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/ .)

Film (Weitz Cinema)

Mon., Feb. 27 7:00 International Film Festivel: “Mapa” (Spain, 2012)

“The story of a young Spanish director burned out by his job on TV, who went to India in search of his first feature film only to discover that the real search was not for him in India but back home. However, upon return in Madrid, everything went the opposite as he expected….” (imdb.com)

Fri., Mar. 3 8:00 Student Union Movie Organization: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016)

“The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.” (imdb.com)

11:00 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Sat., Mar. 4 8:00 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

11:00 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Drama (Weitz Theater)

Fri., Mar. 3 8:30 Student comps production of Bertolt Brecht’s “Baal”

Baal centers around its title protagonist, a young poet-singer idolized like a God by his peers as a young artist of critical acclaim. But Baal is an amoral, anti-social, anti-authoritarian and anarchistic cult-like figure who treats others as he sees fit, and without consequences. This piece questions the extent society influences and controls our lives and challenges us to move past these constraints. Warning: This play contains violence and sexual situations including sexual assault that may be disturbing for some viewers. Not suitable for children.

Reservations for all performances: https://apps.carleton.edu/arts/events/tickets/

Sat., Mar. 4 7:30 “Baal”

Demonstration/Lecture (Weitz 236)

Fri., Mar. 3 3:30 The Give Get Sistet

An expandable improvisational chorus of women based in the Twin Cities with ties around the world. Using a cappella singing and vocal improvisation, The Give Get Sistet entertains, educates and empowers audiences and communities from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Talk (Weitz 236)

Fri., Mar. 3 7:00 “Ireland in Crisis: Post Celtic Tiger Photography”

Anthony Haughey, one of the nine featured artists in the Perlman Teaching Museum exhibition Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland, will launch the exhibition. The talk will illuminate his Settlements project, which explores the new “ruins” left behind after the collapse of the real estate market and the “Celtic Tiger” economic boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Opening Reception (Weitz Commons)

Fri., Mar. 3 8:00 “Post Picturesque: Photographing Ireland”

Follows the talk (above).

Exhibition (Weitz 226)

Beyond the Merchant of Venice: An Exhibit of the Women and Religion in 16th c Venice (ends Feb. 26)

An exhibit coinciding with recent performances of “The Merchant of Venice.”

Museum exhibition

Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland (Mar. 3 through May 7)

Nine Irish photographers interpret rural landscape with new aesthetic and critical approaches.

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.