ARTS @ Oswego

April 2015 – March 2016

Documentary Screening: “Horn Please” @ Room 104, Lanigan Hall
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm

Horn Please

“Horn Please” is a documentary focusing on an age-old folk art form of India — the TRUCK ART, an art form that makes journeys through the dusty highways of India incredible in more ways than one. With a kaleidoscope of bright paints, motifs, typography and some unique couplets, these Indian trucks take you on a rather colorful journey of the diverse cultures and beliefs of the country.

Horn Please Website
Horn Please Trailer
Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1. See Parking 312-2004.

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


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

SUNY Wide Film Festival Keynote Speaker Andrew Miano & Film Screening @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Andrew Miano

Producer Andrew Miano will deliver the keynote address for the 2015 SUNY Wide Film Festival. There will be a reception prior to his speech and all students who submit a film are invited to attend. Registration is $10. The film screening is free and open to the public depending on capacity.
Parking Information 312-2150.

SUNY Wide Film Festival @ SUNY Oswego Campus
Apr 26 all-day

Film Reel

The SUNY Wide Film Festival (SWFF) was launched in 2009 as an opportunity to showcase the cinematic work of student and faculty from throughout the SUNY system. From the traditional Hollywood narrative to animation, experimental film and video to documentary work, SUNY students and faculty are creating entertaining, thought-provoking and challenging film and video work.
312-2612. Ticket information
Parking Information

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


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

Brazilian Cinema: Two Rabbits (2 Coelhos) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

2 Coelhos

Two Rabbits (2 Coelhos)
In Portugese with English subtitles
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Taking place in São Paulo, this film tells the story of a corrupt DA Júlia and her partner Henrique, an attorney, along with the gangster Maicom. Their scheme is discovered and the information is sent to Internal Affairs. Maicom enlists the help of a powerful assemblyman, Jader Kerteis, who demands two-million dollars to help him.

Meanwhile the “paulistano” Edgar, who killed a mother and her son two years ago in a car accident, invites the thief Velinha to steal the pouch that contains the money to be delivered to Jader.


Two Rabbits (2 Coelhos) Movie Trailer

Brazilian Cinema: Love for Sale (O Céu de Suely) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Love for Sale

Love for Sale (O Céu de Suely)
In Portugese with English subtitles
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

In northern Brazil, Hermila patiently waits for her husband. However, he has abandoned her. Sexy, restless and resolute, she raffles off “a night in paradise” with herself. This beautifully shot portrait doesn’t shy away from the burdens of a young scarred woman, but it also celebrates her courage to live according to her own rules.


Love for Sale (O Ceu de Suély) Movie Trailer

Spanish Movie Series: Wild Tales @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wild Tales

Wild Tales won Best Foreign Film in the Spanish language category at the 2015 Goyas and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards. It is a wonderfully entertaining revenge film comprised of six short tales that show how everyday situations bring out the dark side of everyday people – a deadly case of road rage, a wedding gone wrong, accidental manslaughter….
Described by Variety as “wickedly delightful”
Spanish with English Subtitles, IST APPROVED

Official Movie Trailer

German Movie Series: In July (Im Juli) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

In July

When a shy teacher travels across southeastern Europe to meet the woman he loves, he picks up a hitchhiker who has feelings for him. What follows is a series of comedic adventures and misadventures, including a solar eclipse, a special ring, a dead body, a van driven by a temptress and much more.

In German with English Subtitles
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Official Movie Trailer

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm

Buckminster Fuller

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

Project Webpage

Band Webpage