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Thu, 04/07/2022 - 9:53am
Join us on Thursday, April 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Georgia Museum of Art for a screening of Common Good Atlanta: Breaking Down the Walls of Mass Incarceration.  It is a free event and open to the public. The 1-hour film will be followed with a discussion led by a panel of Common Good Atlanta alumni, instructors, co-founder Bill Taft, and filmmaker Hal Jacobs.  If you want an uplifting film about how one person can make a difference in the…
Thu, 10/28/2021 - 11:37am
Public Media for Central Pennsylvania (WPSU) and Pennsylvania State University are sponsoring a screening and panel discussion for Searching for Sequoyah, a documentary co-written and co-produced by Edison Chair in American Literature LeAnne Howe.  The screening will take place at 6 p.m. on the virtual theatre platform OVEE.  Viewers will need to make a free account before the screening.  You will also need to register for the event here. The…
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 11:30am
Eidson Chair in American Literature LeAnne Howe (Choctaw), along with Professor Christine Kinealy from Quinnipiac University and Dr Padraig Kirwan from University of Goldsmiths of London, have contributed to a documentary from the Famine Institute in Strokestown, Ireland. The 28-minute film is about the Choctaw donation for Irish Famine relief in 1847.  A discussion featuring Professor Howe and others will follow a screening of the documentary…
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:37pm
Author, speaker, and storyteller Regina E. Mason will present “Gina’s Story: The Life of William Grimes as Art and Testimony.” Mason is the great-great-great granddaughter of William Grimes, the author of the first published US American slave narrative, who was held in bondage in many states, including Georgia, She will discuss her journey as a researcher to recover the story of her ancestor in relation to themes of belonging and citizenship.…
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:21am
On October 31st UGA will take part in Frankenreads: an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the NEH.  The Colloquium in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literary is sponsoring a nearly-complete reading of the novel in collaboration with the Main Library, The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Theatre and Film Studies Department, and…
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:34pm
Paul Cunningham's ENGL 1102 class is screening James Cameron's 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day at 12 PM in Room 400 of the Fine Arts Building (right across the street from Park Hall), and the Park Hall community is invited to attend.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:13am
Filmmaker James Ponsoldt will visit Ciné for a day of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Willson Center on Saturday, Oct. 21. Ponsoldt is a writer and director whose credits include The End of the Tour, The Circle, and “Master of None.” He was raised in Athens. Ponsoldt will introduce special screenings of Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show at 3 p.m. and his critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now,…
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:59am
Paul Cunningham's ENGL 1102 class is screening Ridley Scott's 1982 Blade Runner (The Director's Cut) at 4 PM in Room 400 of the Fine Arts Building (right across the street from Park Hall), and the Park Hall community is invited to attend.
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:56am
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker…
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:54am
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. This special showing of MOONLIGHT at Athens Cine (254 W Hancock Ave) is sponsored by the Institute of African-American Studies and will be followed by a post-…

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