Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival: Beautiful Loser

Jul 15, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation. In the early 1990s, a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip-hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, has now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.  Runtime:  90 minutes, Not Rated    Presented by Contemporary Forum and generously sponsored by Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix.

National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Jul 19, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighborhood. Cost: $15 Museum Members, students with ... (View more)

We/Here Series: Señorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman

Aug 9, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Four films exploring the relationships between character, place, and time. Featuring four renowned cinematic artists Lourdes Portillo, Spike Lee, David Gordon Green, and Gus Van Sant. A haunting investigation into a crime wave amid the disorders and corruption of one of the biggest border towns in the world. Someone is killing the young women of Juárez, Mexico. Since 1993, over 270 young women have been raped and murdered in a chillingly consistent and brazen manner. Authorities ignore pleas for justice from the victims’ families and the crimes go unpunished. Evidence of government complicity remains uninvestigated as the killings continue to this day. Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo crafted a film that is both a poe... (View more)

National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

Aug 16, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.    The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit... (View more)

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