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October 23, 2014   
Posted: September 15, 2004
Coastal offers 50 cultural performances for 50th anniversary

   
International violinist Joshua Bell is the headliner of the year as Coastal Carolina University announces its 2004-2005 cultural arts series. But there's also lots of theater, music, art and literature to make the university's 50th anniversary celebration a special one.

Grouped chronologically according to genres, here are Coastal's offerings for cultural enrichment. Some details are subject to change so call the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502 prior to performances. Many events are free, and all are open to the public.

SPECIAL

2004 Fall Gala

Saturday, Oct. 16, 6 to 8 p.m.

Edwards Courtyard

By Invitation Only

Award-winning local chefs provide a delightful presentation of the area's finest cuisine, including a variety of entrees and delectable desserts. Coastal's talented staff and faculty will perform a selection of excerpts from various programs. Proceeds from the Gala help fund scholarships and programs for the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Call 349-4101.

Celebration of Inquiry

Feb. 16 to 18, 2005

Memory, Place, Identity: Behind Us, Before Us, Within Us

Various locations and times around campus

Coastal's special university-wide academic conference open to the public and designed to unite learning communities in cross-disciplinary discussions of a common theme. During the days of the conference, regularly scheduled classes are re-directed to conference activities to enable maximum opportunities for intellectual exchange among faculty, staff, students and community members. Visit www.coastal.edu/inquiry/2005

THEATER

"Bat Boy: The Musical"

Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe

Thursday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 3, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission $10 general seating, $5 students 18 and younger

"Bat Boy: The Musical" is an outrageous musical comedy/horror show inspired by a series of articles in the sensational tabloid Weekly World News about a boy, half human and half bat, discovered in a West Virginia cave. The local sheriff brings him to the home of the town veterinarian, where he is accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a "normal" boy. But problems arise…

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov.14, 3 p.m.

Black Box Theater

General admission $10; children 18 and under $5

A Coastal theatrical production, this Tennessee Williams classic is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for a place in the world to call her own. She takes refuge in New Orleans' French Quarter with her sister Stella and brother-in-law, the violent Stanley Kowalski, as rumors of her scandalous past begin to catch up with her.

"Second City," 45th Anniversary Tour, Chicago's famed comedy troupe

Friday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

General admission $15; students 18 and younger, free

Second City, the legendary Chicago comedy theater where many of the world's best comedians get their start, will kickoff the new year with this one-time performance. Members of the national touring company will perform "The Best of Second City," featuring some of the most famous comedy sketches, songs and improvisations from the troupe's 45-plus year history. The emphasis on intelligent satirical sketches and on-the-spot improvisations inspired TV comedies such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Whose Line is it Anyway?"

"Cabaret," a musical

Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 5, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 6, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

General admission $10; students 18 and younger $5

Welcome to the Kit Kat Club, the risqué Berlin cabaret where customers enjoy the last, licentious days of the Weimar Republic before the Nazis take over. Outside, the city falls in step with the militaristic nightmare of the New Order. But inside and underground, the nightclub exudes life, love and desire. Based on the book by Joe Masteroff, the play by John Van Druten, stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.

"Still Life with Iris, " a play by Steven Dietz

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m.

Black Box Theater

Admission $10 general seating, $5 students 18 and younger

Weaving the ageless enchantment of magic into the fabric of a dramatic fantasy, Steven Dietz's "Still Life with Iris" taps into the imaginations of both young and old. Captured by Miss Overlook and Mr. Matternot, Iris is taken to the land of Nocturno, where only one of each item in the world has been collected as the best! She herself is the only and best little girl. But in return, she has lost her memory of her parents and home and retains only a longing for something she once knew. This is a play for children of all ages.

LITERATURE

"Close to Shore" author Michael Capuzzo

Thursday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

"Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916" by Michael Capuzzo, was the "big read" that Coastal freshmen were assigned as a shared intellectual experience. Published in 2001, the book is a nonfiction account of the first shark attacks on an American vacation resort. In the summer of 1916, four swimmers were killed by a rogue Great White shark in a series of attacks along the Jersey shore, prompting civic hysteria and a massive shark hunt. The book combines a cultural history of early American tourism with a chilling, thrilling shark story. Capuzzo will talk about his experiences.

"The Writing Process"

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Kimbel Library

Free

This is the first in a series of public discussion about the craft of writing, featuring three published professors, Maria Bachman, Steven Hamelman and William Hills. The series is presented by the library and will include two more panel discussions in January and April 2005.

The Words to Say It: A Reading by Janisse Ray

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

Janisse Ray is the author of two books that interweave autobiography with stories of environmental activism in South Georgia. Her first book, "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood," focuses on the logging of the long-leaf pine forests and growing up in a junkyard. Her second book, "Wild-Card Quilt," documents her efforts to save the Altamaha River from pollution. Ray will read from her recent works and discuss the obstacles to environmentalism in the current political climate.

"The Writing Process"

Thursday, Jan. 27, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Kimbel Library

Free

The January discussion, the second in a series of public discussion about the craft of writing, will focus on getting creative works published. Coastal professors Richard Collin and Randall Wells will be featured guests.

"The Writing Process"

Thursday, April 7, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Kimbel Library

Free

The April discussion is the final in the Kimbel Library series on the craft of writing and getting published. Professor Wink Prince will be featured along with two other invitees.

The Words to Say It: A Reading by Brad Land

Thursday, Feb. 17, 3 to 4:15 p.m.

Wall 309

Free

Local author Brad Land's first book, "Goat," has provoked wide discussion about its portrayal of fraternity hazing at Clemson University. Land's memoir touches on broader issues-the random violence that initiates the memoir, his loving but competitive relationship with his older brother, and ultimately the question of how to negotiate between his individual identity and the social expectations attached to masculinity. Land will read from "Goat" and answer questions.

The Words to Say It: A Reading by Susan Neville

Thursday, March 3 at 4 p.m.

Edwards

Neville is known for her award-winning literary nonfiction, including "Indiana Winter," a meditation on physical and emotional landscapes.

The Words to Say It: A Reading by Rosemary Daniell

Wednesday, March 23, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

Rosemary Daniell's award-winning and controversial memoir, "Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in the Deep South," was a forerunner to the recent memoir trend and has garnered high praise for its frankness and insights about the socialization of the Southern belle. Daniell has written several other books of poetry and prose, and is a world-renowned writing coach. Her creative writing workshops, called Zona Rosa, have been profiled in People and Southern Living. She will read from her most recent work and discuss the joys of the writing life.

The Words to Say It: A reading by Sheri Reynolds

Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

Sheri Reynolds's first novel, "Bitterroot Landing" (1994), was nominated for Old Granta Young American Author Award. Her second novel, "The Rapture of Canaan" (1995), was an Oprah Book Club selection. Her third novel, "A Gracious Plenty," was published in 1997 to high acclaim. A Conway native, she teaches at Old Dominion University in Norfolk,Va.

ART

"The Ever Changing Artscape: Studio Art Alumni Exhibition in Celebration of CCU's 50th Anniversary"

Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Thursday, Sept. 30

Reception: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6 to 8 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Free

"The Ever Changing Artscape," an exhibit of works by Coastal art studio alumni, was designed in celebration of Coastal's 50th anniversary. The visual arts department invited more than 200 of Coastal's artistic alumni to exhibit their artwork. The show will include painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography and graphic design.

"Our Own: CCU Visual Art Faculty Exhibition" Works from Coastal Carolina University Visual Art Faculty

Monday, Oct.11 – Friday, Nov. 12

Reception: Wednesday, October 13, 4 to 6 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Free

This exhibit features works by Coastal's award-winning arts faculty.

Fall 2004 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

Monday, Nov. 29 – Saturday, Dec. 11

Reception: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 4 to 6 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Free

This annual exhibition features works by graduating seniors in Coastal's art studio program.

"Memory, Place, Identity: Behind Us, Within Us," Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

Monday, Jan. 24 – Friday, Feb. 18

Reception: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4 to 6 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Free

A distinguished arts professional will select artworks by Coastal undergraduates to be exhibited in this show, which is part of Coastal's annual Celebration of Inquiry conference.

Chapters in South Carolina History: Colonial Life

Thursday, Feb. 24 – Wednesday, April 6

Reception: Thursday, Feb. 24, 4 to 6 p.m.

Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Free

This exhibition, created by the South Carolina State Museum, is scheduled to coincide with the annual meeting of the Southeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies hosted by Coastal Carolina University. The gallery will be open during the meeting's evening festivities.

Spring 2005 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

Thursday, April 21 – Saturday, May 7

Reception: Thursday, April 21, 4 to 6 p.m.

Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Free

This exhibition is an opportunity for Coastal's visual arts seniors to showcase their ceramics, drawings, paintings, printmaking, sculpture, photography and graphic design.

MUSIC

Silvard Piano Concert

Sunday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Edwards Recital hall

Free

Silvard, a native of The Netherlands, started taking piano lessons at the age of 10. After completing his undergraduate studies in marine biology at Coastal Carolina University, he worked as a graduate assistant at the Smithsonian Institution and received a Ph.D. in zoology from George Washington University. Silvard returns to CCU, his alma mater, to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our institution.

Band Concert, "On a Hymnsong"

Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

An exploration of the historical development of the American hymn and spiritual. Special guests include the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir, organist Brown Bradley and pianist Jan Hart.

Ray Kilburn Piano Recital

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall

Free

Pianist Ray Kilburn returns to Coastal to help celebrate the university's 50th anniversary. This former CCU faculty member is recognized as being among Canada's most gifted artists. His studies, competitions and recitals have taken him throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Critics are unanimous in their praise of his outstanding technical abilities and artistic temperament.

POP 101

Monday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Celebrate 50 years of popular music with CCU's contemporary music ensemble, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly. The POP 101 band presents classic songs from every decade since 1954, the year of Coastal's founding. Enjoy the music of Elvis Presley, The Drifters, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Madonna and many more.

"Baroque, Classical and Beyond," a concert by the Long Bay Symphony

Sunday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

$20 general admission, $5 students 18 and younger

This concert experience will highlight the emergence of these major style periods in music, including the rise of expression in the Baroque, the striving for balance and order in the Classical period, and the development of emotional intensity in the music of Beethoven and subsequent Romantic composers. The concert will include landmark works by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Berlioz, and will feature Coastal music faculty as soloists.

Jazz After Hours - The CCU Big Band

Friday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Come and enjoy an evening of hot jazz and cool sounds with CCU's big band, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly. This 20-piece ensemble turns up the heat with a presentation of classic swing, Latin, and pop-rock tunes that will have you dancing in your seats. If you like the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and Miles Davis, you're sure to love Jazz After Hours.

Amy Tully - Faculty Flute Recital

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall

Free

Flutist Amy Tully and musical friends will perform a variety of Romantic solo and chamber works for flute. Tully, who is on Coastal's music faculty, is a member of the Long Bay Symphony and a frequent freelance performer throughout the Grand Strand area. At Coastal, Tully directs the Coastal Consort and teaches flute studio and music history and appreciation.

Holiday Concert featuring the Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir and Coastal Carolina Symphonic Band

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Join the Concert Choir and the Symphonic Band for just the right mix of seasonal tunes and carols in familiar musical settings sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Season Finale Concert featuring the Spirit of the Chanticleer Marching Band

Friday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Coastal's own Spirit of the Chanticleer Marching Band will present its second annual season finale concert. On the program will be music from the 2004 football season as well as pieces performed in exhibition performances around the region. The band's color guard and feature twirler will also perform. The group is under the direction of Jim Tully, assisted by Kurry Seymour.

Saxophone Ensemble

Saturday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards Building

Free

"Messiah," performed by the Long Bay Symphony

Sunday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission $20, seniors $15, children 18 and under $5

Join the Long Bay Symphony, area choirs and renowned soloists for this timeless holiday masterpiece, "Messiah." Let this enduring holiday favorite, with its moments of quiet reflection and brilliant exultation, put you in the true spirit of Christmas!

Jerry Wong – guest piano recital

Sunday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.

Recital Hall

Free

Jerry Wong has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in such prestigious settings as Weill Recital Hall in New York City's Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Kravis Center in Florida, National Concert Hall of Taipei, and Opera City Hall in Tokyo. This return visit to Coastal will feature works by Chopin and Barber.

Liederabend

Friday, Feb. 4

Drinks, 7 p.m. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

You are invited to join the singers of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts for Coastal's first Liederabend, an evening of German songs. Join us at 7 p.m. for wine, cheese and conversation. The concert will include songs of the great German composers as well as stories about the composers and poets who gave us these beautiful romantic songs of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell

Monday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Reserved seating: $40 per person

General admission: $25 per person

Students: $5 per person

Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell consistently awes audiences with his technical wizardry and musical sensitivity. In addition to selling millions of recordings, Bell tours internationally, performing in more than 100 concerts a year. Among the orchestras he has performed with are the National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the London Symphony. He has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, John Eliot Gardiner, John Williams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph von Dohnanyi and James Levine. This special Valentine's Day concert will be his only South Carolina appearance for the year.

Shannon Wettstein, guest piano recital

Edwards Recital hall

Sunday, February 27, 4 p.m.

Free

Pianist Shannon Wettstein has appeared as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States. A founding member of the Calliope flute and piano duo and Boston's Auros Group for New Music, Wettstein has premiered countless new works and collaborated with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Chinary Ung, Roger Reynolds, Gunther Schuller, Lee Hyla, Jukka Tiensuu and John Heiss. Wettstein has given performances in New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New School for Social Research, Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall, the New Zealand Embassy in Washington D.C, and many more.

Tom Fox, baritone and Philip Powell, piano

Sunday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall

General admission $10; students free

This tour de force program highlights arias and art songs. Renowned baritone Tom Fox has performed in many of the world's leading opera houses including the San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and with the companies in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Diego, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Munich, Berlin, Paris, Montpellier, Milan (La Scala), Rome, Bologna, Turin and Brussels, among others.

Powell, an associate music professor at Coastal and chair of the Department of Performing Arts, maintains an active performing schedule with concerts at Coastal and in the region. He has performed with the South Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony and is a frequent soloist with the Long Bay Symphony.

Patti Edwards Faculty Recital.

Philip Powell on piano

Monday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall

Free

A magical evening of romantic art songs by Mahler, Strauss, Brahms and Wolf that explore the emotional world of fin-de-siècle Vienna. Powell is chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Coastal and a masterful performer.

Patti Yvonne Edwards, a native of Georgetown, has performed numerous opera and musical theater roles throughout the Midwest. She traveled to Brno in the Czech Republic in March 2004 to perform recitals of American music and teach master classes at the Janacek Conservatory.

David Bankston – faculty recital

Monday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

David Bankston, a member of the Coastal music faculty, has performed extensively in opera and musical theater, including leading roles in companies such as the Houston Grand Opera, Washington Opera and New Orleans Opera. Folk, pop and rock music were his first loves, however, and Bankston began playing the guitar at 15 years old and was singing and writing folk songs professionally by age 17.

Gary Stegall – faculty piano recital

Sunday, April 3, 4 p.m.

Recital Hall

Free

In this year of celebration, Stegall commemorates the 100th year of the composition of Maurice Ravel's masterpiece, Miroirs. Also included on the program will be Bach's Partita #1 in B-flat Major and the monumental Schumann F-sharp minor sonata.

Stegall has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Egypt, having given solo piano recitals at the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the American Church in Paris, and the Dame Myra Hess Series at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

In its second season, Coastal's Percussion Ensemble promises another tour-de-force performance with steel drums, Japanese Taeko drums, mallet instruments, and all points between representing music from around the world and demonstrating that rhythm is music, and music is universal.

POP 101

Thursday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Continue the celebration of 50 years of popular music with CCU's contemporary music ensemble, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly. POP 101, a local and community favorite, is presenting classic songs from the 1950s to current chart-toppers.

Coastal Carolina University Symphonic Band

Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Coastal's premier instrumental ensemble will present one of the final performances of the 50th Anniversary celebration. In addition to the "Ellerby Clarinet Concerto," featuring CCU faculty member Beth Miller, an original wind band piece will be heard in its world premiere performance. The nationally renowned composer Stephen Reisteter will be in attendance for this first performance of this special music commissioned for Coastal's 50th birthday.

Jazz After Hours - The CCU Big Band

Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Join this popular 20-piece big band for a special evening of jazz standards and contemporary arrangements. Enjoy the hot sounds as CCU's coolest performing ensemble shows off their improvisational skills.

DANCE

Ballet Folklorio Mexico

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Founded in 1972, the Ballet Folklorico Mexico has been recognized as one of the most exciting groups presenting authentic regional dances of Mexico. Through exciting dances, vibrant music and elaborate, breathtaking costumes, this authentic troupe of 6 to 25 members brings the traditions, ancient folklore and customs of Mexico to life.

"Nutcracker" performed by the Columbia City Ballet

Thursday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m

Friday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m

Wheelwright Auditorium

General admission $20, children under age 18 admitted free

Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" is a perennial holiday favorite. It's the story of a young girl named Clara whose wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and takes her on a magical journey. This Columbia City Ballet performance features a cast of world-class dancers, including medalists and former members of the National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet, under artistic direction of William Starrett. Young ballet dancers from the community will also be featured in the production sponsored by Santee Cooper, Wachovia and Horry Telephone Cooperative.

FOREIGN FILM SERIES

"Nine Queens," Argentine film by Fabian Bielinsky, in Spanish with English subtitles

Monday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

A taut psychological thriller in which two small-time grifters team up to pull off a big-time score involving a set of valuable counterfeit stamps. 115 mins.

"Aimee & Jaguar," German film by Max Farberbock, in German with English subtitles.

Monday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

Based on a true story, this is a film about love, passion and the triumph of the human spirit. In the darkest days of World War II, while the allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women.125 mins.

"Osama," an Afghanistan film by Siddiq Barmak, in Pashtu with English subtitles.

Monday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

Inspired by a true story, this Golden Globe-winning drama is the first film made in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. After the brutal Taliban regime bans women from working and forbids them to leave their homes without a male escort, a 12-year-old girl and her mother find themselves on the brink of starvation. With nowhere left to turn, the mother disguises her daughter as a boy. Now called "Osama," the young girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from discovering her true identity. 83 mins.

"Unknown Pleasures," a Chinese film by Jia Zhang-ke, in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Monday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

A harrowing account of disillusioned young people living in China, this movie follows two 19-year olds as they wander the streets looking for excitement. The temptation of easy money becomes too alluring and, taking a cue from American crime movies, the young men embark on a half-baked plan to rob a bank. 113 mins.

"Faat-Kine," a Senegalese film by Ousmane Sembene, in Wolof and French with English subtitles.

Monday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

Dakar has shantytowns and high-rises, streets crowded with cattle and Mercedes, and women whose lives have been shaped by tribal custom and male prejudice as much as by their cutting-edge aspirations. Faat-Kine is a single mother with two children, two ex-husbands, a pushy mother and assorted friends. She is the manager of a sparkling new gas station, but her success has been hard-bought. Nonetheless, she values her control over her own life, and tries to balance modernity with tradition. 90 mins.



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