A film about one of the most influential punk rock bands in the world, The Ramones, will kick off the Spring Film Series on Monday, January 24, at 7 p.m., in 170 University Hall.
End of the Century begins with the band’s origins in Forest Hills, Queens. It gives a fascinating background portrait of the eccentric group of individuals who came together in the early 1970s. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
The next film, Burnt By the Sun, will be shown on Monday, January 31. An Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, it will be shown as part of ASU’s Cullum Lecture Series focusing on Russia. The film is about the memories of life before Stalinism engulfed the Soviet Union.
In honor of Black History Month, the film Moolaadé will be shown on Monday, February 14. A drama about the opposition of the still-common African practice of female circumcision, the film is set in a small African village. There, four young girls facing ritual “purification” flee to the household of a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation.
The series will conclude on Monday, February 28, with the Spanish language film Maria Full of Grace. The film, which will be shown in honor of National Women’s Month, has been called the clearest and most eloquent portrayal of drug trafficking ever put on film. Stephen Holden of The New York Times says it is, “astonishing . . . You applaud every step of [the main character’s] lunge toward personal liberation.”
The Film Series is funded by Student Activities and is a series of Monday night foreign or independent films. Stevan Clements, Cree-Walker Distinguished Professor of Communications, is the director of the film series. All screenings begin at 7 p.m. and take place in 170 University Hall. For a full view of the film series schedule, go to www.aug.edu/student_activities/FilmSeries.htm. Admission is free.
For more information, call Student Activities at 737-1609.
Spring Film Series
All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in 170 University Hall.
January 24 – End of the Century
January 31 – Burnt By the Sun
February 7 – Shaun of the Dead
February 14 – Moolaadé
February 21 – The Housekeeper
February 28 – Maria Full of Grace
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