National Theatre Live: Everyman

Sep 6, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos. BAFTA winner and Academy Award ® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s ... (View more)

Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival: The Salt of the Earth

Sep 16, 2015, 6:30pm
Whiteman Hall For the last 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history – international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.  Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer. The Salt of the Earth was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard secti... (View more)

We/Here Series: George Washington

Oct 4, 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. An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed mediation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast. Over the course of one hot summer, a group of children in the decaying rural South must confront a tangle of difficult choices. George Washington is a startling a distinct work of contemporary American independent cinema.   Cost: $10 Movie Only (Does not include General Admission) / $5 Members Runtime: 90 minutes.   Ra... (View more)

We/Here Series: My Own Private Idaho

Oct 18, 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 wayward exploration of love, fortune, and fatherhood, Gus Van Sant’s dreamlike riff on Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts I and II feature River Phoenix as Mike Waters, a narcoleptic male hustler who is first seen drifting on a stretch of highway in Idaho. The film also features Keanu Reeves, and film director William Richert as the spiritual leader Bob. Cost: $10 Movie Only (Does not include General Admission) / $5 Member ticket discounts at checkout. Runtime: 102 minutes. Rating: R Watch Trailer

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