Presents Celebrating John F. Kennedy Centennary
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute Presents Celebrating John F. Kennedy Centennary

In the late 1950’s, seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, Robert Drew, assembled an amazing team—including such eventual nonfiction luminaries as Richard Leacock, D. A. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles—that would transform documentary cinema. In 1960, the group was granted direct access to John F. Kennedy, filming him on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office. This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy—Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, and Crisis—and, following the president’s assassination, the poetic short Faces of November.

TONIGHT’S FILMS

PRIMARY(1960, 52 min.) follows the Wisconsin primary election between John Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey for the Democratic nomination for President.

ADVENTURES ON THE NEW FRONTIER (1961, 52 min.) follows the newly-elected President in the White House as he conducts his daily business.

For more information about the Sonoma Film Institute, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule/

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Sonoma Film Institute Presents, Starless Dreams
Apr
28
to Apr 30

Sonoma Film Institute Presents, Starless Dreams

“It took seven years for veteran documentarian Mehrdad Oskouei to get permission to make a film in a rehabilitation centre for juvenile delinquent women in Iran. The result is a thoughtful and complex portrait of young women at the extreme margins of Iranian society. Whilst their crimes – from pick pocketing to drug dealing and manslaughter – paint a bleak picture, it is the crimes of society against them that come into sharper focus as we begin to understand their backgrounds. Oskouei doesn’t shy away from being reflexive in his role as filmmaker, as he invites us to share in the young women’s hopes and dreams as they contemplate life outside the centre. Amongst its numerous accolades, the film won the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlinale and Oskouei was honoured with a True Vision Award at True/False Film Festival earlier this year.” - Elhum Shakerifar, British Film Institute (2016, 76 min., in Persian w/English subtitles).  For more information about the Sonoma Film Institute, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule/

Friday 7 PM

Sunday 4 PM

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