Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival: Our City Dreams

Aug 19, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Filmed over the course of two years, Our City Dreams is the story of a woman’s struggles and successes as an artist in New York City.  Told through five female artists, from youngest to oldest, the film features Swoon, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, and Nancy Spero.  From the studio to the streets of New York, from the canals of Venice to the alleys of Cairo and the beaches of Phuket, Our City Dreams takes us deep into the artists’ worlds. The documented year held many triumphs and challenges for each of the participating artists allowing the audience to catch a glimpse into the processes of creation and inspiration. Director Chiara Clemente has captured many moments in these artists’ lives, inc... (View more)

We/Here Series: Do The Right Thing

Aug 30, 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. Do the Right Thing moves its cast of characters through a minefield of sensations over the course of the hottest day of the year, on one block in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. This blood-boiling 24-hour period will change the lives of its residents forever. Producer/writer/director/star Spike Lee combines humor, drama, and music in a flawless technique to expose the absurdities of racism. Runtime: 120 minutes. Rating: R Cost: $10 (Does not include General Admission), $5 for Members Watch Trailer

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)

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