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January 2019

Documentary Film Screening: They Played for Their Lives

January 27 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Through intimate interviews and live performances, They Played for Their Lives artfully portrays how music saved the lives of young Jewish musicians through the nightmare years of the Holocaust. Playing music in the ghettos and concentration camps not only fostered spiritual strength within themselves and others but often proved a bargaining tool that spared their lives. The documentary follows the personal narratives of eight survivors. Chaim recounts how he saved his father from beatings by teaching an SS officer to play the…

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Hume Drop-in Writing Tutoring at El Centro Chicano y Latino

January 27 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Drop-in writing tutors are undergraduates who have been trained to help students at any stage of the writing process and can work with any piece of writing, from a Thinking Matters or PWR essay to a grant proposal or cover letter.

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Arts Hackathon 2019 Presentations

January 28 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Responding to a prompt co-created by our hackathon partners, teams  will explore new opportunities for audience engagement. Presented in partnership with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and Stanford Live.

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Wes Studi in Conversation with Alexander Nemerov

January 29 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Drawing from his rich life experience, Studi has moved audiences with unforgettable performances in Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo: An American Legend, and Heat, as well as James Cameron’s Avatar and Paul Weitz’s Being Flynn. Most recently Studi starred opposite Christian Bale in the critically acclaimed Hostiles, directed by Scott Cooper, with whom he is collaborating on…

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Érik Bullot on Performing the Screening

January 31 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Performing the Screening: On the Disappearance of the Projectionist One can observe currently the disappearance of the projectionist. It is a discreet event, but real. What does it mean exactly? For a long time, the medium of cinema has been considered a performative art. The projectionist had to handle the projector, prepare the rolls, perform the screening, test the different machines, and be present behind the window of the projection booth as a shadow. Now the digital projection does not…

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February 2019

Second Sunday: Family Day

February 10 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

CANTOR ARTS CENTER & THE ANDERSON COLLECTION Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in a hands-on art making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to participate.Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries. Cantor Events:Sunday Spotlight: 15-minute gallery talk for all ages. Talks start at 11:30am and continue throughout the day on the half hour…

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March 2019

J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series: Malik Gaines

March 14 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Statues of Limitations In art as in government, representation and abstraction serve as two modes of the same linguistic operation, rather than two sides of a radical break. This sense of continuity offers up abstraction as a premise for rethinking the notion of U.S. representative democracy, directing attention to its separating, reducing, isolating, and extracting projects. This talk-in-progress takes up this continuity in considering contentious monuments in public spaces, future ruins that provocatively suspend the regulation of subject and object.…

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2019 Winter MFA Documentary Film Screening

March 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening.

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April 2019

The Iron Horse (Transcontinental Railroad Film Series: Images of the West)

April 15 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The events surrounding the building and completion of the Transcontinental Railroad are woven in the history and lore of the American West. Over the course of six weeks, the Stanford Historical Society will present a series of films, each introduced by historians, film scholars, and researchers, that will attempt to put these historical events in perspective. A discussion will follow each screening. About the film: The Iron Horse (1924) 150 minutes Director John Ford’s The Iron Horse is the first…

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Union Pacific (Transcontinental Railroad Film Series: Images of the West)

April 22 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The events surrounding the building and completion of the Transcontinental Railroad are woven in the history and lore of the American West. Over the course of six weeks, the Stanford Historical Society will present a series of films, each introduced by historians, film scholars, and researchers, that will attempt to put these historical events in perspective. A discussion will follow each screening. About the film: Union Pacific (1939) 135 minutes Union Pacific was directed by Cecil B. DeMille, known for…

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Iron Road (Transcontinental Railroad Film Series: Images of the West)

April 29 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The events surrounding the building and completion of the Transcontinental Railroad are woven in the history and lore of the American West. Over the course of six weeks, the Stanford Historical Society will present a series of films, each introduced by historians, film scholars, and researchers, that will attempt to put these historical events in perspective. A discussion will follow each screening. About the film: Iron Road (2009) 90 minutes Historian Ronald Takaki stated it bluntly: “The construction of the…

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May 2019

J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series: Michael Ann Holly

May 2 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Back of the Painted Beyond Michael Ann Holly will explore connections between current art historical theory and mid-twentieth century phenomenological thinking, illustrated by way of a few examples of early modern Northern works of art, mostly gleaned from wandering through the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. How might we talk about the correspondences, even conversations, among paintings that elude art historical labeling and contextualizing? Paintings are materially limited but metaphysically limitless. How do backgrounds, for example, intimate all that lies beyond…

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American Experience: Transcontinental Railroad (Transcontinental Railroad Film Series: Images of the West)

May 6 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The events surrounding the building and completion of the Transcontinental Railroad are woven in the history and lore of the American West. Over the course of six weeks, the Stanford Historical Society will present a series of films, each introduced by historians, film scholars, and researchers, that will attempt to put these historical events in perspective. A discussion will follow each screening. About the film: American Experience: Transcontinental Railroad (2007) 105 minutes The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad has been…

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Once Upon a Time in the West (Transcontinental Railroad Film Series: Images of the West)

May 13 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The events surrounding the building and completion of the Transcontinental Railroad are woven in the history and lore of the American West. Over the course of six weeks, the Stanford Historical Society will present a series of films, each introduced by historians, film scholars, and researchers, that will attempt to put these historical events in perspective. A discussion will follow each screening. About the film: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 158 minutes Hollywood’s story-telling machine, especially when…

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The Railroad (1868) segment of How the West was Won; Hell on Wheels; Charlie Brown, this is America: The Transcontinental Railroad (Transcontinental Railroad Film Series: Images of the West)

May 20 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The events surrounding the building and completion of the Transcontinental Railroad are woven in the history and lore of the American West. Over the course of six weeks, the Stanford Historical Society will present a series of films, each introduced by historians, film scholars, and researchers, that will attempt to put these historical events in perspective. A discussion will follow each screening. About the films: The Railroad (1868) segment of How the West was Won (1963);  Hell on Wheels (2013)…

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June 2019

2019 Spring Film Production 114 Film Screening

June 7 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Films by students enrolled in Film Production 114: Introduction to Film & Video Production. Q&A with Filmmakers and light refreshments immediately following screening.

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2019 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

June 13 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening.

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2019 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

June 15 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Thesis films produced by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening.

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