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Monthly Archives: March 2017
“Moonlight” Comes Home: FREE Screening & Intersectionality Panel
It’s practically impossible to not have at least heard about “Moonlight” by now, especially in Miami. So we’ve teamed up with a few organizations to bring FIU a free screening and discussion of our native gem! It doesn’t matter if you haven’t gotten around to watching it or seen it more than five times, be a little extra for Miami on April 4th and join us in GC 140.
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Five Questions with David Rifkind
With the upcoming screening of Forbidden Planet being hosted by the Film Studies Program and the College of Architecture and the Arts (Thursday 3/30 @ 6:30 on the PCA Roof), we decided to interview David Rifkind, who is the Associate Dean of Student Success in CARTA and an Associate Professor of Architecture.
“Arrival” Author Ted Chiang Talks Folk Biology
On March 27, FIU’s School of Computer Information and Sciences and the Department of English co-hosted a public lecture with guest speaker Ted Chiang. Chiang is a critically acclaimed author whose novella “Story of Your Life” was the basis for the 2016 Oscar nominated film Arrival. His lecture, titled “Why the Brain is Not a Computer”, focused on the common misconceptions of Folk Biology in the media and how they hurt our ability to tell a narrative. His main focus was the Sci-Fi genre, but he explained how folk biology hinders story structure in general. The lecture provided insight into the methodology that Chiang uses to create stories.
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Free Advanced Screening: The Zookeeper’s Wife
Be among the first to see two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain in The Zookeeper’s Wife! Even better, members of the FIU community can grab FREE passes to this special event.
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Oscars shine Moonlight on Liberty City
In a momentous occasion, Moonlight came out on top at the 89th Academy Awards. Despite Hollywood’s checkered history around race, religion, and sexuality, the film that was made on a shoestring budget managed to take home three awards on Sunday night. The Academy Awards opened and closed the ceremony with Moonlight winning an award. The film taking home the biggest prize of the night, Best Picture, marks a huge step forward for the Academy. A coming of age film about gay man of color living in Liberty City, not about slavery or the civil rights movement, has expanded the Academy’s recognition of black filmmaking beyond confining storylines or stereotypes.
Tips for Attending Your First Film Festival
The Miami Film Festival is here! But wait, you’ve never attended a film festival or festival screening before. Whether you’re diving in or just dipping your toe in the water, here’s everything you need to know to make your first festival experience shine.
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