Upcoming public events at
 Carleton’s Weitz Center

(Note: times and venues are subject to change. Carleton recommends verifying before you attend:
http://apps.carleton.edu/calendar/ .)

 

Films (Weitz cinema)

Mon., Jan. 22      7:00    International Film Forum: “Drying for Freedom” (2012)

Part 4 of the “Ecological and Civilizatory Crisis: Envisioning a Sustainable Future and an Equitable and Fair World.”
Our planet’s economic and environmental future hangs on an unlikely thread: the clothesline. British filmmaker Steven Lake crosses the world to unravel the reasons and consequences for the banishing of the clotheslines in favor of tumble dryers. Presenters: Oscar Clemente, Video-activist and Environmentalist; Jeff Ondich, Professor of Computer Science

Tue., Jan. 23       7:00    IFF: “Keep on Rolling: the Dream of the Automobile” (2011)

Part 5 of the “Ecological and Civilizatory Crisis: Envisioning a Sustainable Future and an Equitable and Fair World.”
Oscar Clemente narrates the history of the car through a documentary collage. Energy used to originate from plants and animals but today it is machine produced. While the car was once glamorous and coveted, its harmful effects are now known. Presenter: Oscar Clemente, Video-activist and Environmentalist (Distinguished Visitor in Residence in Carleton’s Spanish Department)

Wed., Jan. 24      7:00    IFF: DeeDee Halleck’s selection of works

Part 6 of the “Ecological and Civilizatory Crisis: Envisioning a Sustainable Future and an Equitable and Fair World.”
Presenter DeeDee Halleck is a film director and media activist, founder of Paper Tiger Television and co-founder of the Deep Dish Satellite Network, the first grass roots community television network. She is Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego.

Sun., Jan. 28      2:00    Theatre On Screen: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of Tom Stoppard’s play.

 

Concert (Kracum Performance Hall)

Thu., Jan. 25        8:15    Guest Artist Concert: “For the Birds,” with Zeitgeist, Kevin Kling & Victor Zupanc

For the Birds is a concert length work that, on the surface, seems to be about birds. It features a series of musical pieces by Zupanc extolling the nature of each particular bird (sparrows, roosters, woodpeckers, Canadian geese, hawks), drawing parallels with our own human nature. Interspersed is insightful storytelling created by Kling reflecting on childhood memories, immigration, illness, accidents, and healing. However, just below the surface, it is a work about that part of our human nature that compels us to reach beyond ourselves for more.

 

 

 

Museum exhibition (through Mar. 12)

Glimpses of Eternity: Icons in the Orthodox World