Category: Arts

No Way Out But One – Film Screening

March 27th, 2012 in College of Communication, Film 0 comments

On Wednesday, March 28th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., NPR’s Robin Young will host a screening of “No Way Out But One”, a controversial new documentary that tells the story of Holly Collins, an American woman who kidnapped her own children to save them from a life of abuse. Pursued by the FBI, Holly fled the country and became the first American woman to ever be granted asylum by the government of the Netherlands, due to domestic violence. The film is being presented as part of Women Take the Reel, a Boston-based film festival focused on movies that are all written and/or directed by women. Immediately after the film, Robin Young will moderate a discussion with Holly Collins, the filmmaker Garland Waller, and Dr. Eli Newberger of Harvard and Children’s Hospital. This event will take place in COM 101 and is free and open to the public.

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Gotlieb Center hosts “Time Bandits” film screening and Discovery Seminar

February 27th, 2012 in All-University Events, Film, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

JoinTIME BANDITS the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC) on Wednesday, February 29 and Thursday, March 1 for a two-night Student Collaborative Series event.  On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., head to CAS Room 725 for a screening of Terry Gilliam‘s 1981 film “Time Bandits.”  Then, for the second part of this two-night experience, take part in a Discovery Seminar on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the HGARC reading room.  Here participants will get the chance to hold and review original scripts, notes, drawings, photographs, promotional material and memorabilia about this groundbreaking film.  Both events are free to students with BU IDs.

Contact Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696; archives@bu.edu

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Cinematheque Series: An Evening With Peggy Ahwesh

February 22nd, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Film 0 comments

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Join the College of Communication on Friday, February 24 for an evening with renowned and experimental filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh.  Ahwesh’s captivating and unique shorts are influenced by such contrasting factors as feminist and gender theory, Bataille, Jack Smith, virtual realities, pornography, and Peewee’s Playhouse. The College’s  Cinematheque Series will show a range of her astounding, intricate works covering twenty years of film and video. This event will begin at 7 p.m. and go until 9 p.m.  It will take place in COM Room 101, and is free to BU students and their friends or guests.

Contact the Film & Television department at filmtv@bu.edu

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BU College of Communication presents Redstone Film Festival

February 15th, 2012 in All-University Events, College of Communication, Film, Uncategorized 0 comments

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Join fellow film enthusiasts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Tsai Performance Center for the 32nd annual Redstone Film Festival. Sponsored by Sumner Redstone, Chairman of VIACOM, the Redstone Film Festival is recognized as one of New England’s premier film and television venues. Projects are written and directed by graduate and undergraduate students from Boston University’s College of Communication.

Winners will be announced at tonight’s screening event. The event is open to the public and admission is free based on a first-come basis.

Contact the Film & Television department at filmtv@bu.edu

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Cinematheque Series: An Evening With Joe Swanberg

February 10th, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Film 0 comments

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Join the College of Communication tonight for an evening with Chicago-based filmmaker Joe Swanberg.  Known as one of the founding fathers of the “mumble core” movement, Swanberg is a young, prolific, and innovative filmmaker. The College’s Cinematheque Series will screen “Silver Bullet,” one of his seven feature films from 2011.  After the screening, Swanberg will participate in a conversation with the audience.  This event will begin at 7 p.m. and go until around 9 p.m.  It will take place in COM Room 101, and is free to BU students and their friends or guests.

Contact the Film & Television department at filmtv@bu.edu

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Gotlieb Center presents In Conversation with Christopher Ricks: Samuel Beckett Going to Confessions

February 2nd, 2012 in All-University Events, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Presentations, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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Today, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host “In Conversation with Christopher Ricks – Samuel Beckett: Going to Confessions, Part 3” as part of the Student Enrichment Series.

Join Professor Christopher Ricks as he presents and discusses the play, “Eh Joe” preceded by the chance to experience the art of Samuel Beckett in performance. Professor Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University and is the co-director of the Editorial Institute.

“In Conversation with Christopher Ricks” will be hosted February 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Richards-Roosevelt Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library. The event is open to students as well as the general public and admission is free based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit the Gotlieb website.

Contact Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696; archives@bu.edu

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Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 13th, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Concerts, Lectures, Musical Performances, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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Boston University will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) on Monday with an event, Manifest Our Destiny, which will include talks and performances by the BU community. The celebration, one of the largest MLK Day events in Boston, is an annual event which began before the first observance of the national holiday in 1986. Manifest Our Destiny takes place Monday, January 16th at 1 p.m., in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be broadcast live on UStream.

For all of the events scheduled the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit BU Today.

Related Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. at Boston University

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive: Located at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

MLK’s Mentor Revealed: Second volume of papers traces Howard Thurman’s thinking pre-BU. (BU Today)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Roommate Reminisces: John Bustamante recalls Coretta Scott at Myles Standish, and Dorchester digs. (BU Today)

Paul Farmer on Martin Luther King, Jr.: Keynote address from medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, the founder of the international aid organization Partners in Health, in 2009. (BUniverse video)

Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the School of Prophets: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s only living sibling, Christine King Farris, is honored at an exhibition of MLK’s archives at Boston University in 2009, hosted by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. (BUniverse video)

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Notable 2011 lectures and events recap: Kay Ryan

January 2nd, 2012 in Arts, Best of 2011, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

With 2011 behind us, we’re looking back on some of the distinguished visitors to the Boston University campus.

The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture, which pairs a poet with a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Program, welcomed former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Kay Ryan and alumna Katherine Hollander (GRS’06, ’14), introduced by three-time U.S. poet laureate and BU professor Robert Pinsky, on April 25:

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View more lectures and events from 2011 here.

Notable 2011 lectures and events recap: Sarah and Susan Silverman

December 31st, 2011 in Arts, Best of 2011, Panels 0 comments

As 2011 winds to a close, we’re looking back on some of the distinguished visitors to the Boston University campus.

Comedian Sarah Silverman and her sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman (CAS’85) met with dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Virginia Sapiro to discuss what it meant to grow up Jewish in Sister Act, hosted by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences religion department on November 8:

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View more lectures and events from 2011 here.

Notable 2011 lectures and events recap: Jill Abramson

December 30th, 2011 in Best of 2011, Lectures, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

As 2011 winds to a close, we’re looking back on some of the distinguished visitors to the Boston University campus.

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson discussed the future of narrative journalism in her keynote at the Power of Narrative Conference, hosted by the College of Communication, on April 30:

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View more lectures and events from 2011 here.