ARTS @ Oswego

Mar
4
Wed
The Films and Animations of Charlotte Taylor @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

Aurora Beach

Charlotte Taylor is an experimental animator, teaching Film/Video in the rural mountains of Western North Carolina. Her research ranges from digital animation and handmade film to optical toys, and she is particularly interested in alternative forms of production and presentation.

Taylormadefilms

Mar
9
Mon
German Language Film: “Sissi” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm

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Sissi is a 1955 Austrian film directed by Ernst Marischka and starring Romy Schneider as Sissi. The film is based on the play Sissys Brautfahrt (Sissy’s Bridal Journey) by Ernst Décsey and Gustav Holm.

Sissi is the first installment in the trilogy of films about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who was known to her family as “Sissi”. It was followed by The Young Empress and Fateful Years of an Empress.

This first film in the trilogy follows the love story of young Sissi and the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph 1. The story follows the intrigue of the royal court, as Sissi learns that Franz Joseph is engaged to her sister, Néné.

In German with English subtitles

This is an IST Approved Event.

Mar
25
Wed
German Film: “Two Lives” (Zwei Leben) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

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Two Lives (German: Zwei Leben) is a 2012 German drama film written and directed by Georg Maas, and starring Juliane Kohler, with Liv Ullmann as her mother. Set in Norway and Germany, the film explores the history of the “Lebensborn” or war children, born in Norway and raised in Germany.

As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow “war children.”

With Subtitles

Two Lives Trailer

Apr
1
Wed
Spanish Film: “La Bamba” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm

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This 1987 American biographical film, written and directed by Luis Valdez and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, follows the life and career of Chicano rock and roll star Ritchie Valens until his tragic death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959, which also took the life of Buddy Holly, an American musician, singer-songwriter and pioneer of rock and roll. That night came to be known as “The Day the Music Died”.

La Bamba Movie Trailer

Apr
8
Wed
German Film: “The Blue Angel” (De blue Engel) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm

Blue Angel

The Blue Angel is a 1930 German tragicomedic film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron. It is based on Heinrich Mann’s novel Professor Unrat (“Professor Garbage”, 1905), and set in Weimar Germany. The Blue Angel presents the tragic transformation of a man from a respectable professor to a cabaret clown, and his descent into madness. The film is considered to be the first major German sound film, and brought Dietrich international fame.

With Subtitles

The Blue Angel Trailer

Apr
22
Wed
German Film: “The Third Man” (Der dirt Mann) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

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The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed, with screenplay by English novelist and author Graham Greene, who was regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. The plot is one of intrigue, suspense and murder in post World War II Vienna. The film is considered one of the greatest films of all time, celebrated for its atmospheric cinematography, performances, and musical score. (Anton Karas wrote and performed the score, which used only the zither; its title music “The Third Man Theme” topped the international music charts in 1950.)

The Third Man Trailer

Apr
29
Wed
Spanish Film: “Plata Quemada” (Burnt Money) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

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Plata Quemada (Burnt Money), set in Argentina in 1965, follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of Argentinian crime history. It is based on Ricardo Piglia’s 1997 Planeta prize-winning novel of the same name, which was inspired by the true story of a notorious 1965 bank robbery in Buenos Aires.

Plata Quemada Trailer