Category Archives: Film

Films This Weekend

MCAB Free Friday Film: Step Brothers (2008)

Middle-aged, awkward and living at home, Brendan and Dale are forced to share a room when their parents marry. Starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, Step Brothers is one of the most quotable (or gif-able?) movies of our generation. Come on Friday night and learn if these Dragon and Nighthawk can become best friends.

Date: Tonight, Friday, March 6th
Time: 6 and 9 pm
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: 

 

Hirschfield International Film Series: The Missing Picture
    (Rithy Panh, Cambodia/France, 2013)

Rithy Panh chronicles the struggle of sustaining life in Pol Pot’s Killing Fields, using clay figurines, archival footage, and his own narration.  He reflects on his experience during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror over Cambodia, from 1975-1979.

Date: Saturday, March 7th
Time: 3-5:30pm
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free

TODAY: Style Wars Screening and Q&A

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Word on the street is… there’s a very cool street art exhibit at the college museum. If you haven’t taken the time to venture down to the CFA to check out works by Banksy, JR, Shepard Fairy, and more, the trek down is definitely worth your time. Unconvinced? Read what middbeat’s Anna Cerf ’18 had to say about the show.

If you’ve already been and can’t get enough street art, you’re in luck. Today, Henry Chalfant, co-producer of the award-winning film Style Wars (1983) will be here at Midd to show a screening of the movie and speak about it Q&A style. Watch the trailer here. More on the movie and producer below!

Style Wars, awarded the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival, is an indispensable introduction to the vital and explosive New York City street culture of the late 1970s and early ’80s. The film captures the look and feel of the city’s subway system as a graffiti writers’ playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas. As authorities opposed the writers by every means possible, the artists bombed the subways with their “tags” and introduced new sounds and new moves as their street corner breakdance battles evolved into performance art.

A photographer and film producer, Chalfant is a foremost cultural historian of New York subway art and urban youth culture. His photographs record hundreds of ephemeral and original art works that have long since vanished.  His epochal text Street Art (1987), co-authored with Martha Cooper and recently republished in a 25th-anniversary edition, has been cited as the single most influential sourcebook and stimulus to global street art.

Date: Today, March 5th
Time: 4:30 screening followed by a Q&A
Place: Dana Auditorium in Sunderland
Cost: $0

 

HornHub: Your Post Hump Day Reminder That Only You Love You Best

Another humpday passed with you listening to horn on your own, devoid of human interaction, feeling empty and lost. But I’m here to remind you that your post-humpday funk needn’t last long.

 

Free Friday Film: Horrible Bosses 2

Tonight, MCAB Presents Horrible Bosses 2, at both 6 and 9pm in Dana Auditorium. The three friends, played by Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day, from the hilarious Horrible Bosses shed the titular bosses and become entrepreneurs, shilling an invention that sound suspiciously like a shower caddy…They begin shopping for investors, but inevitably run into some complications, and decide the only plausible course of action is kidnapping.  Obviously, hijinks ensue.

Date:Today, February 20th
Time: 6 pm and 9 pm
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free, of course

Sadly there is no Hirschfield International Film this Saturday, but the next installment is February 28th, so the wait won’t be too long!

“A Path Appears” Tonight in Dana

Sarah Ray writes in:

From the best-selling authors and creators of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl DuWunn, comes a compelling new book and documentary film, A Path Appears. In the book A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn provide a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world on issues of women’s oppression — and a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. The PBS documentary series premiering in January 2015 examines the struggles women face in the United States and abroad, and the inspiring individuals working with them to create effective solutions.

When: Tonight, 7:30 PM
Where: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free

Today: Screenings on Screenings

If you’re not lucky enough to be bouncing out of here a little early today, you are even LUCKIER to get to stay for some awesome screenings tonight. Come check out what everyone in the collaborative video J-term class has been working on this past month. Here are a few flicks you’ll get to catch:

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Date: Today 1/29
Time: 7:30
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free

Weekly Hump Day HornHub: Human Horn

TONIGHT: Film Society Screening of “Three Colors: Blue”

Good movies can be so hard to find these days. Luckily, the Middlebury Film Society has your back!! Tonight, the Film Society continues their J-Term screening series with Three Colors: Blue, a film about car accidents, exotic dancers, and emotional liberty.

Co-Head of the Film Society, Phoebe Mitchell ’17, says, “the director (Kyzysztof Kieslowski)  felt so satisfied with the film that he retired after its release.” Essentially, that’s the film equivalent of a mic drop. Definitely worth checking out.

When: Tonight, 7:30
Where: Axinn 232
Cost: Free!

Bollywood Film Night: “English Vinglish”

Tomorrow night, Saturday Jan 17, at 6:00pm in Axinn 232, the Hindu Student Association and Midd Masti will be screening the critically acclaimed film “English Vinglish”. This Indian comedy chronicles the riotous and poignant adventures of an Indian housewife who enrolls in an English-speaking course. Set in New-York City, this quirky pic will have you rolling with laughter and reflecting teary-eyed on stark cinematic commentary on what it means to call a place home. There will be English subtitles!

When: Saturday, Jan 17 @ 6:00pm

Where: Axinn 232

Cost: Frrreeeeeeee!

Free Friday Film: Dear White People

Tonight at , MCAB presents Dear White People for the Free Friday Film at both 6 and 9 PM in the Dana Auditorium. Dear White People is director and screenwriter Justin Simien’s debut film, and has been gaining a lot of attention for being an impressive debut from a young director (Simien won the Sundance Breakthrough Talent Award last year) and it’s pointed and humorous critique of race relations on college campuses.  The film is “A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.”  Hope to see you there.

When: Tonight, 6 and 9 PM
Where: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free