Friday, April 22, 2011

AHVA Senior Comps!

Please Join the Art History/Visual Arts Department for Senior Art History Comps Presentations.

Friday April 29, 2-5pm in Weingart 117.

2:00-2:25: Corinne Winkler: "Michelangelo's Bacchus and the Immortalizing Power

of Self Cultivation"

2:25-2:50: Annette Blohm: “Self-Fashioning of the Wives of Henry VIII:

A Promotion of the Tudor Monarchy”

2:50-3:15: Pam Strom: “The Beautiful City: Charting the City Beautiful Movement

from the Nation’s Capitol to Pasadena”

3:15-3:30 BREAK

3:30-3:55: Hallie Von Ammon: "Illustrations from Vogue during the American

Great Depression"

3:55-4:20: Elise Robinson: “From ‘Intimate Architecture’ to ‘Skin + Bones’:

Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture”

4:20-4:45: Karina Brioukhova: "The Revolución Wants YOU!:A Museum's

Embrace of Street Art and Youth in San Diego"

Light refreshments will be served


Betsy Dillon

AHVA Office Administrator


Submit your films!

Aesthetica have now launched the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in association with the Short Film Competition. Enter this year for your chance to be screened at the inaugural ASFF! A select number of entrants will be screened at 14 venues across the City of York (UK) as part of ASFF. There will be additional prizes for the winner and runner-up, and a shortlist of finalists will be included on the Aesthetica Shorts DVD, which will be distributed with the December 2011 issue of Aesthetica Magazine.

The winning film receives:

£500 prize money (apx. $830)

Screenings at film festivals across the UK, including Rushes Soho Shorts (London), Glasgow Film Festival (Glasgow) and Branchage (Jersey)

A weekend filmmaking course, courtesy of Raindance

12 months membership to Shooting People, the international film network

Inclusion on a DVD that will be distributed to all Aesthetica readers (60,000 viewers)

The runner-up will also receive £250 (apx. $415), as well as DVD publication.

Films should be no longer than 25 minutes but can be any genre including artists' film, music videos, dance films, horror and comedy or anything you can think of!

No limit to the number of entries permitted.

Deadline 31 May 2011.

Entry is £15 per film (apx. $25). Please visit for more information and to submit.

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At the Academy Theater...

INCENDIES, a recent Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, opens Friday, April 22 at The Landmark. It's a deeply moving story that brings the extremism and violence of today's world to a starkly personal level, delivering a powerful and poetic testament to the uncanny power of the will to survive. When notary Lebel (Rémy Girard) sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan (Mélissa Désormeaux Poulin, Maxim Gaudette) to read them their mother Nawal's will, the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes—one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn't know existed. In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawal's (Lubna Azabal) retreat into unexplained silence during the final weeks of her life. She immediately decides to go to the Middle East to dig into a family history of which she knows next to nothing. Simon soon joins her in combing their ancestral homeland in search of a Nawal who is very different from the mother they knew. With Lebel's help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman. Director Dennis Villeneuve has written an exclusive letter to Film Club members about a family's path to understanding and the film's contemporary relevance.

ALSO NEW THIS WEEK: NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT, opening Friday, April 22 at the Nuart Theatre for an exclusive one week engagement, is an intimate and insightful documentary about the Atacama Desert in Chile. Veteran director Patricio Guzmán, famed for his political documentaries on Allende's Chile and the subsequent coup by Pinochet, travels to an entirely new environment for his latest film: Chile's Atacama Desert-the driest place on earth. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, opening at The Landmark, is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Sara Gruen. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. The REEL TALK WITH STEPHEN FARBER Spring Series begins at Landmark's Regent Theatre on Monday, April 25. Don't miss this 8-week series of exclusive screenings with stars and filmmakers in person. Passes for the Spring 2011 Series are now on sale, both online and at the Regent Theatre box office. Visit our REEL TALK page for complete details!

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