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It’s begun…

The 6th Annual Northfield Summer Film Festival

This year’s theme: Film Noir

Following a one-year construction hiatus, the annual Elder Collegium/Carleton College Summer Film Festival has returned to Northfield.  The theme for 2018 is Film Noir (explained here), with an international approach.  All films are free and open to the public, on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 at Carleton’s Weitz Center (Union and 3rd Streets), beginning on July 10.  Here’s the schedule:

            July 10                       July 17                       July 24                       July 31

American, 1944

British, 1949

American, 1950

French, 1967



Seminar class – it’s not too late to join: In connection with the above films, the Elder Collegium is again offering a course of seminars, each given at 9:30 the following morning and led by the presenter of the week’s film. For more information, click here. To late register, come to the second seminar on July 18!

Comments from a student in this morning’s seminar (July 11):
We had a great time!  Who’d have guessed that there’d be so much to discover (and debate) about the film’s style and techniques and meaning, even if you didn’t follow all the details of the plot!  And that there’s been such a rich body of interpretation about this low-budget “B” film made 74 years ago.  Now we need to see it over again!




Great River Shakespeare Festival

Plans are underway for the annual trips to Winona to see

A Midsummer Night’s Dream    on July 11


All’s Well That Ends Well   on July 18

For more information about the plays and GRSF, look here.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream    x


Annual Membership Meeting Moved to Fall

For years, the annual meeting was held in the spring…a good time to celebrate the academic year being completed, but often a time with lots of competition from other events (and often fine weather). This year we’ve decided to try a fall date – October 21 – in hopes of a better fit for our members. You’ll be hearing more about details as the time draws nearer, but save the date on your calendar now!



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