Film

Americans in Paris Film Series

Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speakers and short conversations about the film following the screening. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris.” “An American in Paris,” with its gorgeous dance sequences and beautiful, frequently melancholic Gershwin score, won the Academy Award for best picture. Gene Kelly stars as Gerry, an American expatriate painter in postwar Paris.

Cinema Politique: "Yawar Mallku" (Blood of the Condor)

Film screening and discussion. Film summary: "Yawar Mallku" (Blood of the Condor) is a 1969 film by Jorge Sanjinés. Set in Bolivia, the film tells the story of a Peace Corps-like American agency that is secretly sterilizing indigenous women under the guise of providing health care, provoking an uprising by the targeted population. Based upon information shared with the filmmaker by the indigenous population. Discussant: Khédija Gadhoum specializes in contemporary Latin American literature and culture.

Chasing Coral Screening with Filmmaker Discussion

This EcoFocus Film Festival event is part of a larger project to bring CHASING CORAL to Athens. During the filmmakers' visit, local area schools will participate in field trips to see the film and meet the filmmakers and will take part in educational activities to engage them with ecology, marine science and ocean health.

Financial support for this project comes from Reefball Foundation, ECOGIG Research Consortium at UGA's Department of Marine Sciences, Peabody Media Center, Odum School of Ecology and Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. 

Films in Key West: “Matinee”

In conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

In "Matinee," a small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Directed by Joe Dante and starring John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty. (1993, PG. 99 min.)

Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Conversations in Film: “Reap the Wild Wind”

In conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

A Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor and eventually leads to tragedy. (123 min.)

Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Film Screening: "Maggie Growls"

MAGGIE GROWLS is a documentary film portrait by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater of the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers in 1970 after being forced to retire from a job she loved. Her outrage and determination fueled a political chain reaction that forever changed the lives of older Americans, repealing mandatory retirement laws and proving that "old" is not a dirty word.

Film Screening: "No Job for a Woman"

When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the frontlines that she left husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be reunited. Ruth Cowan’s reporting was hampered by a bureau chief who refused to talk to her. Meanwhile, photojournalist Dickey Chappelle wanted to get so close to the action that she could feel bullets whizzing by.

Film Screening: CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Franklin College is proud to host a screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. 

This program is supported in part by the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners and other donors.

This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

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