Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival: Finding Vivian Maier

Jun 10, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.   Runtime:  84 minutes, Not Rated Cost: This event is on a #FreeAdmissionWednesday evening and is free and open to the public. Presented by Contemporary Forum and generously sponsored by Lisa S... (View more)

Trash Cinema Series: Gummo

Jun 14, 2015, 1pm
Whiteman Hall Gummo (1997) culminates our Trash Cinema series with the legacy of trash, and one of American cinema’s most controversial contemporary directors, Harmony Korine. A quasi-documentary/experimental-narrative, Gummo follows the exploits of an Ohio town recently devastated by a tornado. Surreal, beautiful, and in parts disgusting, Korine’s directorial debut shocked the art-house cinema scene. The film incorporates the feverish comedy of John Waters, with an underlying sobering pathos. Watch Trailer Runtime: 95 minutes Rating: R for pervasive depiction of anti-social behavior of juveniles, including violence, substance abuse, sexuality, and language. Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members

National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

Jun 28, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits an... (View more)

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)

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)

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)

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