Events 2/2-2/8

Posted: February 2, 2011 by ryanburdick4400 in Events

Featured Event

  • I Was Born But… / The Mascot (Yasujiro Ozu, 1932, 90 min.), (Wladyslaw Starewicz, 1933, 26 min.)
  1. Friday 2/4, 7pm, Lorch Hall, Askw/ Aud., Free!
  2. UM professor Markus Nornes will act as a Benshi, a live narrator for silent Japanese films, for master director Yasujiro Ozu’s portrait of the financial and psychological toils of a family, as two young boys come to understand their father’s low status in society. Additionally, local Ann Arbor performance group, “Little Bang Theory” will perform an original composition written by member Frank Pahl to be played on toy instruments.  They will also perform a score to the animated short “The Mascot.”  The film,  directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz,  was selected by Terry Gilliam as one of the ten best animated films of all time, Gilliam called it, “Absolutely breathtaking, surreal, inventive, and extraordinary.”

Tues. 2/8

  1. 6:30pm, Shapiro Library, Shapiro Screening Room, Free!
  2. A look at the natural beauty and environmental crisis surrounding the Great Lakes. Web link: http://waterlife.nfb.ca/ Web link: http://waterlife.nfb.ca/. Sponsored by Askwith Media Library.
  1. 7-9pm, Museum of Art, Free!
  2. Like any other great sports story, ‘Murderball’ features fierce rivalry, stopwatch suspense, dazzling athletic prowess, larger-than-life personalities and triumph over daunting odds. But murderball, the original name for the full-contact sport now known as quad rugby, is played by quadriplegics in armored wheelchairs.

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