Weitz Calendar

Upcoming public events at
Carleton’s Weitz Center

(Note: times and venues are subject to change. Carleton recommends verifying before you attend: 
http://apps.carleton.edu/calendar/ .)

Films (Weitz Cinema)

Mon., Sept. 26 7:00 International Film Forum: “Charlie’s Country” (Australia, 2013)

“Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.” (imdb.com)

Fri., Sept. 30 5:00 Student Union Movie Org: “The Lobster” (2015)

“In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.” (imdb.com)

11:00 “The Lobster”

Sat., Oct. 1 7:00 “The Lobster”

11:00 “The Lobster”

Museum exhibitions

MICHI — Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity (ends Nov. 16)

Michi showcases sixteen Japanese and Japanese-American ceramic artists working in the United States; while each offers fresh and unique approaches to craft and process, all are united in their Japanese heritage.

INDEPENDENCE OF THOUGHT: An Unfolding Story 1866-2016 (ends Nov. 16)

Exhibition in honor of Carleton’s sesquicentennial curated by students in spring term 2016 courses.

Annual CVEC Film Festival

It’s coming again!

The 5th Annual Northfield Summer Film Festival
This year’s theme: Politics!
In cooperation with Carleton College, we’re presenting a series of four great films on a timely topic. All are free and open to the public, on Tuesday evenings at 7:30, at Carleton’s Weitz Center cinema (Union and 3rd Streets), beginning on July 5. Here’s the schedule:

xxxxxxxJuly 5

Week 1 – Mr Smith
1939
xxxxxxJuly 12

Week 2 – Being There
1979
xxxxxxJuly 19

Week 3 – Network
1976
xxxxxxJuly 26

Week 4 – Panic
1950

Seminar class: In connection with the above films, CVEC is again offering a course of seminars, each given at 9:30 the following morning and led by the presenter of the week’s film. For more information, click here. To register, click here.

Comments from past seminar students:

• I thoroughly enjoyed the classroom presentations where I learned so much more about each film, its director, and interesting details about film making. I am finding that I watch films now with a greater appreciation as I notice things I hadn’t paid much attention to before.

• As always, the discussions after the films are the most interesting. I am always surprised at the many opinions that people have concerning any scene in a film.

Eclipse of the blood moon

Seldom are conditions so perfect as they were on Sept. 27 for a total lunar eclipse.   These photos were taken with Nikon D 7000 and 400 mm telephoto lens,  with multiple different f stops and speeds,  then assembled with Pic Monkey software.    Enjoy—–Ed

Blood Moon Eclipse

Pigeon Feathers

I thank my wife for putting this story together.

For several weeks in June,  this beautiful pigeon  was seen scrounging for food  between 3rd and 4th streets,  in Nevada and Maple yards.   On June 16  she stood for  6 hours on rocks in our home’s area well.   A photo of her revealed she had bands on her ankles.   We called various sources  to learn that pigeon bands meant she was a racing bird,  and was lost.    She was apparently dehydrated , unfed and not flying,  an easy  prey for hawks or owls.

She was caught and placed in a bin with grass, sunflower seeds and water while we tried to find a pigeon racing club person who would take her.

A man from Faribault,  who has a flock of racing pigeons,   gladly came   and picked her up.    He races birds in 100 or 400 mile races.   Below is a photo of this pigeon with   friendly chipmunk  taken  before the daring rescue.

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Fifth Annual CVEC Film Festival

It’s coming again!

The 4th Annual Northfield Summer Film Festival

This year: “The Golden Days of the Hollywood Studios”

In cooperation with Carleton College, the Elder Collegium will present a series of four great films from the 1950s.  All are free and open to the public, on Tuesday evenings at 7:30, at Carleton’s Weitz Center cinema (Union and 3rd Streets), beginning on July 7.  Here’s the schedule:

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 7:  The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 14:  Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 21:  All That Heaven Allows (1955)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 28:  The Searchers (1956)

Seminars: In connection with the above films, CVEC will again offer a course of seminars, each to be given at 9:30 the following morning and led by the presenter of the week’s film.  For more information, go to   www.cvec.org.