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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 2016 season includes:

Free admission


Sunday, sept. 4 | 7 P.M.

Reparation, directed by DePauw alum Kyle Hamm, and co-written by Hamm and DePauw Communication and Theatre/Film Studies Professor Steve Timm is coming home to Ashley Square for its premiere event. A troubled Air Force veteran finds clues to his buried memories in his daughter's art, while confronted by a stranger looking for answers of his own.

This is a special premiere screening on Sept. 4 to meet the filmmakers and cast. Regular screenings continue through Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.


wednesday, sept. 14 | 7 P.M.

Nominated for six Oscars, 2016; Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, older, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences. Co-sponsored by DePauw Intercultural Life, DePauw Women’s Center and LGBTQ Services.

an oversimplification of her beauty

Post-film discussion with the filmmaker

tuesday, SEPT. 27 | 7 P.M.

Executive produced by Jay-Z, Terence Nance’s dazzling, delightful and explosively creative debut utilizes a mix of live action and animation to tell the story of a relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman as it teeters between the platonic and romantic. Co-sponsored by AAAS, DePauw Intercultural Life, DePauw Art and Art History Department, DePauw Academic Affairs, Media Fellows, the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, and the DePauw Public Occasions Committee. 

A pre-event for DePauw Dialogue. A post-film discussion with the filmmaker will take place at the Emison Building Lobby.

The linguists

thursday, oct. 6 | 7 P.M.
peeler art center, auditorium 

In this 2008, Emmy-nominated documentary, director Seth Kramer follows a pair of language scholars as they journey through rugged lands in order to find isolated civilizations and hear rare tongues. The linguists, who speak a combined two dozen languages themselves, go to Siberia to listen to a language that will likely disappear in the next few decades. They trek to India to explore how English colonists altered the nation's culture, and they visit the American Southwest to talk with Native Americans.

everybody wants some

wednesday, oct. 12 | 7 P.M.

In this loose and hilarious follow-up to Boyhood, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Directed by Richard Linklater. 

A post-film discussion on masculinity and coming of age, with Film Studies professor Matthew Herbertz, at the Emerson Room at the Inn at DePauw.  


wednesday, nov. 2 | 7 P.M.
green center for the performing arts, kresge auditorium

The classic 1927 silent film, with live organ music by John Schwandt. In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. Directed by Fritz Lang. Co-sponsored by the DePauw Performing Art Series. An ArtsFest: Art & Utopia event.

born to be blue

wednesday, nov. 9 | 7:30 p.m.
music on the square

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, one of the most famous trumpeters in the world in the 1950’s, renowned as a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the1960’s, his career and personal life was in shambles from heroin addiction. In this innovative anti-biopic, with the improvisatory genius of great jazz, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker's life just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance (Carmen Ejogo). 

At Music on the Square, with pre-show music and short lecture by DePauw jazz pianist/professor, Steve Snyder, starting at 7 p.m. The screening will commence at 7:30 p.m. 

a wheel out of kilter

Presented by visiting filmmaker Ross Morin 

friday, NOV. 18 | 6 P.M.
peeler art center, auditorium

Ross Morin, filmmaker and assistant professor of film studies at Connecticut College, will visit DePauw University to present his award-winning feature horror film, A Wheel Out of Kilter. Morin created the film over a period of five years with DePauw Film Studies Professor Matthew Herbertz. Both Morin and Herbertz star in the film. There will be a Q and A with the filmmakers immediately following the screening. Visit A Wheel Out of Kilter website for more information.


wednesday, nov. 30 | 7 P.M.

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Directed by Tom McCarthy, screenplay by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams, winning 2016 Oscars for Best Motion Picture 2016 and Best Original Screenplay. Co-Sponsored by the Douglas I. and Ann U. Smith Endowed Fund for Ethics (at the Prindle Institute).

A post-film discussion will follow at the Emerson Room at the Inn, with Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism Miranda Spivack (who was an editor and reporter for the Washington Post) and Film Studies Professor Seth Friedman.