ARTS @ Oswego

October – November 2014

Oct
30
Thu
Sustainability Documentary Film: A Place at the Table @ Room 315, Park Hall
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

A Place at the Table Poster

The SUNY Oswego Sustainability Documentary Film Series presents the 2012 film by Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson, A Place at the Table which uses personal stories to powerfully illuminate the plight of the 49 million Americans struggling with food insecurity and living in hunger.

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Nov
3
Mon
Living Writers Series: Andy Breckman, “Writing For the Screen” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

andybreckman

From sketches for Saturday Night Live to creator of Monk, Andy Breckman has written for the small screen and the big screen. Favorite film credits include: Moving, Arthur 2, True Identity, I.Q., Sgt. Bilko, Tourist Trap and Rat Race. Breckman will talk about writing for the screen.

Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 – see Parking

Nov
5
Wed
German Film: Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

The Lives of Others

Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, is a multi-award winning film, including the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

At once a political thriller and human drama, this film begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. THE LIVES OF OTHERS traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany’s all-powerful secret police. His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman and Christa-Maria Sieland.
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Nov
10
Mon
Living Writers Series: William Trowbridge, “Humor in Poetry” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

William Trowbridge

William Trowbridge’s latest poetry collection, Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, was published by Red Hen Press in 2014. His other collections are Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. Trowbridge lives in the Kansas City area and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2014. He’ll speak on humor in poetry.

Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 – see Parking

Author’s Website

Nov
12
Wed
Spanish Film: Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Al Otro Lado
In the 2005 film Al Otro Lado (To the Other side) writer and director Gustavo Loza, weaves a heart-wrenching tale that follows the complexities of migration through the eyes of children who have been left behind. Three countries, three cultures, and three realities serve as the stage to delve into the lives of three kids (a Mexican boy, a Cuban boy, and a Moroccan girl), each of whom must endure the absence of their father who has left them in search for a better life.
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Nov
17
Mon
Living Writers Series: Michelle Garcia, “Having a Post-College Career Plan & More” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Michelle Garcia

Michelle Garcia graduated from SUNY Oswego with a degree in journalism, minoring in political science and women’s studies. All of that, plus her concentration in creative nonfiction writing and editorship at The Oswegonian, came in handy when she was hired as an editorial assistant at The Advocate. She was promoted as an associate editor in 2009, and then commentary editor in 2012. In September 2013, she was named managing editor of Advocate.com. Garcia studied screenwriting and producing at UCLA, as well as improv at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and sketch comedy at Improv Olympic, where she writes for a weekly topical sketch show, Top Story! Weekly. She lives in Santa Monica, with her comedy-writing husband. Garcia will talk about writers having a post-college career plan and related topics.

Nov
19
Wed
German Film: Jenseits der Stille (Beyond Silence) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm

Beyond Silence

Jenseits der Stille, directed by Caroline Link, tells the story of Lara, who grows up as the daughter of deaf parents, though she can hear and is fluent in sign language.
Through the years her parents become more and more dependent on Lara as an interpreter, and
a family conflict finally develops as Lara discovers the world of music, a world where her parents cannot follow.
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Nov
20
Thu
ORI Talk: Margaret Noodin, “The Round House” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm

Margaret Noodin

Margaret Noodin, assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, talks about this year’s Oswego Reading Initiative selection, Louise Erdrich’s The Round House, as well as her own work on Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language and culture.

Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see Parking