UNM-LA to Host Fall Film and Lecture Series

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) English Department will host “Composition Cinema I: A Film and Lecture Series,” beginning Sept. 12 and running through Nov. 14.

The five films in the series were selected for their relevance to composition and comparative literature courses being taught at UNM-LA. The films will be hosted by a UNM-LA faculty member and will include a five to 10 minute talk discussing the film, its voice in the course’s theme and how it relates to life beyond the classroom. Afterwards, the host will take questions or open the floor to discussion.

The series will begin Sept. 12 with Big Fish, and will focus on the theme of “authenticity” being discussed in Tracy Thompson’s English 102 course.

Assistant Professor Dr. Zandree Stidham will show Tsotsi Sept. 26, as an example of the theme “resilience” and how we bounce back.

Instructor Chris Strauss will follow Oct. 10, with the documentary Home, as part of his class’s exploration on the theme of “place.”

Dora Aleksandrova will host Gandhi, October 24 to culminate her course study on “free will.”

The series will wrap up Nov. 14 with Dr. Mickey Marsee’s showing of Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb as part of her comparative literature course on the portrayal of scientists in fiction and film.

All films are free and open to the public and will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Jeannette O. Wallace Hall on the UNM-LA campus.

For more information, contact Mickey Marsee, mickeyl@unm.edu.

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