Public events at
 Carleton’s Weitz Center

(Note: times and venues are subject to change. Carleton recommends verifying before you attend: .)

All events listed are open to the public with no admission charge.


Film (Weitz Cinema)

Sun., Jan 26      2:00    National Theatre Live: Small Island

Andrea Levy’s epic story explores the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK, following the intertwining stories of three characters through the Second World War, arrival in the UK on the HMT Empire Windrush, and life in post-war Britain.  Filmed live on stage at London’s National Theatre.

Mon., Jan. 27     7:00    Int’l Film Forum: Jay’s Longhorn (USA, 2019)

The documentary film explores the former Minneapolis nightclub called Jay’s Longhorn, which was opened June 1, 1977 by owner Jay Berine and his friend and booker, Al Wodtke.  Almost overnight, Jay’s Longhorn became the epicenter for punk rock and indie rock in Minneapolis and began attracting international touring acts.  Introduced by Fred Hagstrom, Q&A with director Mark Engebretson and Dick Champ (NNB).


Exhibitions (Perlman Teaching Museum)

Imperfect Cinema: Respond, Work, Play (ends Apr. 26)

Taking its cue from the title of the canonical essay by film maker and scholar Julio García Espinosa this exhibition, consisting of three programs of short films, upholds a politic of imperfection, or as García Espinosa says, a “partisan” and “committed” poetics a “committed” art, a consciously and resolutely “committed” cinema — that is to say, an “imperfect” cinema”.

Site Specific: Contemporary Cuban Photography and Film (ends Apr. 26)

Selections from the Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography.  A group of photographs chosen to highlight their evocative connection to a specific sense of Cuba in space and time. With more than 25 artists represented, this collection describes a unique place as well as what Plonsker calls these artists’ “restless energy, controlled by infinite patience.”