Monday, October 9, 2017

Lecture: "Forget Noah! Ark Thinking and the (In)Hospitality of the Sea"


Location: 116 DeBartolo Hall


Professor Simon Richter will deliver a guest lecture on the topic of cultural responses to sea level rise and catastrophic flooding. Richter is professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania, a member of their Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, and affiliated with their Programs in Cinema Studies, Environmental Humanities, and Women’s Studies. …

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Film: "Fukushima Mon Amour"


Location: Browning Cinema

Fukushima Mon Amour

This drama from director/screenwriter Doris Dörrie was shot in black and white in the Fukushima region of Japan shortly after the triple disaster event that ravaged the nation in 2011. The story follows a young German woman named Marie (Rosalie Thomass) who travels to Fukushima with the foreign aid organization Clowns4Help to try and cheer up the residents living near the site of a nuclear meltdown. At first, the trip is not what Marie was expecting, but she soon finds a purpose by helping Satomi (Kaori Momoi), the last geisha living in Fukushima, piece her life back together.…

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