Category Archives: Film

Live Music! Eight 02 at 51 Main

eighto210112012lores61933Come down to 51 Main to hear the eclectic sounds of Eight 02, a contemporary jazz group with a distinct Vermont flavor.  The Burlington-based band has toured all over the world, including a recent appearance in Russia!  Their mellow tunes should provide the perfect accompaniment to 51 Main burger and beer.

Date: Tonight 3/19
Time: 8-10 pm
Location: 51 Main @ The BridgeCost: Free (food and drink strongly encouraged though!)

Special Sunday Horn Treat: LAUGHTER

Time to take a break from pleasuring yourself with unadulterated horn and frustrating work–sorry, liberal education leisure. I see you Campus article–to get some much deserved smile time. Check out Triple Chin Comedy’s newest sketch. Meta-as-fuck. Is the whole world a stage?



Keep your eyes peeled and your vaseline ready for some more horn next week, you Horn Addickts, you.

Peace, love, and self-loving,


TONIGHT: It Happened Here Screening


It’s no secret that sexual assault on college campuses has received an uptick in attention from the national media over the past year. Middlebury has followed with a series of awesome events to bring light to the problem and its pervasiveness on our own campus. On the heels of Middlebury’s own It Happens Here event, tonight the Chellis House will be hosting a screening of the film It Happened Here. Maddie Orcutt ’16 writes in to middbeat:

Through intimate portraits of five student survivors, IT HAPPENED HERE explores the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the failure to protect students, and follows students’ fight for accountability and change on campus in federal court.

Watch the trailer here:

Date: Today March 12th
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Place: Twilight Auditorium
Cost: FREE

TODAY: Solar Mamas Screening w/ Sabai Sabai

Screen shot 2015-03-11 at 7.46.37 AMThis afternoon, the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board will present a screening of Solar Mamas, a documentary following a Jordanian woman who leaves her rural roots to travel to India to study engineering. Solar Mamas comes in conjunction with seven other documentaries as part of the Why Poverty? project, which aims to encourage discussion and debate surrounding the issue of poverty. Unconvinced by the movie? Come and stay for the Sabai Sabai catering!

Date: Today March 11th
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: RAJ Conference Room
Cost: Nothing and you get free Sabai!!

See trailer below:

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


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


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!