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., Jan. 16 7:00 International Film Festival: “The True Cost” (Germany, 2015)

A distressing overview of the consequences of our addiction to fast fashion, The True Cost might suggest another exposé of corporate greed versus environmental well-being. That is certainly in evidence, but under the gentle, humane investigations of its director, Andrew Morgan, what emerges most strongly is a portrait of exploitation that ought to make us more nauseated than elated over those $20 jeans.
Fri., Jan. 20 6:00 “Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body” (2013)

Directed by Bojana Cvejić (see her talk below). “A research-based essay film, but also a very personal perspective on the history of socialist Yugoslavia, its dramatic end, and its recent transformation into a few democratic nation states.” (imdb.com)
8:00 Student Union Movie Organization: “Arrival” (2016)

“When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.” (imdb.com)

11:00 “Arrival”

Sat., Jan. 21 8:00 “Arrival”

11:00 “Arrival”

Lecture (Perlman Museum)

Thur., Jan. 19 6:00 “On Dance Constructions, Plastic, and Public Collections”

Sandra Teitge, New York-based critic, lectures on contemporary dance in museums, providing context to “Felt Room” in the Perlman Teaching Museum.

Talk (Weitz 236)

Fri., Jan. 20 4:30 “A Conversation with Bojana Cvejić: Performance Theorist and Maker”

Born in Belgrade and based in Brussels, Cvejić is a co-founding member of TkH editorial collective with whom she has realized many projects and publications. Cvejić is Professor of Philosophy of Art at the University Singidunum in Belgrade. Her current research focuses on social choreography, technologies and performances of the self, and time and rhythm in performance poetics and Post-Fordist modes of production. (Following the conversation, there will be a screening of her film “Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body”; see listing above.)

Dance (Perlman Museum)

Thur., Jan. 19 7:00 “Felt Room” Performance

Presented by BodyCartography Project in collaboration with the Carleton Dance Program. A dance designed to be more felt than seen, engaging performers and audiences. Experience this unique installation designed by Olive Bieringa of BodyCartography with guest dancers and members of the Carleton Semaphore Repertory Dance Company. (Occasional performances will continue through February 23.)

Sat., Jan. 21 1:00 “Felt Room” Performance

Museum exhibition

Preserving China’s Past: Paintings of the Ming-Qing Dynasties (through Feb. 19)

Over 30 recently restored Chinese scroll paintings, dating to the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1644 and 1644-1912), on loan from the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, California.

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.