ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2014

Performance & Video: “Don’t Blame Anyone” (Julio Cortazar) @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

Julio Cortazar

Don’t Blame Anyone:
Videographer Barry Steele and performer Milton Loayza join forces to present Julio Cortazar’s short stories. In this theatrical adaptation, the ambiguity of a man’s experience turns into magical moments of truth, horror, and deliverance.


Film: “Who Cares About Kelsey?” @ Room 114, Marano Campus Center
Oct 22 @ 4:30 pm

Who Cares About Kelsey

Film and Discussion: “Who Cares About Kelsey?”
The film screening is followed by a panel presentation. This award-winning film explores the lives of students with emotional and behavioral challenges and shows innovative educational approaches that help them succeed while improving the overall school culture.
Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see “Parking” for more information.

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German Film: “Mein Bester Feind” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm

Mein Bester Feind

Film: Mein Bester Feind, 2011, “My Best Enemy,” directed by Wolfgang Murnberger
A dark World War II comedy about two friends, stolen artwork and an unfortunate case of mistaken identities, as a Jewish man switches places with his Nazi best friend in order to survive. In German with English subtitles.

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

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Film: Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm

Killing Us Softly 4

The Ernst & Young Lecture Series on Gender Equality in the Workplace continues with a screening of the 2010 film exploring how gender is represented in advertising. A discussion led by Dr. Lisa Seppi, assistant professor of art history at SUNY Oswego, follows the film.

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

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Spanish Film: El Laberinto Del Fauno (Pans Labyrinth) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

El Laberinto del Fauno

In this fairy tale, a small family in Spain moves into an old house in 1943 after the rise of Fascism. Their eldest daughter, at age 12, falls in love with a fawn that lives in the old ruined labyrinth behind their decrepit home.
A 2006 film by Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer & novelist Guillermo del Toro. In Spanish with English Subtitles.

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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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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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Sustainability Documentary Film Series: “More Than Honey” @ Room 315, Park Hall
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm

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The 2012 documentary More Than Honey delves into the mystery of the collapse of honeybee colonies around the world, from California to Switzerland, to China, and Australia. Beautifully filmed & directed by Markus Imhoof, More Than Honey is a provocative yet touching tale of what may happen if bees become extinct.

Narrated by noted actor John Hurt.

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Film: Freedom Without Walls, Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989-2009 @ Room 255 Marano Campus Center
Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm

Robert E Frye
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures presents:
Freedom Without Walls
Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989-2009

A Documentary Film by Robert E. Frye

Robert E. Frye has been an Emmy award winning producer and director of documentaries and network news programs for over four decades. In 2008 he was commissioned to produce and direct a short documentary entitled Freedom without Walls commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009. The film was awarded a Gold Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival’s INTERCOM competition.

The Freedom Without Walls commission came as a result of The Berlin Trilogy, a three DVD set that comprised all the documentary work Frye had produced and directed covering the story of both Berlin and Germany as a whole. The last film in the trilogy was a feature length documentary, Berlin Metamorphoses, focusing on the story of reunification, reconciliation and rebuilding in the city considered to be the epicenter of the Cold War. The documentary was shown at the Hamptons Film Festival and broadcast on public television via the American Program Service in 2003. Ironically Frye had begun production on the film just four days before 9/11, which became part of the story.

Robert E Frye Website

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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