ACFNY SUPPORTED | FILM FESTIVAL ACFNY SUPPORTED | FILM FESTIVAL GERMAN-AUSTRIAN FILM FESTIVAL: NEULAND/NEW BEGINNINGS MONDAY SEP 18 - MONDAY OCT 02 The German Department at Williams College is launching its fourth German-Austrian Film Festival starting September 18. This year, the festival's theme is Neuland/New Beginnings and the films are exploring the meaning of a fresh start in a new country, a new life, or a new sexuality. This year's line-up features three films which focus on crisis situations that result in life-changing moves. STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE (Vor der Morgenröte - Stefan Zweig in Amerika) September 18, 7-9pm Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe tells the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual he struggled to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany. Driven to emigrate to South America at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig fell into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall. This visually stunning and emotionally powerful film, directed by Maria Schrader and starring Josef Hader, Aenne Schwarz and Barbara Sukowa, explores what it means to be a refugee and exposes the difficult decision to speak out or remain silent in the face of tyranny. Gail Newman, Director of Arabic Studies and Harold J. Henry Professor of German at Williams College, will introduce the film. HAYMATLOZ September 25, 7-8.30pm In German and Turkish with English subtitles During the Second World War, a considerable number of German intellectuals emigrated to Turkey at the invitation of Atatürk and went on to definitively shape teaching and instruction in Turkish universities. Turkish-born filmmaker Eren Önsöz accompanies the descendants and students of these German exiles and sheds light on a memorable piece of history whose meaning is still felt to this day, as these renowned Germans played a substantial role in the Europeanization of Turkey At the same time, the documentary explores what remains of their legacy given that the Turkey of today reflects a visible reversal of Atatürk’s reforms. Helga Druxes, Chair of German and Russian and Professor of German at Williams College, will introduce the film. DIE MITTE DER WELT / Center Of My World October 2, 7-9pm Love is at the center of Phil’s world, and it’s really screwing things up for him. Whether it’s love for his slightly loony mother Glass and his fraternal twin Diane (who suddenly aren’t speaking), love for his gorgeous new boyfriend Nicholas (who may not love him back), or love for his best friend Kat (who may have eyes for Nicholas), love is making a royal mess of everything. With such adorably dysfunctional and odd people around him to set highly questionable examples, what is a gentle and trusting young soul like Phil supposed to do when all hell breaks loose? Center of my World skips gleefully from past to present, bringing Phil up to this point in his off-kilter fairytale life. It’s a bright, colorful whirl of images that reveals both fantastic patterns and a deeply human story. Joyful, funny, and sometimes sad, this film is for everyone who has ever looked for love, who has found it, or who can’t figure out exactly what to do with it....
Thousands of people wrote letters asking for advice from an anonymous online columnist named Sugar, who drew from her own life experiences to answer in a candid, often brutally honest exchange. It was later revealed that Sugar was Cheryl Strayed. Vardalos adapts the book, weaving together the real letters to explore the monstrous beauty, unfathomable dark and glimmering light which are at the heart of being human.
MID-DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1-2pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr. Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series. PROGRAM Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise brilliant in C major, Op. 3 Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata Op. 19 David Popper: Elfentanz, Op. 39 BIOGRAPHY Eighteen-year-old Elena Ariza is a cellist from Cupertino, California and currently attends Columbia University as part of its exchange program with the Juilliard School. In 2015, Elena performed as a soloist at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and in the same year, was featured on NPR’s From the Top. She is an alumna of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College as well as the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, for which she served as Principal Cellist for two years. Elena has won numerous solo and concerto competitions such as the Music Teachers National Association’s California State Competition, Pacific Musical Society Annual Competition, Mondavi Young Artists Competition, and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Symphony Parnassus concerto competitions, among others. She has played in masterclasses led by David Finckel, Ronald Leonard, Colin Carr, Robert deMaine, and Bonnie Hampton, and she has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, and the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival and School. As a chamber musician, she has participated in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Program since 2008 and most recently played in the Cambiata String Quartet, which competed in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2016. She also played in the AYE Piano Trio as part of the Young Chamber Musicians program, led by Susan Bates. In 2011, Elena helped raise more than $12,000 through three charity concerts that she and her friends organized in the San Francisco Bay Area, in order to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Since then, she has performed in several concerts to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Japanese Red Cross, Global Giving, and the Transparent Fish Fund. In her free time, she enjoys computer programming and paper crafting. Misha Galant is a sophomore in the Columbia University and Juilliard School Exchange in New York City. He began piano lessons at the age of six and continued for 12 years with his mother, Olya Katsman. Currently, he studies with Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. Misha’s musical heritage includes three generations of pianists, including his great-grandmother who was a student of Maria Yudina along with Vladimir Horowitz, and his great-grandfather who studied with Heinrich Neuhaus in Kiev, Ukraine. His accomplishments include first prizes in the Marylin Mindell Piano Competition, the Ross Mckee Piano Competition, the Pacific Musical Society competition, the San Jose International Piano Competition, and the Henry & Carol Zeiter piano competition at UOP, along with numerous other local competitions. He was the state winner in the 2010 MTAC concerto competition and again in 2015, when he was...
JUNK is the new play from Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced. This riveting drama features Steven Pasquale as Robert Merkin, a financial kingpin of the 80s whose proclamation that debt is an asset propels him to dizzying heights. JUNK breaks down the story of Merkin’s “deal of the decade” — his attempt to take over an iconic American manufacturing company changing all the rules in the process. What Merkin sets in motion is nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, pitting everyone against themselves. This is a play about how, while most of us weren't watching, money became the only thing of real value. Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County and TV’s “Rescue Me”) leads the large cast as Robert Merkin. Director Doug Hughes (The House in Town at LCT, and Tony winner for Doubt) brings it all to life in the Beaumont with John Lee Beatty (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Ben Stanton (lighting), Mark Bennett (original music and sound) and 59 Productions (projections).
When January Feels Like Summer by Cori Thomas Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21 at 7:00 p.m. The Studio Theatre @ Lehman College Directed by Susan Watson Turner A fresh take on the traditional romantic comedy where transgender, homosexual, and heterosexual Harlem residents stumble toward the possibilities of being seen, being heard, and being loved one unusually warm January day.
K. Christopher Garcia, Ph.D., professor, department of molecular and cellular physiology and department of structural biology, Stanford University School of Medicine; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Artists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
Groups of talented young music/dance performers provide exciting, authentic views of russian related folk and contemporary music.
Since 1940, American Ballet Theatre has performed in the greatest theaters around the world, creating a tradition of passion, innovation, and athleticism that transcends cultural boundaries and touches the soul of ballet lovers old and new. Wednesday, October 18 6:30 pm: Lang World Premiere, Ratmansky World Premiere, Thirteen Diversions Thursday, October 19 7:30 pm: Her Notes, Symphonic Variations, Other Dances, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium Friday, October 20 7:30 pm: Ratmansky World Premiere, Her Notes, Thirteen Diversions Saturday, October 21 2 pm: Ratmansky World Premiere, Symphonic Variations, Other Dances, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium 8 pm: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, Ratmansky’s World Premiere, Thirteen Diversions Sunday, October 22 2 pm: Her Notes, Symphinc Variations, Other Dances, Thirteen Diversions Tuesday, October 24 7:30 pm: Her Notes, Symphonic Variations, Elegy pas de deux, Thirteen Diversions Wednesday, October 25 7:30 pm: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Millepied World Premiere, Daphnis and Chloe Thursday, October 26 7:30 pm: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Other Dances, Daphnis and Chloe Friday, October 27 7:30 pm: Ratmansky World Premiere, Millepied World Premiere, Other Dances, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium Saturday, October 28 2 pm: Her Notes, Millepied World Premiere, Elegy pas de deux, Thirteen Diversions 8 pm: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Millepied World Premiere, Elegy pas de deux, Daphnis and Chloe Sunday, October 29 2 pm: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, Daphnis and Chloe