ArtStreet Film Series
Films will be screened each Friday at 8 p.m. in ArtStreet Studio B with refreshments, guest hosts and brief post-film discussions. Free and open to the public.
Fall 2013 Films
Friday August 23: My Tribe is Kenya
Presented in conjunction with the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery exhibit “Action: The Street Art of Joel Bergner.” This inspiring documentary follows kids in one of Africa's largest slums as they work with artist Joel Bergner to create public art encouraging their country to be peaceful during the 2013 election season and to avoid the widespread violence that erupted after the last election. Hosted by visiting artist Joel Bergner.
Friday August 30: Silver Linings Playbook
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano is determined to rebuild his life. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Hosted by the Counseling Center.
Friday September 6: Freaks
In this cult horror classic from the 1930s, the exploitation of circus freaks is reversed as the compassion for the unique cast is captured, turning an exploitation horror film into a very real and touching commentary on human beings. Hosted by Jeff Geers (Communications).
Friday September 13: Planet B-Boy
Jumping continents and crossing cultures, this documentary looks at the history of breakdancing and its vibrant resurgence in urban cultures around the world. Hosted by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company; presented in conjunction with DCDC's Hip-Hop Seminar (September 10 and 11).
Friday September 20: Harvest of Empire
Presented by ArtStreet, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and University Libraries in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. This film takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration from Latin America that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.
Friday September 27: The Dream Share Project
Presented by ArtStreet and Career Services. Follow recent college graduates Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams and their right to happiness. Hosted by co-director Chip Hiden.
Friday October 4: Bowling for Columbine
Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore explores the issue of gun violence in America. Presented in conjunction with the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery exhibit “Bullet: Who Pulls the Trigger?”
Friday October 11: No film (Fall Break)
Friday October 18: Philadelphia
Starring Tom Hanks, this 1993 drama was the first big-budget Hollywood film to tackle the medical, political and social issues of AIDS. Hosted by Dr. Richard Chenoweth (Graul Chair in Arts and Languages).
Friday October 25: Living for 32
Post-film discussion via Skype with Colin Goddard, VA Tech survivor and the subject of the film.
A 40-minute film about the 32 people murdered in the tragic Virginia Tech shooting and the 32 people killed by guns every day in America. Presented in conjunction with the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery exhibit “Bullet: Who Pulls the Trigger?” Hosted by Jamie Longazel (Sociology). Visit the official film website >>
Friday November 1: 8 1/2
Master director Federico Fellini's surreal self-portrait from 1963 vividly portrays the artist as the creator of his own reality and illustrates the transformative power of art to create the world you wish to see. Hosted by Dr. Samuel Dorf (Music).
Friday November 8: Made in India
Join us at 7 p.m. in ArtStreet Studio D for a pre-film reception with the filmmaker!
Sponsored by the India Foundation in collaboration with ArtStreet and the Center for International Programs. A documentary about the human experiences behind the phenomenon of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India, exploring a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology and choice from a global perspective.
Friday November 15: The Invisible War
This Oscar-nominated documentary about sexual assault in the United States military is credited with both persuading more women to come forward to report abuse, and with forcing the military to deal more openly with the problem. Hosted by Natalie Hudson, director of the Human Rights Studies Program, with Mary Lauterbach, Assistant Director of Planned Giving and advocate for awareness and prevention of sexual assault in the military.
Thursday November 21: ArtStreet Film Series Special Edition: Take Us Home
7:30 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Presented by ArtStreet, the UD Human Rights Studies Program and FilmDayton. Local filmmaker Aileen LeBlanc's documentary presents a personal, human look into the journey of Ethiopian Jews to Israel — an issue which is in the news now and soon to be in the hearts of all who care about injustice, race, immigration, acceptance and identity. Hosted by director Aileen LeBlanc.