Events 3/30-4/5

Posted: March 30, 2011 by ryanburdick4400 in Events

Featured Event:

  1. Saturday, 4/2, 7pm, Angell Hall, Aud. A. Free!
  2. Sound in their suburban home, Will and Lynn Cameron used to sleep well at night, trusting their children were protected. Will, in particular, was comforted by the fact that he and Lynn raised three bright children, and that once the doors were locked and the alarm was set, nothing–absolutely nothing–was going to harm his family.  When his 14-year-old daughter, Annie, made a new friend online–a 16-year-old boy named Charlie whom she met in a volleyball chat room–Will and Lynn didn’t think much of it. They discussed his friendship with her, assuming that this is normal with teenagers who connect through the Internet. After weeks of communicating online, Annie becomes enraptured by Charlie and finds herself drawn to him more and more. Slowly, she learns he is not who he claims to be; yet, Annie remains intrigued by Charlie even as the truth about him is uncovered. The devastating revelation reverberates through her entire family, setting in motion a chain of events that forever change their lives in ways that no one could have ever predicted.
  3. Q&A after screening with the Screenwriter Andy Bellin

Thurs. 3/31

  • “Home Comforts or Travels Abroad:The Shifting Emphasis of Icelandic Cinema”
  1. 3:30pm-5pm, North Quad 6th Floor, SAC Conference Room, Free!

This talk will offer a broad overview of Icelandic cinema, with a particular emphasis on its transnational turn. During the 1990s it was transformed from an inherently national institution to a transnational enterprise typical of much of today’s world cinema. The presentation will delineate this process with the help of clips amongst other things. It will also speculate on the state of Icelandic cinema today and the effect of the economic collapse of 2008 on the local film industry. Throughout, the historical account of Icelandic cinema will offer the opportunity to weigh in on pressing issues of world cinema, including the specificity of small national cinemas.

Björn Ægir Norðfjörð is assistant professor in the film studies program at the University of Iceland. His publications in both Icelandic and English focus equally on Icelandic national cinema and world cinema. His most recent English publication is a monograph on Dagur Kári’s Nói the Albino.

Fri. 4/1

  1. 7pm, Lorch Hall, Asw/ Aud., Free!
  2. In this brilliant re-write of history, Germany has won World War II and Nazi troops occupy England. Pauline Murray, an apolitical Irish nurse, is transferred to London, where she slowly realizes the horrifying reality behind the occupation. The film is a terrifying intimation of what might have happened if the Allied effort had failed. Brownlow was only 18 and his co-director Mollo was 16, when they started this monumental documentary style drama in 1956.
  1. 7pm, Nat. Sci Aud., Free!
  2. Come see the Best Picture nominee!

Sat. 4/2

  • Trust Screening
  1. 7pm, Angell Hall, Aud. A. Free!
  2. Sound in their suburban home, Will and Lynn Cameron used to sleep well at night, trusting their children were protected. Will, in particular, was comforted by the fact that he and Lynn raised three bright children, and that once the doors were locked and the alarm was set, nothing–absolutely nothing–was going to harm his family.  When his 14-year-old daughter, Annie, made a new friend online–a 16-year-old boy named Charlie whom she met in a volleyball chat room–Will and Lynn didn’t think much of it. They discussed his friendship with her, assuming that this is normal with teenagers who connect through the Internet. After weeks of communicating online, Annie becomes enraptured by Charlie and finds herself drawn to him more and more. Slowly, she learns he is not who he claims to be; yet, Annie remains intrigued by Charlie even as the truth about him is uncovered. The devastating revelation reverberates through her entire family, setting in motion a chain of events that forever change their lives in ways that no one could have ever predicted.
  3. Q&A after screening with the Screenwriter Andy Bellin

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