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Film: Dark City (1998, dir. Alex Proyas)

Film: Dark City (1998, dir. Alex Proyas)

Philadelphia, PA
Alex Proyas (The Crow) directed this noir-styled futuristic thriller, scripted by Proyas, Lem Dobbs (Kafka), and David S. Goyer (The Puppet Masters). Separated from his wife Emma (Jennifer Connelly), amnesiac John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens alone in a strange hotel to learn he is wanted for a...
Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:15 PM 8:30 PM

Film: Body Double (1984, dir. Brian De Palma)

Film: Body Double (1984, dir. Brian De Palma)

Philadelphia, PA
In Body Double, director Brian De Palma pays homage to the Alfred Hitchcock movies Vertigo and Rear Window, adding a few grotesque touches all his own. Craig Wasson plays Jake, a struggling actor who keeps losing jobs because of his claustrophobia. To make matters worse, his girlfriend has walked...
Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:15 PM 8:30 PM

Council on American-Islamic Relations Presentation and Discussion with Jacob Bender

Council on American-Islamic Relations Presentation and Discussion with Jacob Bender

Philadelphia, PA
Jacob Bender, the executive director of the Council for American-Islamic Relations, with members of Philadelphia's Muslim community will discuss the history of Islam, and the issues currently facing the Philadelphia Muslim community.  From CAIR's Website: "WHY – We believe America’s greatness c...
Thursday, April 13 2017 3:30 PM 4:50 PM

Film: Tokyo Drifter (1966, dir. Seijun Suzuki)

Film: Tokyo Drifter (1966, dir. Seijun Suzuki)

Philadelphia, PA
Tokyo Drifter stands with Branded to Kill as one of the best-known and most acclaimed films of Seijun Suzuki, one of Japan's most talented maverick directors. A colorful riot of an action drama, Tokyo Drifter, like many of Suzuki's films, transforms a standard gangster film plot into a vehicle fo...
Tuesday, April 11 2017 5:15 PM 8:30 PM

Council on American Islamic Relations Film Showing of "Out of Cordoba"

Council on American Islamic Relations Film Showing of "Out of Cordoba"

Philadelphia, PA
Jacob Bender, the executive director of the Council for American-Islamic Relations, will be showing his film "Out of Cordoba" around the issues of religion, history and cultural understanding. He will also have a Q & A afterwards. Description:  "Out of Córdoba is a documentary film about the gr...
Tuesday, April 11 2017 3:30 PM 5:30 PM

Open Discussion: "Paired Voices: Women and Minorities' Texts in IH"

Open Discussion: "Paired Voices: Women and Minorities' Texts in IH"

Philadelphia, PA
An open discussion of "Women and Minorities' texts in IH" with Sherl Sawin (IH) and Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez (IH). Please join us!
Wednesday, April 5 2017 12:00 PM 1:30 PM

Film: Shoot the Piano Player (1960, François Truffaut)

Film: Shoot the Piano Player (1960, François Truffaut)

Philadelphia, PA
Francois Truffaut's loving homage to Hollywood gangster films is less a plot-filled film noir than a free-associative meditation on the genre. Charles Aznavour stars as a one-time concert pianist who gained fame as Edouard Saroyan but has since changed his name to Charlie Kohler and plays honky-t...
Tuesday, April 4 2017 5:15 PM 8:30 PM

ESL Students, Reading, and Participation: Active Strategies for Reading Together

ESL Students, Reading, and Participation: Active Strategies for Reading Together

Philadelphia, PA
Come discuss theory and practice regarding working with students who are reading in a second language. With Eunsook Rhee (First Year Writing) and Jessie Iwata (IH).
Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:15 PM 4:30 PM

Film: Touch of Evil (1958, dir. Orson Welles)

Film: Touch of Evil (1958, dir. Orson Welles)

Philadelphia, PA
This baroque nightmare of a south-of-the-border mystery is considered to be one of the great movies of Orson Welles, who both directed and starred in it. On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan (Janet Leigh), Mexican-born policeman Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) agrees to investigate a bomb explosi...
Tuesday, March 28 2017 5:15 PM 8:30 PM

This Changes Everything Film Screening

This Changes Everything Film Screening

Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Heritage, in partnership with Paley Libraries, is hosting a screening of Naomi Klein's transformative film on the climate crisis. Come engage with this issue which is a global concern. " What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better worl...
Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:30 PM 6:00 PM
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