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The Lobster – 9/15

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After his wife leaves him, David (Colin Farrell) is sent to a hotel for single adults and urged to find a new significant other within 45 days—if he fails, he will be transformed into an animal of his choosing. David eventually meets a runaway from the hotel (Rachel Weisz), and the two begin a secret romance. Discussion led by VMA Associate Professor Harlan Bosmajian and Senior Distinguished Director-inResidence Regge Life to follow.

Rosa Chumbe with director and actress in discussion – 9/29

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Rosa Chumbe is a mature police officer with both a gambling and a drinking problem. She lives with her daughter Sheyla, who has a baby. One day, after a big fight between them, Sheyla steals her mother’s savings and storms out of the house, leaving her baby behind. Rosa is forced to spend some time with her grandson. Something changes inside her heart of stone. However, everything takes a wrong turn one night. Only a miracle can save her. Discussion via Skype with director Jonathan Relayze and actress Liliana Trujillo moderated by VMA Professor Cristina Kotz Cornej.

Tale of Tales – 10/4

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From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile. Discussion with VMA Assistant Pofessor Sarah Zaidan to follow.

Where to Invade Next – 10/6

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To show what the USA can learn from rest of the world, director Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man “invader” to take their ideas and practices for America. Whether it is Italy with its generous vacation time allotments, France with its gourmet school lunches, Germany with its industrial policy, Norway with its prison system, Tunisia with its strongly progressive women’s policy, or Iceland with its strong female presence in government and business, among others, Moore discovers there is much that American should emulate. Discussion via Skype with producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal to follow.

The Occupation of the American Mind – 10/25

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Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza Strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world—except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the United States. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies. Discussion with directors Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp to follow.

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