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Social Issues of Our Time Film Series
A Contemporary Issues program
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January 31 – Red Tails - A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
February 7 – Bully - A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.
February 14 – Wuthering Heights - Andrea Arnold presents an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer.
February 21 – Blue Like Jazz - Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.
February 28 – Vocabulary of Change - Angela Davis and Tim Wise, two of this country's leading racial and social justice scholar-activists, join moderator Rose Aguilar onstage for a rare, unscripted and free ranging conversation on the state of contemporary global politics.
March 7 – Miss Representation - The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.
April 4 – If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front - A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's “number one domestic terrorist threat.”
April 11 – Temple Grandin - A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
April 18 – Walking to Listen – (not a film). This is the journey of Andrew Forsthoefel, a 27-year-old “wonderer” and “wanderer” from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania who wanted to do something that would both affect others in a positive way and satisfy his own need to explore the world inside and out. After working on a lobsterboat in Massachusetts one summer, Andrew set out on a listening tour, walking from Pennsylvania to California and meeting people along the way. Come here about this incredible walk from Andrew himself. This event starts at 7:30PM. Please visit http://www.walkingtolisten.com.
April 25 – The Woman Who Wasn’t There - A psychological thriller that goes inside the mind of one of history's most infamous 9/11 survivors. Tania Head rose to national prominence when she became President of the World Trade Center Survivors' Network. But soon a problem emerged, Tania Head was never in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 and her entire story was an invention of her prodigious imagination.
May 2 – Oranges and Sunshine - Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunite the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.
All Contemporary Issues films are shown in Sykes Theatre.
Free to students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. $2 cash to the public.
Thursdays at 8PM
If you are interested in placing an ad in the Movie Slideshow that shows before each movie, e-mail WCUsacmovies@gmail.com. The cost is $5 per slide per weekend to student groups and off campus vendors.