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Department of English
EDWARDS COLLEGE FILM SERIES: ALTERNATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Thelma and Louise 

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m. 

In Ridley Scott’s 1991 Academy Award-winning road film, Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) are waitresses in Arkansas who set out on a weekend road trip to a fishing cabin. On the way, they encounter a string of characters and events, making decisions that empower them yet involve criminal activity; when they are finally cornered by police at the Grand Canyon, the female outlaws make a final decision together.

Following the screening, CCU assistant professor Christian Smith and associate professor Anna Oldfield, both of the Department of English, will lead a discussion on the genres of “road movie” and “buddy movie” in American film history and how this work fits and expands both genres.

This film is rated R and contains content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
EDWARDS COLLEGE FILM SERIES

Being There 

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m.

This Academy Award-winning film (1980) directed by Hal Ashby follows a childishly naïve gardener (Peter Sellers) who, through a series of chance encounters and misunderstandings, becomes a trusted adviser to a powerful businessman (Melvyn Douglas), becomes romantically involved with the man’s wife (Shirley MacLaine) and rises through the political ranks in Washington, D.C.

Following the screening, Michael Ruse, associate professor in CCU’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, will lead a discussion on the nature of irony and the political context of the film as well as a comparison to contemporary politics.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College
of Humanities and Fine Arts

EDWARDS COLLEGE FILM SERIES: Dean's choice

Also Sprach Zarathustra
on Screen: From 2001 to Wall-E

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5 p.m.

On November 21, 1896, Richard Strauss conducted the debut performance of his tone poem, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30. In 1968, director Stanley Kubrick featured the piece in his groundbreaking film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Since then, Also Sprach Zarathustra has been featured in dozens of films and television shows. On the 122nd anniversary of the tone poem’s 1896 debut, Dean Daniel Ennis and a faculty panel will discuss ways the piece has been used (and misused?) in films. This event will include numerous film clips and an audience poll of their favorite Strauss-inspired movie moments.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)