Film Movement films for August

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See some very good films at Hodges Library for free

This summer, the UT Libraries is screening four of the best Film Movement films that have been shown in the last two years. Film Movement features award-winning independent and international films that are not often shown in regular movie theaters. The UT Libraries began showing Film Movement films in 2005. Each of the four films has a summer theme or setting. This gives you a good chance to catch up on the Film Movement series and see some very good films for free.

All films are shown in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library on the UT campus. Showings begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Film Schedule

August 2: Wilby Wonderful (Canada) running time: 99 minutes
This bittersweet comedy is about the difference a day makes. Over the course of twenty-four hours, the residents of the tiny island town of Wilby try to maintain business as usual in the face of very unusual business. The film stars Sandra Oh, of Grey’s Anatomy and Sideways.

August 9: Ginger and Cinnamon (Italy) running time: 82 minutes
While vacationing on the Greek “Isle of Love”, a repressed 30 year old Stefania reluctantly plays chaperone to her precocious 14 year old niece, Meggy, who plans to lose her virginity before the summer is over.

The first Film Movement film of the fall semester will be September 25, Men at Work.




Film Movement Summer Series Features “The Best of the Best”

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See some very good films at Hodges Library for free

This summer, the UT Libraries is screening four of the best Film Movement films that have been shown in the last two years. Film Movement features award-winning independent and international films that are not often shown in regular movie theaters. The UT Libraries began showing Film Movement films in 2005. Each of the four films has a summer theme or setting. This gives you a good chance to catch up on the Film Movement series and see some very good films for free.

All films are shown in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library on the UT campus. Showings begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Film Schedule

July 19: The Rage in Placid Lake (Australia) running time: 89 minutes
Australian Singer-Songwriter Ben Lee stars as Placid Lake in this dark, coming-of-age comedy. Lake’s hippy parents have raised him to always challenge people’s perceptions. But after a lifetime of bullying, he decides to rebel by taking a job at an insurance company. The quirky film is full of quotable lines and off-the-wall moments.

July 26: The Man of the Year (Brazil) running time: 106 minutes
In this vibrant and thrilling crime saga, Maiquel (Murilo Benicio) has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw…all in 24 hours.

August 2: Wilby Wonderful (Canada) running time: 99 minutes
This bittersweet comedy is about the difference a day makes. Over the course of twenty-four hours, the residents of the tiny island town of Wilby try to maintain business as usual in the face of very unusual business. The film stars Sandra Oh, of Grey’s Anatomy and Sideways.

August 9: Ginger and Cinnamon (Italy) running time: 82 minutes
While vacationing on the Greek “Isle of Love”, a repressed 30 year old Stefania reluctantly plays chaperone to her precocious 14 year old niece, Meggy, who plans to lose her virginity before the summer is over.




Film Movement Summer Series Features “The Best of the Best”

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See some very good films at Hodges Library for free

This summer, the UT Libraries is screening four of the best Film Movement films that have been shown in the last two years. Film Movement features award-winning independent and international films that are not often shown in regular movie theaters. The UT Libraries began showing Film Movement films in 2005. Each of the four films has a summer theme or setting. This gives you a good chance to catch up on the Film Movement series and see some very good films for free.

All films are shown in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library on the UT campus. Showings begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Film Schedule

July 19: The Rage in Placid Lake (Australia) running time: 89 minutes
Australian Singer-Songwriter Ben Lee stars as Placid Lake in this dark, coming-of-age comedy. Lake’s hippy parents have raised him to always challenge people’s perceptions. But after a lifetime of bullying, he decides to rebel by taking a job at an insurance company. The quirky film is full of quotable lines and off-the-wall moments.

July 26: The Man of the Year (Brazil) running time: 106 minutes
In this vibrant and thrilling crime saga, Maiquel (Murilo Benicio) has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw…all in 24 hours.

August 2: Wilby Wonderful (Canada) running time: 99 minutes
This bittersweet comedy is about the difference a day makes. Over the course of twenty-four hours, the residents of the tiny island town of Wilby try to maintain business as usual in the face of very unusual business. The film stars Sandra Oh, of Grey’s Anatomy and Sideways.

August 9: Ginger and Cinnamon (Italy) running time: 82 minutes
While vacationing on the Greek “Isle of Love”, a repressed 30 year old Stefania reluctantly plays chaperone to her precocious 14 year old niece, Meggy, who plans to lose her virginity before the summer is over.




UT Libraries Focuses on Civil Rights in East Tennessee

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UT Documentaries in the Library to present film about the Clinton 12

The UT Libraries will show the film Clinton and the Law: Desegregation in Clinton, TN with remarks from a Clinton High School student who lived through the experience as part of their Documentaries in the Libraries series. The event will be held on April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education ended legal segregation in public schools. In January 1956, Federal District Court Judge Robert Taylor was forced to overturn his own earlier ruling and mandated Clinton High School to desegregate by the fall semester of 1956.

On August 27, 1956, Clinton High School became the first public, all-white high school in the Southeast to enroll black students. In all, twelve black children enrolled in the high school that year, in the face of protests, violence and media scrutiny.

Alfred Williams, one of the “Clinton 12,” will join in the discussion session after the film. Robert Willis, one of the last Clinton residents bussed to Austin-East High School in Knoxville and Alan Jones, pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Clinton and an accomplished artist, will also participate. The evening’s discussion will be led by Susan Williams (no relation) from the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN.

The film Clinton and the Law was produced by legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow as part of his See It Now series on CBS. Selections from You Got To Move, a documentary about working toward union, civil, environmental and women’s rights in the South, will also be shown.

UT Libraries’ Documentaries in the Library series is exploring aspects of Appalachia through film and video during the spring 2007 semester. More information about the series can be found at www.lib.utk.edu/mediacenter/docs/.




Documentaries in the Library: Appalachian Series

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Discuss and discover how aspects of Appalachia have been explored through film and video at the University of Tennessee Libraries this spring, with its Documentaries in the Library series.

Thursday March 8 The Appalachians: Culture of Survival with discussion led by Jack Neely, Metro Pulse columnist.

Monday, March 19 Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Legacy (no discussion; attend Dr. John Finger’s lecture on March 20 at Special Collections)

Wednesday, March 28 Fixin to Tell about Jack and Hamper McBee: Raw Mash with discussion led by Michael Lofaro, professor of English.

Wednesday, April 4
Clinton and the Law: Desegregation in Clinton, Tennessee and selections from You Got to Move with discussion led by Susan Williams from the Highlander Research Center and a special presentation by Alfred Williams, one of the Clinton Twelve.

Wednesday, April 18 Appalachian Impressions: Hiking the Appalachian Trail, with discussion led by Ken Wise, author of The Best Short Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Wednesday, April 25 Selections from Louie Bluie, Sprout Wings and Fly, and Nimrod Workman: to fit my own category with discussion led by Sean McCullough, professor of music.

All showings are free and open to the public and will be held in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library beginning at 7 p.m.

Visit http://www.lib.utk.edu/mediacenter/docs/ for more information.




Quilts! Exhibit and Film Series

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Quilts are more than just bed coverings–they tell stories, document the past, and express a range of emotions, from love to sorrow.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the UT Libraries presents an exhibit and film series focused on quilts and the women who made them.

Exhibit
March 1-April 2: Merikay Waldvogel’s quilts will be on display in Hodges Library outside the Lindsay Young Auditorium. These quilts come from Waldvogel’s personal collection. A nationally recognized quilt historian, Waldvogel will speak on March 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the McClung Museum Auditorium.

Films
Tuesday, March 6: Hearts and Hands: The Influence of Women & Quilts on American Society. Showings will be at 12:30 and 1:35 p.m. Room 251, Hodges Library.

Tuesday, March 20:
The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend, 11 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. and The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, 12:05 p.m. Room 251, Hodges Library.




Women’s History Month: Film Series

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Join the UT Libraries in celebrating Women’s History Month. In honor of this month, the libraries’ Diversity Committee will be sponsoring three film showings. Additional resource guides on women and women’s history are also available. Visit www.lib.utk.edu/refs/women/ for more information.

Film Schedule

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Hearts and Hands: The Influence of Women & Quilts on American Society
Showing Times: 12:30 pm; 1:35 pm; & 5:00 pm
Location: Hodges 251

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Iron Jawed Angels
Showing Times: 12:40 pm – 2:40 pm & 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Hodges 251

Tuesday, March 20 2007

The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend
Showing Times: 11:00 am; 12:40 pm; 5:00 pm
Location: Hodges 252

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend
Showing Times: 12:05 pm & 6:05 pm
Location: Hodges 252




Women’s History Month: Film Series

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Join the UT Libraries in celebrating Women’s History Month. In honor of this month, the libraries’ Diversity Committee will be sponsoring three film showings. Additional resource guides on women and women’s history are also available. Visit www.lib.utk.edu/refs/women/ for more information.

Film Schedule

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Hearts and Hands: The Influence of Women & Quilts on American Society
Showing Times: 12:30 pm; 1:35 pm; & 5:00 pm
Location: Hodges 251

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Iron Jawed Angels
Showing Times: 12:40 pm – 2:40 pm & 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Hodges 251

Tuesday, March 20 2007

The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend
Showing Times: 11:00 am; 12:40 pm; 5:00 pm
Location: Hodges 252

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend
Showing Times: 12:05 pm & 6:05 pm
Location: Hodges 252




Film Movement Film Series presents Familia

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Film Movement Film Series will present Familia Tuesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library. This showing is free and open to the public.

Michele, a divorced aerobics instructor with a gambling addiction, loses her job and seeks refuge with a childhood friend, Janine, who lives in a seemingly comfortable middle-class suburban neighborhood. Michele’s rebellious teenage daughter, Marguerite, and Janine’s shy and reserved daughter, Gabrielle, become friends, leading to unforeseen tensions that force both generations to reassess their values. Familia explores the question of how value systems are passed on from mother to daughter and asks: Is it possible to avoid passing on to our children those traits that we despise in our parents?

The Film Movement Series is just one of the many ways the UT Libraries is broadening its film collection and developing programming centered on the expanding medium of film. Although a few of the films are American-made, most hail from Europe, Australia, Africa, South America and Canada. Most have received accolades akin to Academy Awards in their home countries.

The UT Libraries and the UT Cinema Studies program worked with Film Movement to bring these first-run films to the library at the same time they are released in theaters.




UT Libraries Celebrates Black History Month

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Join the UT Libraries in celebrating Black History Month 2007. In honor of this month, the libraries’ diversity committee is sponsoring a film series. Showings will be held on February 13, 19 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hodges Library.

Tuesday, February 13, Hodges Library 251

  • 11-11:12 a.m. Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Legacy of a Dream
  • 12:05-1:25 p.m. Martin Luther King: The Legacy
  • 1:30-2 p.m. Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream (repeat)
  • Monday, February 19, Hodges Library 212

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. selections from A History of Black Achievement in America
  • Tuesday, February 27, Hodges Library 252

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives