Category: Off Campus
Scholars of film and the performing arts will gather September 27th – 29th to debate the work of German director Werner Schroeter who, by the time of his death in 2010, was considered one of the key creative forces in film, theater and opera in Europe. Co-sponsored by the Boston University College of Communication (COM), Cinema, Opera, Art: The Passion of Werner Schroeter, will bring together scholars from Germany, Austria, Australia, and the U.S. for an international, interdisciplinary conference. The conference will examine different facets of Schroeter’s four decades-long career, including his late-60s and early-70s avant-garde films, his German and internationally-made art house features, his documentaries, and his passion for theater and opera.
Cinema, Opera, Art is free and open to the public and will be hosted at the Goethe-Institut, the German cultural center at 170 Beacon Street, Boston. The conference schedule is: Sept. 27th: 5:30 – 9:00 PM, Sept. 28th: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Sept. 29th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Speakers include: Stefan Drößler (Film Museum Munich); Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin); Christine Noll Brinckmann (Prof. Emeritus, University of Zurich, Switzerland); Michelle Langford (The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); Charles Warren (Boston University and Harvard University); Edward Dimendberg (University of California, Irvine); Ken Eisenstein (Mount Holyoke College); Eric Rentschler (Harvard University); Gerd Gemünden (Dartmouth College); Fatima Naqvi (Rutgers University); Roy Grundmann (Boston University); and John Gianvito (Emerson College).
Cinema, Opera, Art will be held in conjunction with two other events: a retrospective of Schroeter’s films at the Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge; and a photo exhibition of the work of Schroeter’s long-time stage and costume designer, AlberteBarsacq, at the Goethe-Institut.
Above, C.A.K.E. (Culinary Arts and Kitchen Entertainment) hosts a gingerbread house building competition in the George Sherman Union.
While Boston University’s doors are closing shortly for winter break, the holiday spirit is strong on campus and in Boston.
Staying in town for the holidays? BU Today has a full list of suggestions of things to do and see in the city, from seasonal staples like ice skating and last-minute holiday shopping, to museum and theater excursions.
The spirit of service: Learn about Terrier athletes’ recent visits to local elementary schools to read holiday stories.
Intersession worship: Marsh Chapel has posted its schedule for intersession services, including a Christmas Eve candlelight mass, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
“Side Streets” is a partnership between The Quad and BU Now, in which Quad writers will profile things to see and do along different streets that intersect Commonwealth Avenue. This week’s street of choice is Harvard Avenue, which lies just past Packard’s Corner, west of West Campus.
Places to see:
Soul Fire— 182 Harvard Avenue (at corner of Comm. Ave).
Refuge Cafe— 155 Brighton Avenue (between Harvard Avenue and Linden Street).
Anna’s Taqueria— 446 Harvard Street.
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“Side Streets” is a partnership between BU Now and The Quad, in which Quad writers will profile things to see and do along different streets that intersect Commonwealth Avenue. This week’s street of choice, Massachusetts Avenue, is otherwise affectionately referred to as “Mass Ave” by Bostonians. Mass Ave is 16 miles of history and culture. The street runs from Dorchester to Lunenberg. On a journey down Mass Ave, you’ll encounter bars, restaurants, historic landmarks, shops, and even colleges.
Should you find yourself in far eastern BU territory, make moves to Mass Ave and stop in any of the following highlights of the legendary street.
Dr. Peter L. Berger, Professor Emeritus of religion, sociology and theology, will be speaking at Brookline Booksmith on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm. Berger will discuss his new memoir, Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming A Bore.