Events 9/17-9/23

Posted: September 17, 2012 by ryanburdick4400 in Events
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Featured Event

  • Exposure Series @ North Quad
  1. Wed. 9/19, Space 2435, 6pm-8pm, FREE!
  2. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, PechaKucha Night rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds each. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. The key to presenting at a PechaKucha-inspired event is to share something that you love- whether it’s your research, creative projects, business endeavors, international experiences or favorite weekend activity.

Tues. 9/18

  1. 6:30pm, Forum Hall of Palmer Commons, 4th Floor, $2, BRING M CARD!
  2. “ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It’s about saving the health of a nation.” – Matthew Heineman, Producer/Director 

Wed. 9/19

  • Exposure Series @ N. Quad
  1. See above for more details
  1. 6pm, Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium, FREE!
  2. Jazz is undergoing changes of monumental magnitude and importance. Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense is a documentary film that captures the metamorphosis of jazz by showcasing the words, music, and spirit of the artists that are paving the way for an unprecedented musical revolution. Through interviews and live performance footage, we explore the thoughts and lives of the musicians spearheading today’s jazz front lines. Directed by Michael Rivoira, Lars Larson, and Peter J. Vogt, Icons Among Us examines the jazz music scene today by focusing the spotlight on many current jazz icons including Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Robert Glasper, Nicholas Payton, Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Donald Harrison Jr., Anat Cohen, Esperanza Spalding, and Medeski Martin & Wood. The film also features the legendary predecessors and influences of today’s contemporary jazz stars, including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Wynton Marsalis.

Thurs. 9/20

  1. 7:30pm, Michigan Theater
  2. Agnieszka Holland, director. In German and Russian with English subtitles. (112 min., 1990) Based on the true story of a young German Jew, Solomon Perel, who survived the Holocaust by joining the Hitler Youth. After his sister is killed, Solomon flees with his family to Soviet-occupied Poland. When the Nazis invade, Solomon is taken for a German hero and sent to the elite Hitler Youth Academy, but he lives in constant fear that his secret will be discovered.

Fri. 9/21

  1. 7pm-9pm, Natural Science Aud, FREE!
  2. (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) CJS’s Fall Film Series of 2012 features silent films by Yasujiro Ozu with professional benshi (narrator), Ichiro Kataoka, performing theatrical narration at each screening. Most films will also include a live music accompaniment.PASSING FANCY (Dekigokoro) Kihachi spends much of his time raising his son alone, but one day, he meets a girl named Harue who has nobody to rely on. Deciding to place her under his friend Otome’s care, Kihachi’s continued contact spurs on his growing feelings of love for Harue, but she is attracted to another man. Kihachi’s son Tomio, suffering from bullies at his school, looks on in annoyance at his father’s struggle to win her favor. (100 min, 35 mm, 1933)

    Pre-recorded musical accompaniment.



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