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May 2018

J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series | Carrie Lambert-Beatty

May 29 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Contemporary Art and Ecologies of Knowledge This talk will track recent voyages by two artists, one trekking the Arctic Circle and one sailing the Antarctic coast. In the context of climate change, we’d expect artistic polar explorers to generate evidence of environmental crisis. Instead, they made works that on complexity and seed doubt. What is the role of parafiction—art in which fiction is encountered as fact—in the culture of climate change? What is its responsibility in today’s post-truth condition (or…

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Art + Community: Conversations on Sustainability

May 30 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This week we will think about sustainability and what it means for ourselves, our justice movements, and our planet. A-lan Holt, Associate Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts will moderate a conversation with Donte Clark (poet and community activist, actor The North Pole Webseries). The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment. Across seven outrageous episodes, Nina,…

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As I Walk Through the Valley: A History of Underground Music in the South Texas Borderlands

May 31 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this exclusive screening of the new documentary film, As I Walk Through the Valley: A History of Underground Music in the South Texas Borderlands. Spanning forty years of music history and border life, the film is the first comprehensive look at the vibrant underground rock scenes of the Rio Grande Valley. Filmmakers Ronnie Garza and Charlie Vela will discuss their work after the screening. Dinner will be served. View the trailer: As I Walk Through the Valley Trailer

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Camera as Witness Presents documentray about gun violence – NEWTOWN

May 31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series NEWTOWN(85 min) US     Director: Kim A. SnyderProducers: Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, Nick Stuart, Carolanne Dolan, Mara Sandler, Jamie Wolf On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown uses deeply personal, never-before-heard testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentray about gun violence – NEWTOWN

May 31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series NEWTOWN(85 min) US     Director: Kim A. SnyderProducers: Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, Nick Stuart, Carolanne Dolan, Mara Sandler, Jamie Wolf On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown uses deeply personal, never-before-heard testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath…

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June 2018

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

June 1 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Stanford University Libraries will be hosting a conference at Stanford University that will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The 2018 AABS conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over the world and foster collaboration between Baltic and Stanford researchers. The…

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Film Screening: Ashes in the Snow (2018)

June 3 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the closing ceremony of the 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence, featuring the screening of the following film: Ashes in the Snow (2018) The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University will conclude with the screening of “Ashes in the Snow” (2018). The film is based on the New York Times best-selling novel “Between Shades of Gray” written by Carnegie Medal winning author Ruta Sepetys. The film is produced and directed by Marius Markevicius…

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DLCL Spring Film Series: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) Victor Erice

June 6 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Victor Erice’s 1973 film depicts the war-torn countryside of post-Civil War Spain from a child’s perspective, forcing viewers to rethink the ways that conflict affects society’s most marginalized subjects and the ways children resist the political power struggles they may or may not understand. Erice’s film is also remembered for its subtle critique of the Francoist regime and the way classic tales such as Frankenstein are propagandized for political purposes. Discussion will focus on analyzing the structures, actors, and acts…

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DLCL Spring Film Series: Inglourious Basterds (2009) Quentin Tarantino

June 13 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An all-star cast joins Quentin Tarantino’s panache for over-the-top action in this bold rewriting of an alternative history of the fall of Hitler. Tarantino’s second-highest grossing film, boasting a suite of awards and nominations, is a delightful retelling of the ways the marginalized, the outnumbered, and the most unexpected members of society join together to fight against fascism. Discussion will focus on analyzing the structures, actors, and acts of resistance, rebellion, and revolt in international film. In particular we will…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: “In Between”

June 13 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

IN BETWEEN (2016, dir. Maysaloun Hamoud) follows the lives of three strong and independent-minded Israeli-Palestinian women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by their country and their families. Click here to view trailer. In Arabic with English subtitles. Q&A with Dr. Ramzi Salti will follow the film screening.  Dr. Salti…

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2018 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

June 16 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. NOT LISTED IN SCREENING ORDER: Embers (Working title) by Chris FilipponeBeneath Philadelphia’s elevated train line in the heart of the largest open-air drug market on the East Coast, a band of men gathers together to stave off their addiction through labor, reflection, and brotherhood. Crossing Borders (Working title) by Zulfiya HamzakiA Syrian refugee family bonds with a young…

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Alphabété: The World Through the Eyes of Fréderic Bruly Bouabré

June 20 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

View an original pictographic alphabet as well as brightly colored postcard-size illustrations from this contemporary African artist and poet. Caption: Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (Cheik Nadro) (Côte d’Ivoire, 1923–2014), A yellowed banana offering a divine painting, here, “the sword” plays the role of a sacred prince favorable to a sweet union. (Une banana jaunie offrant une divine peinture, ici, “l’épée” joue le role d’un prince sacré favorable à une douce union.), 2006. Colored pencil and ink on cardstock. Gift of Stefan…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: “Ice Cream”

June 20 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In Saba Riazi’s new film “Ice Cream,” Maryam, a 30 year old woman in Tehran, lost her job and apartment, and is forced to move in with her grandmother. She is trying hard to make things work and in doing so, she faces herself, eating ice-cream. This funny, semi-autobiographical film seamlessly combines animation and live action into a poetic meditation about identity and belonging. Saba Riazi is pursuing her MFA in creative writing at CUNY’s Queens College and teaching as…

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Film Screening: Waiting for Kiarostami

June 28 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Inspired by a true story, “Waiting for Kiarostami” focuses on the life of a medical student (Dorsa) at Ningbo University in China who has to choose between her father’s wish for her to become a doctor, and her own passion to become a singer and an actress while the director Abbas Kiarostami wants her for his latest film in China. The film has received six awards from the Five Continents International Film Festival. The film is directed by the award-winning…

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Film Series: Contemporary Ink Painters

June 29 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Films by Britta Erickson from the series The Enduring Passion for Ink feature artists Xu Bing, Zheng Chongbin, Liu Dan, Wang Dongling, and Yang Jiechang, whose work is included in the 墨境 Ink Worlds exhibition. Each screening will feature all the artists. DATES IN THIS SERIES FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1PM FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1PM: Featuring an introduction and q & a with Britta Erickson FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1PM Presented in conjunction the exhibition 墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko…

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July 2018

SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis’ Electra

July 9 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Classics and SRT Artistic Director Rush Rehm will respond to our first film, Michael Cacoyannis’ Electra (1962).

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SGS Summer Film Festival: “Like Father, Like Son”

July 11 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2013/2014 Japanese film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, 120 minutes.  Free and open to the public. Synopsis:  A father faces a tough decision after learning that his son is not his own due to a hospital error. Forced to choose between raising his biological child or the one he has reared since birth, he begins to question everything he knows about fatherhood. Click here to watch the trailer. The film screening will be followed by an audience Q&A session with Stanford Japanese lecturer…

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Film Series: Contemporary Ink Painters

July 13 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Films by Britta Erickson from the series The Enduring Passion for Ink feature artists Xu Bing, Zheng Chongbin, Liu Dan, Wang Dongling, and Yang Jiechang, whose work is included in the 墨境 Ink Worlds exhibition. Each screening will feature all the artists. Britta Erickson will introduce the films and conduct a short q & a at the end. DATES IN THIS SERIES FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1PM FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1PM Presented in conjunction the exhibition 墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting…

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SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis’ Trojan Women

July 16 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Classics and Archaeology Katarina Zacharia (Loyola-Marymount University) will respond to our second film, Michael Cacoyannis’ Trojan Women (1971), starring Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave.

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SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia

July 23 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Classics and Archaeology Katarina Zacharia (Loyola-Marymount University) will respond to our third film, Michael Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia (1977).

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Film Screening: Eva Hesse

July 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60’s, Eva’s work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse’s work and legacy. Hesse’s journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

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Film Screening: Eva Hesse

July 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60’s, Eva’s work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse’s work and legacy. Hesse’s journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

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SRT Film Festival: von Trotta’s Katherina Blum

July 30 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Stanford Professor of German Studies and Theater & Performance Studies Matthew Wilson Smith responds to our fourth film, Margarethe von Trotta’s The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum (1975).

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August 2018

SRT Film Festival: von Trotta’s Marianne and Juliane

August 6 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and Classics and SRT Artistic Director Rush Rehm will respond to our fifth film, Margarethe von Trotta’s Marianne and Juliane (1981), a fictionalized account of Gudrun Esslin of the Baader-Meinhoff gang.

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SRT Film Festival: von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt

August 13 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Stanford Theater & Performance Studies Chair and Professor Branislav Jakovljevic responds to our sixth and final film, Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (2012).

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