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Sin Nombre – Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a World Cinema Series zoom discussion illuminating the theme “Living on the Edge: Displacement, Identity, and Resilience” by analyzing the message and impact of the 2009 film, Sin Nombre.

Sin nombre (English: “Nameless”) is a Mexican-American adventure thriller film written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, about a Honduran girl trying to immigrate to the United States, and a boy caught up in the violence of gang life.

The discussion of the film will be led by Dr. Manuel Chavez, Lecturer and Director of Philosophy program; Dr. Priscilla Gac-Artigas, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature; and Chilean-American writer, playwright, actor, theater director and editor Gustavo Gac-Artigas.

The film is available for streaming on a number of platforms including Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies and TV, or iTunes (for rent or purchase).

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.

This event is part of Hispanic American Heritage Month

HONEYLAND: 
VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION

Join us for a World Cinema Series zoom discussion illuminating the theme “A Delicate Balance: Global Communities and the Natural World” by analyzing the message and impact the 2019 film, Honeyland.

Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Honeyland is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.

The film is available for streaming on a number of platforms including Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies and TV, or iTunes (for rent or purchase).

The discussion of the film will be led by Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Dr. Mihaela Moscaliuc, Associate Professor in the Department of English.

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The Odyssey – Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a World Cinema Series zoom discussion illuminating the theme “A Delicate Balance: Global Communities and the Natural World” by analyzing the message and impact the 2016 film, The Odyssey.

The aquatic adventure of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher, and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life. The French-Belgian biographical adventure film directed by Jérôme Salle and written by Salle and Laurent Turner, is based on the non-fiction book Capitaine de La Calypso by Albert Falco and Yves Paccalet. The film stars Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, and Audrey Tautou.

The discussion of the film will be led by Dr. Jason Adolf, Endowed Associate Professor of Marine Science, and Tony Macdonald, Director of Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.

Reel Talk: “Dolores” Film Screening and Talkback

Join Us on Zoom

This event is just part of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by Monmouth University’s Intercultural Center.

Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Salt of the Earth – Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a zoom discussion of the film Salt of the Earth (2014), a riveting documentary about the Brazilian social photographer Sebastiao Salgado and his mission to document the destructive impact of unfettered industrial exploitation of natural resources and human relations from the late 1960s on, and his own recent efforts to regenerate the rain forest in his native land. The film is available for streaming on a number of platforms including Amazon Prime and YouTube (for rent or purchase).

The virtual discussion of the achievements and implications of Sebastiao Salgado’s life and work will be led by Professor Mark Ludak, Specialist Professor of Photography in the Art and Design Department; and Professor Randall Abate, the Rechnitz Family Endowed Chair of Marine and Environmental Law and Policy in the Department of Political Science and Sociology, and the Director of the Institute of Global Understanding.

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. GET MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO USE ZOOM

POSTPONED – Frida – Viva La Vida

Frida – Viva La Vida is a cinematic documentary event film that highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: a revolutionary pioneering artist of contemporary feminism, and on the other, a human being tormented by agony and love.

With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The documentary film event will alternate interviews with historical documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.

Black Maria Film Festival

The Black Maria Film Festival was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison’s development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the “Black Maria” film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, NJ. Now in its 38th year, the festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally. The festival is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at New Jersey City University’s Department of Media Arts. Unlike other major film festivals, the Black Maria Festival is not presented in only one location. Instead, the winning films are presented at universities, museums, libraries and cultural centers across the country all year.

More information on this year’s festival at: www.blackmariafilmfestival.org/

“The Other Vincent” Documentary Film Premiere and Closing Reception

Please join us for the closing reception of  Vincent DiMattio/50 a retrospective of work by Vincent DiMattio celebrating his 50 years as a professor in Monmouth University’s Department of Art & Design at 6:30 PM in the Pollak, DiMattio & Ice House Galleries. After the reception, there will be the premiere of a documentary film The Other Vincent at 7:30 PM in Pollak Theatre about Vincent DiMattio’s 50 year journey at Monmouth University as an artist and educator.

World Cinema Series: Even the Rain

(Director:
Iciar Bollain 2010) Spanish director Sebastián, his
executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba
area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first
explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa
has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can
hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or
less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water
supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors is a leading activist in
the protest movement.

Not
Rated (103 minutes)