Featured Event

  • CoffeeScreening: Coffee Future
  1. Mon. 2/11, 4:00-5:30pm, Lane Hall, Rm. 2239, FREE!
  2. “Coffee Futures” (22 min., color, 2009, Turkish with English subtitles) is the first in a series of short ethnographic films that explore contemporary Turkish politics through the prism of the everyday life of women. The film weaves together the Turkish custom of coffee fortune telling with Turkey’s decades-long attempt to join the European Union, revealing the textures of a society whose fate has long been nationally and internationally debated. It investigates the collective psychology of anticipating an uncertain national future.

This Week’s Events

Mon 2/11

  1. 4:00-5:30pm, Lane Hall, Rm. 2239, FREE!
  2. “Coffee Futures” (22 min., color, 2009, Turkish with English subtitles) is the first in a series of short ethnographic films that explore contemporary Turkish politics through the prism of the everyday life of women. The film weaves together the Turkish custom of coffee fortune telling with Turkey’s decades-long attempt to join the European Union, revealing the textures of a society whose fate has long been nationally and internationally debated. It investigates the collective psychology of anticipating an uncertain national future.

Tues. 2/12

  • two mindsScreening: Of Two Minds
  1. 8pm, East Hall, Rm. 1324, FREE!
  2. Personal stories of harrowing events, medical mazes, discrimination and the effects of social stigma blend together to create a compelling look at a generation coming out of the “bipolar closet”. OF TWO MINDS puts an authentic human face on bipolar disorder, providing an intimate, sometimes painful, sometimes painfully funny look at those who live in its shadows…our parents and children, our friends and lovers…and ourselves.

Wed. 2/13

  1. 7pm, N. Quad, Rm. 2435, FREE!
  2. Miguel is a handsome, young and beloved fisherman in Cabo Blanco, a small fishing village in the Northern coast of Perú, where the community has deep-rooted religious traditions. Miguel is married to the beautiful Mariela, who is 7-months pregnant with their firstborn, but Miguel harbors a scandalous secret: He is having a love affair with another man, Santiago, a painter who is ostracized by the townsfolk for being agnostic and open about his sexuality. When Santiago drowns accidentally in the ocean’s strong undertow, he cannot pass peacefully to the other side. He returns after his death to ask Miguel to look for his body and bury it according to the rituals of the town. Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela and the entire village.

Sat. 2/10

  1. 7-8:30pm, Angell Hall, Aud. A, FREE!
  2. Over a five-year period, award-winning former-CBS journalist and China specialist, Irv Drasnin, interviewed Rittenberg to produce a compelling, complex and unique understanding of the 20th century’s biggest revolution. From Sid first meeting Mao in the caves of Yan’an, to his becoming famous and powerful during the Cultural Revolution, to his battling insanity in solitary, his journey and his profound insight illuminate a much greater history–a history few Chinese are aware of, let alone many Americans, told by an American who was there.
  1. 11:59pm, State Theater, $7.

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