Monday, March 19, 2012

Cinematheque: Veronika Voss

Bryn Mawr's Homay King will be introducing this next meeting of the Cinematheque Internationale:

Veronika Voss
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
(1982, 104′, Germany, German with English Subtitles)

Wednesday, March 28
Doors open at 6:30pm
Films begins at 7:00pm
Discussion following each film.

Once-beloved Third Reich–era starlet Veronika Voss (Rosel Zech) lives in obscurity in postwar Munich. Struggling for survival and haunted by past glories, the forgotten star encounters sportswriter Robert Krohn (Hilmar Thate) in a rain-swept park and intrigues him with her mysterious beauty. As their unlikely relationship develops, Krohn comes to discover the dark secrets behind the faded actresses’ demise. Based on the true story of a World War II UFA star, Veronika Voss is wicked satire disguised as 1950s melodrama.

Speaker: Homay King, Associate Professor at Bryn Mawr College - Department of History of Art

Homay King is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, where she also directs the Program in Film Studies and the Center for Visual Culture. Her book Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier was published by Duke University Press in 2010. Her essays on film, photography, and contemporary art have appeared in Afterall, Camera Obscura, Discourse,Film Quarterly, The Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Qui Parle, and edited collections. She is a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective, and is currently working on a book about virtuality.

Cinémathèque screenings take place at L'Etage every 2nd Sunday and 4th Wednesday.
Please use the south entrance, located at 624 S 6th St in Philadelphia.

Strong! at Haverford

STRANGE TRUTH Documentary Film Series presents

A screening and conversation with Filmmaker Julie Wyman and Olympic Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth

Wednesday March 21, 2012
Sharpless Auditorium, Haverford College

Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world.
As the 300-pound Olympic weightlifter prepares for Beijing 2008, she struggles with injury, confidence, and her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted.

Sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Leaves of Grass Fund, and Independent College Programs
Organized by Visiting Filmmaker Vicky Funari in conjunction with the Exhibitions Program

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Screening and Q&A with director John Greyson


Screening and Q&A with director John Greyson
Wed., March 14
7:00 PM

KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Haverford College

Fig Trees is documentary opera about AIDS activists Tim McCaskell in Toronto and Zackie Achmat in Capetown, as narrated by an albino squirrel, an amputee busker and St. Teresa of Avila. Organized at Haverford College by Farid Azfar (History Department) and Vicky Funari (Filmmaker, Independent College Programs).

The recipient of the 2000 Toronto Arts Award for film/video and the 2007 Bell Award in Video Art, John Greyson is a filmmaker, video artist, writer, activist and educator whose productions have won accolades at festivals throughout the world. In addition to Fig Trees, his feature films include Urinal, Lilies, Uncut, and The Law of Enclosures). As a televisor director, his credits include episodes for Queer as Folk, Made In Canada, Drop the Beat and Welcome to Paradox. Greyson is active in various anti-censorship, AIDS, peace and queer activist media projects. He has taught film and video theory and production in Canada, the United States, Cuba and South Africa. He joined the full-time faculty in the Film Department of York University (Ontario, Canada) in 2005.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Syrian Film Screenings

In collaboration with the DOX BOX Documentary Film Festival in Syria,
the Temple Middle East North Africa Group

2 Evenings of Syrian Cinema

Wednesday, March 15
A Flood in Baath County,
Omar Amiralay, Syria/France 2003
Rami Farah, Syria, 2006

Thursday, March 15
Six Ordinary Stories,
Meyar Al Roumi, France/Syria 2007
Before Vanishing,
Joude Gorani, France/Syria 2005
+ a special, surprise film about current events

All screenings run from 5:30-7:30 in Tuttleman 101 on Temple University's main campus and are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dinner Cinema

Tonight and next Wednesday, Ambler and County Theaters are hosting an event pairing a 35mm screening of Babette's Feast (Gabriel Axel, 1987), one of the ultimate food movies, with a meal inspired by the film.
On March 8th, the lobby of the Ambler will be transformed by Chef [Joseph] Koye as he presents his interpretation of this meal. On March 14th, Chef [Drew] Abbate will transform The Vine and Fig Tree Bistro (across the street from The County) into a candle-lit version of the movie with his own take on the film’s signature dishes.


The screenings begin at 5:45 and will include a complimentary glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be served at 8pm immediately following the screening. Tickets are available online for both the movie (which includes wine and appetizers) and the full movie and feast package.
Tickets are limited and need to be bought in advance. More details available at the theaters' blog.