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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 spring 2015 season includes:

admission free unless otherwise noted

Uncharted: The truth behind homelessness (2014)


(with post-film forum/discussion in the Emerson Room at The Inn at DePauw)

First-time Indianapolis filmmakers, Adam Oppenheim and Sam Mirpoorian, drew the inspiration for their documentary on homelessness in Indianapolis from a local news report in early 2013 and decided a larger story demanded to be told. Uncharted… will raise local awareness of the issue of homeless right up the road and offer a forum for a discussion long overdue. Co-sponsored by the Compton Center and the Prindle Institute (The Anne Prindle Johnson and David S. Johnson Speaker Fund). Watch the trailer.

Boyhood (2014)

Wednesday, march 4  | 7 P.M.
ashley square cinemas

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's “Yellow” to Arcade Fire's “Deep Blue,” it’s an ode to growing up and parenting, seen through the eyes of a child named Mason who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, and introducing Ellar Coltrane. Co-sponsored by the DePauw Public Occasions Committee. Watch the trailer

aElita, queen of mars

monday, march 9 | 7 P.M.
kresge auditorium

Organist and composer Andrew Earle Simpson will perform live during this silent film.

Funded by The Lance Fund and The Grannon Fund. Sponsored by Russian Studies, Film Studies, Communication and Theatre and the Performing Arts Series.

fed up (2014)

wednesday, march 11 | 7 P.M.

(with post-film forum/discussion in the Emerson Room at The Inn at DePauw)

Fed Up, the 2014 documentary from Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth) and director Stephanie Soechtig, tells us that for the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong. “It’s the film the food industry doesn't want you to see” and will change the way you eat forever. Co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Women’s Center. Watch the trailer

20,000 Days On earth (2014)

wednesday, april 8 | 7 P.M.

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, this critically acclaimed film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Co-sponsored by the Art department. Watch the trailer

dear white people (2014)


(with post-film forum/discussion in the Emerson Room at The Inn at DePauw)

A biting satire of racial politics, Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world. Co-sponsored by AAAS, the Compton Center, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Watch the trailer.