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April 2021

Camera as Witness Presents documentary CLIMATE REFUGEES

April 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts program presents THE POWER OF EMPATHY series co-presented with Bechtel International Center, Palo Alto Libraries, Protect Our Planet, Stanford Film Societyand Students for a Sustainable Stanford. In celebration of Earth Day CLIMATE REFUGEES(89 minutes) Bangladesh/China/Tuvalu/USA  Director: Michael Nash Producers: Michael Nash, Justin Hogan A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more…

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Racial Reckonings and the Future of the Humanities

April 28 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The term “reckoning” denotes acts of calculation, estimation and debts paid. It can carry a sense of a future settlements. It also refers to “ideas, opinions and judgments” as in the phrase, “I reckon.” To what extent, and how, might we imagine a racial reckoning via new work in arts and humanities? The recently formed Centering Race Consortium brings together researchers at four institutions: Brown, Stanford, the University of Chicago and Yale to “center” racial justice in the pursuit of…

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Women with a Movie Camera: Khaidu and Its Quest for Women’s Cinema

April 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In the 1970s, Khaidu, the first South Korean women’s film collective, was at the forefront of a new feminist aesthetic that opposed the highly male-dominant and repressive culture of “yusin”—a term literally meaning revitalization, but de facto referring to the absolute rule of Park Chung Hee. Through experimental filmmaking, performance, and the organization of small film festivals where they could exhibit their work, Khaidu members transformed themselves from students at a prestigious women’s college with limited work options into filmmakers…

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Walk the Line

April 29 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford and various iconic Northern California filming locations. Opening weekend screenings highlight Reese Witherspoon who studied English literature at Stanford in the mid-1990s before leaving to pursue a career in acting. In 2017, Witherspoon returned to campus for the View from the Top speaker series hosted by Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Following Walk the Line, the series will screen Sing and Election. The rise of country music…

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2021 Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit

April 30 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Stanford Women’s Community Center has the pleasure of announcing:  The Gender Equity and Justice Summit which will take place on April 29-30, 2021!  After a year of uncertainty, it is the joy of the Women’s Community Center to announce that we will be featuring Actress and Activist, Dominique Jackson, alongside a panel of inspiring local activists to share their wisdom, stories, and journey to activism with the Stanford community and beyond. The Summit will take place on Zoom over…

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Sing

April 30 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Opening weekend screenings highlight Reese Witherspoon who studied English literature at Stanford in the mid-1990s before leaving to pursue a career in acting. In 2017, Witherspoon returned to campus for the View from the Top speaker series hosted by Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. In addition to Sing, the series includes Witherspoon movies Walk the Line and Election.  Dapper…

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May 2021

Election

May 1 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Opening weekend screenings highlight Reese Witherspoon who studied English literature at Stanford in the mid-1990s before leaving to pursue a career in acting. In 2017, Witherspoon returned to campus for the View from the Top speaker series hosted by Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. In addition to Election, the series will screen Sing and Walk the Line. Jim McAllister (Matthew…

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Meeting the Moment’s May Movie Nite: Saving Mr. Banks

May 5 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our May movie on the theme of Play Meeting the Moment presents “Saving Mr. Banks”. Hosted by DeeSoul Carson ’21 and JJ Kapur ’22. Open to the entire Stanford community RSVP: http://bit.ly/maymovienite

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‘Traitors’ of Justice and Graphic Ethnography

May 6 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Conflict and Post-conflict situations are often marked by the urgency and need for reconciliation. But is reconciliation always linked to justice, peaceful processes or peaceful outcomes? How is the figure of the ‘traitor’ – ‘the enemy within’ – linked to the commonly conjoined twins of justice and reconciliation? What is the role of graphic ethnography in tracing these gaps and tumultuous configurations? What intertextual, intercitational registers do graphic novels draw on? The lecture will call into question the figuration of…

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The Hate U Give

May 6 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Though Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Issa Rae (‘07) studied African American studies and political science, she found ways to engage with storytelling and acting, from her mockumentary “Dorm Diaries” about life in the Ujamaa residence to stage productions like the Motown adaptation of Grease. Following graduation, Rae went on to produce and act in shows…

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Little

May 7 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jordan is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant, April, and the rest of her employees on a daily basis. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a 13-year-old version of herself right before a do-or-die presentation. Jordan will now need to rely on April more than ever––if April is willing to stop treating Jordan like a 13-year-old child who has an attitude problem. All sales end at…

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The Photograph

May 8 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Though Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Issa Rae (‘07) studied African American studies and political science, she found ways to engage with storytelling and acting, from her mockumentary “Dorm Diaries” about life in the Ujamaa residence to stage productions like the Motown adaptation of Grease. Following graduation, Rae went on to produce and act in shows such…

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Gorillas in the Mist

May 13 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Sigourney Weaver (’72) transferred to Stanford after freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College and has described this as one of the best decisions she made. Weaver majored in English and immersed herself in acting not in the drama department but through a group she and other students founded called the Palo Alto Company. Weaver didn’t…

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Ghostbusters

May 14 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Sigourney Weaver (’72) transferred to Stanford after freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College and has described this as one of the best decisions she made. Weaver majored in English and immersed herself in acting not in the drama department but through a group she and other students founded called the Palo Alto Company. Weaver…

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Aliens

May 15 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Sigourney Weaver (’72) transferred to Stanford after freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College and has described this as one of the best decisions she made. Weaver majored in English and immersed herself in acting not in the drama department but through a group she and other students founded called the Palo Alto Company. Weaver…

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Conversation with filmmakers and co-author: HBO Documentary “TINA” and “Happiness Becomes You”

May 20 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description: As a recording artist, Tina Turner’s career spans sixty years, and most recently includes a series of interfaith albums called Beyond. For nearly fifty of those years, Turner has practiced SGI Nichiren Buddhism. In 2020, she released Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good (Atria), co-authored with Taro Gold and Regula Curti. This memoir details the role of Buddhism in her life and career. Her religious practice was also captured in the 2021 HBO Films…

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CANCELED – Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

May 20 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jenny Scheinman, a violinist, fiddler, singer/songwriter, and the project’s conceptual director, writes and performs original and archival Americana Roots music that stirs deep yearnings to return  to a simpler time. Working with filmmaker and director Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards, Cherish, Dream with the Fishes), her project Kannapolis features archival film from the Great Depression by H. Lee Waters to weave a compelling narrative of a time long past. Themes of family, community, and hands-on industry underscored by labor songs and fiddle tunes resonate with fresh meaning…

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Sideways

May 20 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country. Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his…

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The Incredibles

May 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country.  In this lauded Pixar animated film, married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs…

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Blindspotting

May 22 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country.  Blindspotting explores the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are…

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Meeting the Moment’s Movie Nite: Paris is Burning

May 24 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our movie night on the theme of Joy as Resistance Meeting the Moment presents “Paris is Burning”. Hosted by Kory Gaines ’21 and Alli Wollner, Senior Producer. Open to the entire Stanford community RSVP: http://bit.ly/junmovienite

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Stray

May 27 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night. Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the…

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We Are As Gods

May 28 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors and directors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. In this sneak peek of We Are As Gods, Stanford MFA in Documentary Film Program alumni Jason Sussberg (2010) and David Alvarado (2010) offer a deep dive into the many sides of Stewart Brand—creator of The Whole Earth Catalog, an influential member of Ken Kesey’s “The Merry Pranksters,” and founder of the modern environmental movement. Brand’s…

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Film Selections by Documentary Film Program Students

May 29 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Curated by students in Stanford’s Documentary Film Program, the screening features a selection of recent short films by current MFA students and program alumni. A Q & A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Film titles to come soon. All sales end at 11:59 PM PST the night before the movie. To learn…

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June 2021

Frozen 2

June 3 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Sterling K. Brown arrived at Stanford to study economics, but after starring as Joe Turner in a performance of the play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone during his freshman year, Brown switched to a drama major. After Stanford, he received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the…

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