Events 2/13-2/19

Posted: February 13, 2012 by ryanburdick4400 in Events

Featured Event (More Like Announcement)

  • Ann Arbor Film Festival Needs Volunteers
  1. The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival Volunteer Sign Up Form is now live and able to receive your information! Please go to to officially sign up to volunteer this March. Once you have filled out the form, you will receive an email confirmation with additional information.
  2. As you make us aware of the ways in which you would like to volunteer, please keep the following dates in mind. On March 2nd, we will be having a volunteer orientation/flyer pick up for all volunteers interested in posting flyers around the community. Flyers will be posted on two separate weekends (March 2nd-4th & March 16th-18th). If you are interested in posting flyers, you MUST be at the orientation session.
  3. In addition to the flyer orientation, we will also have an orientation session for volunteers interested in staffing the actual event. This session will be at the Michigan Theater on a Sunday (Date is TBD). This session is mandatory for all volunteers interested in staffing the actual event.

Mon. 2/13

  1. 7PM, UMMA, Helmut Stern Aud, Free!
  2. Renegade filmmaker Charles Atlas (who worked extensively with the late choreographer Merce Cunningham) introduces his 2002 documentary The Legend of Leigh Bowery. Artist/designer/performer/provocateur Leigh Bowery designed costumes and performed with the “enfante terrible” of British dance Michael Clark, designed one of a kind outrageous costumes and creations for himself, ran one of the most outrageous clubs of the 1980s London club scene (later immortalized in Boy George’s Broadway musical “Taboo”), and was the muse of the great British painter Lucian Freud. The film includes interviews with Damien Hirst, Bella Freud, Cerith Wyn Evans, Boy George, and Leigh Bowery’s widow, Nicola Bowery. Atlas will engage in audience Q&A immediately following the film. Co-presented with the UM Institute for the Humanities, which hosts Charles Atlas’s video installation Joints Array in February 2012.
  1. 7PM-9PM, Rackam Grad. School, Amphitheater, Free!
  2. Actor and comedian Chris Rock journeys across the United States and into India to explore the complex relationship that black women have with their hair and shines a light in the painful and expensive lengths that they go in the pursuit of “good hair”.
Wed. 2/15
  1. 6PM-8PM, East Hall, Rm. 4448, Free!
  2. The Black Psychological Student Association (BPSA) will host a series of film screenings, sponsored by MESA/Trotter, that center on Black history. The films will be a mix of documentaries and cinematic dramas to bring about discussions of justice, race, education, civil rights, and cultural practices relevant to people of African descent. The film screening is following by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments will be served. About this week’s film “Chisholm ’72 Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed”: In 1968, Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she becomes the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she’s supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. This film recounts her bid for President of the United States.

Fri. 2/17

  1. 7PM, Nat-Sci Bld, Nat-Sci Aud, Free!
  2. Come take a break from studying to see the critically-acclaimed film from director Bennett Miller and screenwriters Steven Zailian and Aaron Sorkin.
    Nominated for 6 Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Sound Mixing.

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