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Shorts Program: Women of Color
2016-17, Various directors, USA, 85 min.
- Wed, Aug 9th 6:00pm
- Thu, Aug 10th 8:15pm
Seekers, lovers, and survivors, women of color are the heroines of these five shorts:
Wednesday, August 9 at 6 PM: Director Will Robbins, executive producer Asher Turney, writer/producer Meleisha Edwards, and cast member Mykie Fisher of IN THE SPOTLIGHT; director Maisha R. Carter of ON THE VERGE OF MOTION; and director Mary-Lyn Chambers, producer Monica Lawson, and cast member Renda Pettis of THE PLURAL OF BLOOD are scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Wednesday. This screening is a Movie Club event. The discussion will be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center with food provided by Rosebud Prime. The discussion will be facilitated by Bonnie DeShong, Director of Community Relations for the DuSable Museum of African American History.
Thursday, August 10 at 8:15 PM: Director Maisha R. Carter or ON THE VERGE OF MOTION; director Mary-Lyn Chambers, producer Monica Lawson, and cast member Renda Pettis of THE PLURAL OF BLOOD; and writer/producer Meleisha Edwards of IN THE SPOTLIGHT are scheduled to appear for audience discussion. PLUS: From 7 PM to 8 PM, there will be a pre-screening wine tasting and artist talk in the gallery/cafe with writer/producer Meleisha Edwards of IN THE SPOTLIGHT sponsored by 57th Street Wines. All ticket holders are invited.
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
Vor der Morgenröte
2016, Maria Schrader, Austria/Germany, 106 min. With Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa.
"This is Hader’s movie. His is one of the great performances of recent years." — Ali Arikan, Village Voice
"Maria Schrader's boldly understated look at a great, forgotten 20th-century writer is one impressive achievement, all the more admirable for its understated subtlety." — David Noh, Film Journal International
The exile years of Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig (Hader), leading up to his suicide with his second wife Lotte (Aenne Schwarz) in Brazil in 1942, are chronicled in six symbolic segments illustrating a crisis of conscience that never abated. Abandoning his beloved Austria in 1934, at the height of his worldwide fame, Zweig is seen fomenting controversy among fellow writers for declining to denounce the Hitler regime, even as he establishes a new life in the safety of Latin America, a continent he comes to love. Zweig’s ex-wife and confidante (Sukowa) takes a pivotal role in deepening the burden of pain, when others look to her as an intermediary to secure his help. In German, English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)
Wednesday, July 26: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Sara Hall, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies at UIC.