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Film Studies Film Series and Events

DePauw's Film Studies Film Series screens thought-provoking, critically acclaimed films throughout the academic year. The fall 2017 season includes:

Free admission except for the good catholic

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS (2015)
YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

PRE-SCREEN PERFORMANCE WITH CELLIST ERIC EDBERG

tuesday, sept. 26 | 7 P.M.
gcpa, thompson recital hall

Cellist Eric Edberg will perform Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Prelude in G, as well as discuss the special relationship Yo-Yo Ma has with the DePauw and Greencastle Community.

SCREENING OF THE FILM THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26 | 7:30 p.m.
gcpa, thompson recital hall

Moving, hopeful, and alive – blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays (including Yo-Yo Ma) from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind. Co-sponsored by the DePauw School of Music and Asian Studies.


The good catholic

friday, SEPT. 29 | 5 P.M.
ashley square cinemas

$10 general admission. DePauw Students free with valid school id

Daniel is an idealistic and dedicated priest who loves his work more than anything else, until a chance meeting with a woman at confession stirs up emotions that make him question his true calling. Starring former Greencastle resident Zachary Spicer and shot in Bloomington, Ind.

Free and open to the public talks from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. in The Inn at DePauw, Emerson Room, featuring co-star/co-producer Zachary Spicer, writer/director Paul Shoulberg, co-producer John Armstrong and co-producer Kaitlyn Smith. Sponsored by DePauw Public Occasions Committee.


 

PENS TO PICTURES (2016)

FILM SCREENING WITH Q&A

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4 | 7 P.M.
PEELER ART CENTER, AUDITORIUM

Filmmaker, professor and DePauw alumna Chinonye Chukwu '07 will present five films by five women in the Pens to Pictures project. Pens to Pictures is a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to tell their stories, from script to screen. These five films were made in partnership between women in the Dayton Correctional Institution and the Ohio filmmaking community. Two of the filmmakers will join the Q&A. Co-sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies Wright Fund, The Prindle Institute for Ethics, the DePauw Public Occasions Committee, the Compton Center for Peace and Justice and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. This is a Conflict Commons event.


Miss Hokusai (2015)

wednesday, Oct. 11 | 7 p.m.
Ashley Square Cinemas

As all of Edo (present day Tokyo) flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai in this sumptuously animated coming-of-age tale, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits – sold under the name of her father – are coveted. Despite her fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Sponsored by Asian Studies. 


 

FENCES (2016)

wednesday, NOV. 1 | 7 P.M.
ASHLEY SQUARE CINEMAS

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter. From August Wilson's Tony Award-winning play. Co-sponsored by DePauw’s Association of African American Students (AAAS).


 THE MASTER (2012)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29 | 7 P.M.
ASHLEY SQUARE CINEMAS

The Master is a psychological drama written, directed and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is a troubled, boozy drifter struggling with the trauma of World War II and whatever inner demons ruled his life before that. On a fateful night in 1950, Freddie boards a passing boat and meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a religious movement called the Cause. Freddie tries hard to adhere to Dodd's weird teachings and forms a close bond with his mentor, even as other members of Dodd's inner circle see him as a threat.


Your Name (2016)

wednesday, Dec. 6 | 7 p.m.
Ashley Square Cinemas

High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are initially complete strangers living separate lives in this Japanese anime film. But one night, Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars? Sponsored by Asian Studies.