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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

MAlt El Paso: Screening La Jaula de Oro

10888707_10152997836702232_3760776912483142334_nThis Saturday MALT El Paso will be screening La Jaula de Oro, a riveting film about teenage Guatemalan immigrants and their journey to the U.S. Tickets will be sold beforehand and at the event and will support MALT in its efforts to spread awareness of border and immigration issues through immersion trips.

You can buy your tickets at the event on a sliding scale from $5-$15. We appreciate anything you can donate to make our service education trip possible!

If you can’t make the event, but would like to support a migrant shelter in El Paso and our service/education trip, please donate here:

When: Saturday, January 17 6pm
Where: Twilight Auditorium

Students Organize Die-In During Midnight Breakfast

This past Wednesday, a group of students organized a die-in in solidarity with the national movement against racist state violence.  Around 100 students arrived in Ross dining hall at 10:30, lying down in every corner of the room, as students Rubby Paulino, Kizzy Joseph, and Elizabeth Dunn read a series of statements recounting recent police killings like Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and calling for the student body to join in solidarity.  You can find some of the statements below, and Molly Stuart’s video footage of the event above.  If you are interested in learning more about student activism around these issues, see here.

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Fall Student Film and Animation Screening

What better way to sneak a break from finals work than watching a series of short films created by your incredibly talented peers? Answer: none. Get pumped, because tonight the Film and Media department invites us all to attend a screening of final Sight and Sound II and Animation work in Dana Auditorium, fo freee! The lineup is stacked, to say the least. Some features middbeat is especially stoked to promote include:

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The FMMC final screening is always a highlight of the semester. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll temporarily forget your finals woes. Grab a friend and some snacks, and be there at 7:30.

Date: Tonight, December 4
Time: 7:30 – 9:30ish (you can leave between films)
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Nada.

Shahin Parhami Self Representation in Film TODAY

Acclaimed Iranian-Canadian film director Shahin Parhami will present on his work and self-representation in film tonight at 4:30 PM in the RAJ.  Parhami’s work predominantly revolves around heartfelt depictions of Iranian art, music, and culture, both at home and in diaspora. His most recent project, Amin, “is the story of an ancient musical tradition and one man’s struggle to preserve it,” and “is told using a unique approach to documentary storytelling that challenges the boundaries of fiction and reality.”  For those interested in narrative arts, this will undoubtedly be an intriguing talk from a director who has expanded his medium into new territory.  Brainerd Commons will host a reception following the talk at 6:30.

When: Today, Monday November 17, 4:30 PM
Where: RAJ
Cost: n/a

Films This Weekend

MCAB Free Friday Film: Fight Club (1999)


Come check out MCAB’s Free Friday Film, Fight Club. Watch Edward Norton and Brad Pitt channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy, underground “fight clubs.

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When: Friday Nov. 14 at 6PM and 9PM
Where: Dana Auditorium 
Cost: Free

Hirschfield International Film Series: The Great Beauty (2013)

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through Rome’s lavish nightlife for decades. When his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself taking stock of his life. “The Great Beauty gives even the cynics a faith in the vibrancy of movies and the reviving artistry of Paolo Sorrentino . . . it is the year’s grandest, most exhilarating foreign film”—Richard and Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France, 142 minutes)

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When: Saturday Nov. 15 at 3 PM and 8PM
Where: Dana Auditorium 
Cost: Free

Almost Ablaze TONIGHT at 7

Angie Walker ’16 writes in:

It’s that time. Snow is on the mountains so get ready to shred. Come boost your winter stoke, get some SWAG, support the Middlebury College Ski Patrol, and maybe win a free Threesome Pass, at the ski movie premiere of TGR’s Almost Ablaze – a global odyssey combining state-of-the-art cinematography and the most progressive riding on the planet. Watch as athletes push the edge to realize a heightened state. Almost Ablaze highlights stunning locations, next-level riding, and the globetrotting lifestyle of these thrill-seeking athletes.

Tickets: $5 (Cash, Credit, Venmo)

Bonus: Raffle Tickets! Gear, gear, and a free pass! $3/1 $10/5

Bonus Bonus: Come early to watch segments from this year’s other top ski movies.

Raffle item donations from: Sugarbush, Marker/Volkl, The North Face, Smart Wool, Teton Gravity Research, and The Vermont Ski Haus.

When: Tonight 7:00 PM
Where: BiHall 216
Cost: Tickets $5, Raffle tickets $3 for 1, $10 for 5.