ARTS @ Oswego

February – April 2016

Spanish Film: “Amores Perros” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Amores Perros

Spanish Movie Series: Amores Perros
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
All of the films are in Spanish with English Subtitles

Amores Perros is a 2000 Mexican triptych anthology film containing three distinct stories, which are connected by a car accident in Mexico City.
Each of the three tales is also a reflection on the cruelty of humans towards both animals and other humans, showing how humans may live dark or even hideous lives. But the film’s theme is loyalty, as symbolized by the dog, “man’s best friend”. Dogs are important to the main characters in each of the three stories, and in each story various forms of human loyalty or disloyalty are shown.

German Film: “Woman In Gold” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold, USA, 2015
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
IST Approved

The film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Altmann took her legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled on the case Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004).

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Oswego State Theatre Presents “The Mouse Trap” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm


The Mouse Trap, written by Agatha Christie and presented by Student Association, Blackfriars & Oswego State Theatre, is a student honors production directed by Anna Richardson. It tells the story of a group of strangers stranded in a lodge during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. Suspects include the newly married couple housekeepers, a spinster with a curious background, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, who no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed.

A classic “who done it” by one of the world’s most famous mystery writers. Produced under arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

March 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 • 7:30PM
March 13 • 2PM

Spanish Film: “Machucha” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Spanish Movie Series: Machucha
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
This film is in Spanish with English Subtitles

Pedro, who comes from modest means, gets a free ride to an elite Catholic boarding school run by the forward-thinking Father McEnroe. Gonzalo, one of the wealthy boys at the school, quickly takes a shine to Pedro and the two become fast friends. But as the boys spend more time with one another, their relationship is strained by the turbulent social and political upheaval happening in their native Chile.

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Spanish Film: “Bread & Roses” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bread & Roses

Spanish Movie Series: Bread & Roses
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
This film is in Spanish with English Subtitles

In Los Angeles, illegal Mexican immigrant Maya finds work as a janitor through her sister, Rosa. However, since both work for a non-union company, conditions are grim. After putting up with abuse from her bosses, Maya is open to the pro-union rhetoric offered by organizer Sam Shapiro. Rosa, however, is far less interested in clashing with management, given the needs of her family, and a rift begins to form between the sisters.

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Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm


Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green presents his multi-media homage to the visionary architect, engineer and philosopher of sustainability, Buckminster Fuller. Accompanied live on stage by legendary indie band, Yo La Tengo, Green weaves video from Fuller’s extraordinary life into an engaging evening of “live cinema”.


The documentary project premiered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has played at creative venues and festivals from The Kitchen in New York City to the Barbican in London.

“…a movie being born as you see it and hear it – as alive as music.” Writer, historian & activist Rebecca Solnit

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German Film: “Barbara” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm


Barbara, Germany, 2012
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
IST Approved

In 1980s East Germany, Barbara is a Berlin doctor banished to a country medical clinic for applying for an exit visa. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good natured clinic head, Andre. Instead, Barbara snatches moments with her lover as she secretly prepares to defect one day. Despite her plans, Barbara learns more about her life that puts her desires and the people around her in a new light. With her changing perspective, Barbara finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma that forces her to choose what she values.

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Oswego State Theatre & Music Departments Present “Pirates of Penzance” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – May 1 @ 2:00 pm


The Pirates of Penzance host a sherry party to celebrate the Frederic’s status of full-blown Pirate King upon his 21st birthday, whereby Frederic abruptly declares his distaste for the pirate’s life and intent to leave. Having spent his youth aboard the ship, Frederic has only laid eyes on his maid, yet now has fallen head over heals for Mabel the songbird daughter of Major General Stanley. A modern score filled with wit and whimsy, this classic by Gilbert and Sullivan is a delightful comedic romp.

Stage Direction by Christopher Carter Sanderson
Music Direction by Todd Graber

April 21, 22, 23, 29 • 7:30PM
May 1 • 2PM