Events 11/2-11/8

Posted: November 2, 2010 by ryanburdick4400 in Events

Featured Event

  1. Thursday, 11/4, 7pm, Museum of Art, Free!
  1. Showcased at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Bilal’s Stand (www.bilalsstand.com) is about an upright black Muslim teen who works at his family’s taxi stand in Detroit. But Bilal has dreams to attend a top university, and when his two lives collide, Bilal is forced to decide between keeping The Stand alive – and living the only life he has ever known – or taking a shot at social mobility. Based on a true story, UM grad Sharrief’s debut feature is a freshly crafted film filled with heart and authenticity that transports audiences to a world rarely seen onscreen and heralds the arrival of its filmmaker as a new voice in American independent cinema. Sharrief will give a brief talk back after the film.

Tues. 11/2

  1. 6pm-8:45pm, Museum of Art, Free!
  2. This documentary investigates the 2004 assassination of Cambodian union leader Chea Vichea & the framing of two innocent men by police for the crime. Q&A after the film with co-producer Rich Garella and U-M Professors Nick Rine (Law School), John Ciorciari (Ford School) and Allen Hicken (Political Science, moderator). UMMA Southeast Asia Gallery open following the film
  • Film Series: International Development Issues—Four Countries
  1. 8pm, N. Quad, Free!
  2. Issues, problems, successes and failures of international development will be explored by viewing films about four countries followed by discussion. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai is the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement and its Nobel Laureate founder (Oct. 26). End of the Rainbow is about the impact of gold mining in Guinea (Nov. 2). Poto Mitan is the story of five Haitian women who struggle against huge obstacles to create change through collective action (Nov. 9). Once in Afghanistan is a film about the work of female Peace Corps vaccinators and its impact on them and Afghans (Nov. 16). This program is co-sponsored by the Global Scholars Program, LSA Theme Semester and the International Center.
  1. 8pm-10pm, N. Quad, Dinning Room, Free!

Thurs. 11/4

  1. 7pm, Museum of Art, Free!
  2. Showcased at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Bilal’s Stand (www.bilalsstand.com) is about an upright black Muslim teen who works at his family’s taxi stand in Detroit. But Bilal has dreams to attend a top university, and when his two lives collide, Bilal is forced to decide between keeping The Stand alive – and living the only life he has ever known – or taking a shot at social mobility. Based on a true story, UM grad Sharrief’s debut feature is a freshly crafted film filled with heart and authenticity that transports audiences to a world rarely seen onscreen and heralds the arrival of its filmmaker as a new voice in American independent cinema. Sharrief will give a brief talk back after the film.

Fri. 11/5

  1. 7pm-9pm, Lorch Hall, Askwith Aud, Free!
  2. In this dark comedy, a gang hires a masterless samurai as a yojimbo, or strong arm man. But the man has a mind of his own, and his wit and his sword clear a town of all gangsters, including those with the temerity to hire him.

Sat. 11/6

  1. 7pm-9pm, Augell Hall, Aud. A, Free!
  2. THE EXILES chronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Based entirely on interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles—transplants from Southwest reservations—as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance. With UCLA Film & Television Archive’s magnificent restoration and Milestone’s release, THE EXILES stunned the film world. It introduced a filmmaker of incredible talent and insight and revealed a subject that had not been seen before or since: the diaspora of American Indians who had left the reservation for the city. Gritty, realistic, beautifully photographed, THE EXILES is a cinematic miracle. 35mm restored print.Stay connected with us on TwitterFacebook as well!
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  1. Monday November 8th from 7pm-9pm, Family Guy’s Alex Bornstein and Writer/Producer Cherry Cheva are coming to the Ann Arbor District Library!

    http://www.aadl.org/node/37284

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