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Department of Communication, Media and Culture
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THE POST

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m.

Steven Spielberg’s 2017 Academy Award-nominated film follows Katherine Bates (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher and owner of a newspaper empire, and Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), the executive editor of the Washington Post, in an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Following the screening, Gwen Fowler, senior lecturer in the Department of Media, Communication and Culture, discusses the historical, cultural and social contexts of the film.

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

Department of English
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DUCK SOUP

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m.

This 1933 musical comedy starring the Marx brothers and directed by Leo McCarey is set against the backdrop of two fictional countries on the brink of war. As the sixth-highest grossing film of the year, this masterwork is credited for its quick-fire comedy and sharp banter. Following the screening, Christian Smith, assistant professor, and Anna Oldfield, associate professor, both of the Department of English, lead a discussion on the cultural context of the film.

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

 

Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies
EDWARDS COLLEGE FILM SERIES

THE CRANES ARE FLYING

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m.

This 1957 Russian romantic-drama directed by Mikhail Kalatov follows the journey of Veronika and Boris, who are blissfully in love until the eruption of WWII tears them apart. Following the screening, Nataliya Alekseyenko, lecturer in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, and Anna Oldfield, associate professor in the Department of English, lead a discussion on the political and cultural implications of Russian involvement in the 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
EDWARDS COLLEGE FILM SERIES

VOCES INOCENTES/INNOCENT VOICES 

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m.

Luis Mandoki’s award-winning 2005 film depicts the struggle of a young boy to survive within the civil war in 1980s El Salvador. Following the screening, Caryn Cortez, lecturer in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, leads a discussion on the cultural context of the film. This film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.

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 (no ticket required)

Department of Communication, Media and Culture
EDWARDS COLLEGE FILM SERIES

THE FIFTH ESTATE

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m.

Based on real events, Bill Condon’s 2013 biographical thriller follows journalist Julian Assange on his quest to expose the deceptions of the powerful and most privileged. Following the screening, Corinne Dalelio, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, leads a discussion on the historical context of the film.

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