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Department of English
EDWARDS COLLEGE FILM SERIES: ALTERNATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Jules and Jim

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m.

This 1962 French New Wave romantic drama classic, directed, produced and written by François Truffaut, involves a tragic love triangle among Jim, a French bohemian; his shy Austrian friend Jules; and Jules’ girlfriend and later wife, Catherine. Set around World War I, the drama is based on Henri-Pierre Roché’s 1953 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name and won France’s prestigious Étoile de Cristal award in 1963. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles.

Following the screening, CCU assistant professor Christian Smith and associate professor Anna Oldfield, both of the Department of English, lead a discussion on the relationships within the film as well as the aesthetic conventions of French New Wave cinema.

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

Department of History
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Hotaru no Haka/Grave of the Fireflies 

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5 p.m.

This 1988 Japanese anime film is set in Kobe, Japan, and tells the story of Seita and Setsuko, siblings who survive American bombings during the final months of World War II and struggle to endure life afterward. The film is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka. It will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

Following the screening, Brandon Palmer, CCU professor and chair of the Department of History, will lead a discussion on the historical and personal impacts of military actions by governments. The discussion will consider how the Japanese remember and commemorate World War II and the American bombing of Japanese cities and whether strategic bombing is a valid method of war.

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

Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies
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A Bite of China:
Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m.

This Chinese documentary television series (2016) explores the history, culture and significance of traditional dishes served on Chinese New Year. The film will be shown in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Following the screening, Xinyi Tan, assistant professor in CCU’s Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, will lead a discussion on Chinese culinary traditions as well as relationships between people and food, including how these relationships both reflect and shape culture.

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

 

Joyner Institute Talks: 
Civil Rights–Past and Present

Filmmaker Ricky Kelly presents Black Beach/White Beach

Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m.

The Joyner Institute presents a screening of Ricky Kelly’s independent documentary film Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches (2018), followed by a discussion. Kelly created the work to bring awareness and education to the community on systemic racism and inequality that exist between two competing bike festivals – one black, one white – in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Kelly waited nearly 25 years to tell a story of events in the Myrtle Beach community, and the film allows him to be a voice for the people, as well as suggest measures to resolve social issues related to inequality and racism.

Kelly studied communication at St. Augustine University in Raleigh, N.C., and is currently working toward a certificate in documentary arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Coastal Theater
Admission: Free and open to the public

Department of Theatre
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West Side Story

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m. 

Winner of 10 Academy Awards with a soundtrack by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, this 1961 iconic film portrays the cultural conflicts of the Jets and the Sharks as well as the romance of Tony and Maria, lovers from different enclaves of a divided New York City.

Following the screening, Ken Martin, CCU professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, will discuss the film’s casting in regard to the Hollywood perspective, gang violence as depicted in the film, current cultural clashes and the film’s literary connection to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

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

‌‌Department of Communication, Media and Culture
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The Fab Five

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m.  

Jason Hehir’s 2011 ESPN Films documentary focuses on the Fab Five, a group of men’s basketball players at the University of Michigan in the 1990s who garnered national attention. A tale of recruitment, victory, fame, cultural influence and scandal, the film profiles this group of Wolverines as well as individual members’ experiences and careers on and off the basketball court. The documentary’s premiere on ESPN drew a record-breaking audience of 2.7 million viewers.

Following the screening, Linsay Cramer and Moe Alexander, CCU assistant professors in Communicaion, Media and Culture, will discuss the importance of fame and media coverage in athletics.

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