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July 2018

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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SGS Summer Film Festival: “Force Majeure” (2014, dir. Ruben Östlund; Swedish)

July 18 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Force Majeure is a 2014 Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund. A model Swedish family is on a holiday in the French Alps. During lunch at a restaurant, an avalanche bears down on the happy diners. The father’s selfish reaction to the ensuing panic causes cracks in his marriage and relationships with his children. The film will be moderated by The Europe Center Visiting Scholar Jonas Tallberg, Professor of Political Sience at Stockholm University. Jonas’s primary research interests are global…

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Stanford Summer Human Rights Series: Stink!

July 19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Film Stink! is a first-person story about one father’s absurd journey to find out what kinds of chemicals are hidden in a pair of his kid’s pajamas. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe—by design. Stink! takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys and…

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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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Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now

July 24 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History, presents Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now, on view July 24 through August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 26, from 4-6pm. Curated by Jonathan Calm, this exhibit is a showcase of work by seven Bay Area photographers who also teach photography at various schools in the region. Two photographs by each artist were selected to display a sample of their respective visions, to reveal a significant connectivity – ranging from kindred…

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Opening Reception | Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now

July 26 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History, presents Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now, on view July 24 through August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 26, from 4-6pm. Curated by Jonathan Calm, this exhibit is a showcase of work by seven Bay Area photographers who also teach photography at various schools in the region. Two photographs by each artist were selected to display a sample of their respective visions, to reveal a significant connectivity – ranging from kindred…

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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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Stanford Summer Human Rights Series: Trashed

July 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Film The film presents Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons on a world tour as he discovers the pressing issues surrounding waste and sustainability. The beauty of our planet from space forms a violent contrast to the scenes of human detritus across the globe. Vast landscapes in China are covered in tons of rubbish. The wide waters of the Ciliwung River in Indonesia are now barely visible under a never-ending tide of plastic. Children swim among leaking bags; mothers wash…

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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

Stanford Summer Human Rights Series: Tomorrow

August 2 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Film In 2012, Nature published a study led by more than twenty researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures. French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and activist Cyril Dion decided to travel the world in search of solutions that can help save the next generations. The…

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Gallery Talk: Gawain Weaver “The Preservation of Archival Photographic Materials”

August 3 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This talk focuses on the preservation of photographic materials, particularly as it pertains to archives of 20th century negative and print materials such as the black and white negatives that form the basis of the We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam exhibition. Gawain will discuss what these photographs are made from, how they deteriorate, how they are preserved at the collection level, as well as conservation treatments to save individual images. The role of digitization will also be…

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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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SGS Summer Film Festival: The Summer of La Boyita

August 15 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In The Summer of La Boyita, directed by Julia Solomonoff (Argentina, 2009), young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn’t want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the countryside, where her lifelong playmate Mario is undergoing some unexpected changes of his own. Click here to view trailer. The film will be followed by Q&A discussion with Héctor Hoyos, Division of…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: A Season in France

August 22 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Directed by Mahamat Saleh Haroun (France, 2017) Q&A with Rebecca Wall, Department of History, Stanford University Abbas has fled the war-torn Central African Republic with his two children to live in France, where he awaits political asylum. A French woman falls in love with him. When Abbas’ application is rejected, they face a crucial decision. View trailer. This film is part of the annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 13 to September 12. This year’s…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: Quit Staring At My Plate

August 29 6:30 pm - 9:10 am

When Marijana’s dominant father falls ill, she takes over his role as the head of the family. This new power allows her to explore her sexuality and her inner strength and gives her a taste of freedom. View trailer. Directed by Hana Jušić, (Croatia, 2016). Q&A to be announced. These films are part of the annual SGS Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 13 to September 12. This year’s festival features ten films from around the world that focus on…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: Quit Staring At My Plate

August 29 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

When Marijana’s dominant father falls ill, she takes over his role as the head of the family. This new power allows her to explore her sexuality and her inner strength and gives her a taste of freedom. View trailer. Directed by Hana Jušić, (Croatia, 2016). Q&A to be announced. These films are part of the annual SGS Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 13 to September 12. This year’s festival features ten films from around the world that focus on…

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Film Series: Contemporary Ink Painters

August 31 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. Featuring an introduction and q & a with Britta Erickson 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 from the Collection of Akiko…

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September 2018

SGS Summer Film Festival: Kapoor and Sons

September 12 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Directed by Shakun Batra (India, 2016), Kapoor and Sons is a story revolving around a dysfunctional family of two brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents’ marriage is on the verge of collapse, the family is undergoing a financial crunch, and much more as the drama unfolds. Click to view the trailer. The film will be followed by Q&A discussion with Sangeeta Mediratta, Center for South Asia, Stanford University. This film is part of the annual Stanford…

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Art21: Art in the 21st Century Season 9 Premiere: Berlin

September 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The only series on television in the U.S. to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists, Art in the Twenty-First Century is a Peabody Award-winning biennial program that allows viewers to observe the artists at work, watch as they transform inspiration into art, and hear how they struggle with both the physical and visual challenges of achieving their visions.

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October 2018

Art21: Art in the 21st Century Season 9 Premiere: San Francisco Bay Area

October 4 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The only series on television in the U.S. to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists, Art in the Twenty-First Century is a Peabody Award-winning biennial program that allows viewers to observe the artists at work, watch as they transform inspiration into art, and hear how they struggle with both the physical and visual challenges of achieving their visions.

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