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Upcoming Events

Intellectual Heritage Program

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.

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 p... read more

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).

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... read more

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 aft... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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 beca... read more

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 ... read more
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Past Events

Demystifying the Daodejing

Demystifying the Daodejing

Philadelphia, PA
How can we demystify The Daodejing, or how does The Daodejing work in real life? What does it have in common with Wordsworth in British Romanticism? What does the rediscovery of Nature  have to do with the rediscovery of tranquility and a wise meditative state? An open discussion with Jeffrey Lee...
Wednesday, March 22 2017 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Human Rights Campaign Welcoming Schools Presentation and Discussion

Human Rights Campaign Welcoming Schools Presentation and Discussion

Philadelphia, PA
Graciela Sleransky-Poe, a representative from the Human Rights Campaign and a faculty member at Arcadia University, will be coming to discuss the welcoming schools campaign and talk to students about civic engagement and educational interventions in support of the LGBTQ+ community.  From the web...
Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:00 AM 11:50 AM

Film: The Killing (1956, dir. Stanley Kubrick)

Film: The Killing (1956, dir. Stanley Kubrick)

Philadelphia, PA
The Killing was director Stanley Kubrick's first major film effort -- though, like Kubrick's earlier films, it was economically produced with an inexpensive cast. In a variation of his Asphalt Jungle role, Sterling Hayden plays veteran criminal Johnny Clay, planning one last big heist before sett...
Tuesday, March 21 2017 5:15 PM 8:30 PM

Teaching the Novel and other Longer Narrative Works

Teaching the Novel and other Longer Narrative Works

Philadelphia, PA
Monday, March 20th,  11:00am Tuesday March 21st, 12:00 pm Novels and longer narrative works can present unique challenges in the Mosaic classroom. Their length, large cast of characters and complexity can strain student interest, and we sometimes have to struggle to keep discussions focused and...
Mon, Mar 20 2017 11:00 AM Tue, Mar 21 2017 1:30 PM

Plato in Intellectual Heritage

Plato in Intellectual Heritage

Philadelphia, PA
Alex Gottesman (Classics) will lead a discussion around the old question, "Did Socrates have it coming?" By looking closely at the Apology and certain passages of the Republic, alongside some passages of Xenophon, we will consider the extent to which the Athenians in 399 BCE might have felt (and ...
Thursday, March 9 2017 12:00 PM 1:30 PM

Film: Kiss Me Deadly (1955, dir. Robert Aldrich)

Film: Kiss Me Deadly (1955, dir. Robert Aldrich)

Philadelphia, PA
This film noir stars Ralph Meeker as Mickey Spillane's anti-social private eye Mike Hammer. After he and a hitchhiker are kidnapped by thugs, the semiconscious Hammer helplessly watches as the girl is tortured to death. Seeking vengeance, Hammer searches for the secret behind the girl's murder.
Tuesday, March 7 2017 5:15 PM 8:30 PM

Film: The Hitch-Hiker (1953, dir. Ida Lupino)

Film: The Hitch-Hiker (1953, dir. Ida Lupino)

Philadelphia, PA
Two men on a fishing trip pick up a psychopathic fugitive with an intense hatred of humanity in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller directed by Ida Lupino and written by Daniel Mainwaring (Invasion of the Body Snatchers). Ray Collins (Edmund O'Brien) and Gilbert Bowen (Frank Lovejoy) are on th...
Tuesday, February 28 2017 5:15 PM 8:30 PM

Medora: Film Screening with Davy Rothbart

Medora: Film Screening with Davy Rothbart

Philadelphia, PA
Showing of the Emmy-award winning documentary film Medora, directed by Davy Rothbart (2013)Years ago, Medora, Indiana was a booming rural community with prosperous farms, an automotive parts factory, a brick plant, and a thriving middle class. The factories have since closed, crippling Medora's e...
Tuesday, February 28 2017 3:30 PM 6:00 PM

FOUND: Experience the Human Condition through interactive workshop

FOUND: Experience the Human Condition through interactive workshop

Philadelphia, PA
FOUND creator Davy Rothbart and brother, fellow editor, and musician Peter Rothbart will share tales of finds, perform songs based on finds, and talk about what it means today to explore the human stories hidden in plain sight all around us. From FOUND's website: So, what’s this all about? We ...
Tuesday, February 28 2017 12:30 PM 1:50 PM

FOUND Exhibit

FOUND Exhibit

Philadelphia, PA
Brought to us by FOUND and curated by Sarah Locke, FOUND's senior editor, the Intellectual Heritage Program hosts an exhibition of FOUND and the material culture and stories of cities, and the people who live in them.    From FOUND: So, what’s this all about? We collect found stuff: love lett...
Fri, Feb 24 2017 1:00 PM Fri, Mar 10 2017 3:00 PM
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