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Albright College International Film Series Events for April and May

 

 


April 1, 2012

Reading, Pa. – Albright College’s International Film Series offers films throughout the 2012 spring semester. All films begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in Klein Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts. Tickets are $3.

April 17
College (1927, 64 min)
A film by James W. Horne featuring Buster Keaton in one of the most brilliant performances by the stone-faced, clown poet of silent cinema. “Keaton’s most startlingly inventive stunts...executed so precisely and with such an air of confident innocence that they are charged with surprise — and probably will be forever.”– Pauline Kael

April 24
Moolaadé
  (2005, 124 min)
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembene is a rousing polemic directed against the still common African practice of female circumcision. The action is set in a small African village, where four young girls facing ritual "purification" flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation. Collé invokes the time-honored custom of moolaadé (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Collé against village traditionalists (both male and female) and endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne. In Bambara with subtitles.

May 1
JERRY ORR   IN PERSON.  Experience Event
Local filmmaker, co-founder and director of Berks Filmmakers, JERRY ORR will present a mini retrospective of his films and videos. For more than 40 years Orr has been exploring the phenomenological, spiritual and material reality of existence through the various media of non-narrative, moving-image-art (i.e., 16mm, super-8, paracinema, analog and digital video).  Of late he has been engaged in making video art in the realm of experimental narrative.  Orr’s work has been screened at prestigious venues nationally including Millennium Film Workshop (NYC) and the Museum of Modern Art.  His experimental video, Cow Boy’s Heifer’s (W) Rap won a Director’s Prize in the 2010 Black Maria Film & Video Festival.  

May 3
ALBRIGHT STUDENT FILM & VIDEO SHOW
A juried show of independent and experimental media art recently produced by Albright students. Makers will be present to introduce their work. Show is co-sponsored by and prizes will be presented by the Albright Cinema Club.

Klein Lecture Hall is located in the Center for the Arts on the Albright College campus at 13th & Bern Streets in Reading, Pa.  For more information or disabled assistance, please contact the College Relations Office at 610-921-7526.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. Albright College enrolls more than 1,660 undergraduates in traditional programs, another 800 adult students in accelerated degree programs, and 100 students in the master’s program in education. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia.