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      • THE FOXY MERKINS
      • When: January 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      • Where: Michelson Theater, Department of Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
      • Summary: THE FOXY MERKINS (81 min., 2013, Dir. Madeleine Olnek)
      • MEGALOPOLIS FILM SERIES
      • When: February 9, 2015 - March 27, 2015
      • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
      • Summary: The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies’ February film series featuring TEHRAN HAS NO MORE POMEGRANATES!, CAIRO DRIVE, and ECUMENOPOLIS: City Without Limits.
      • CONTEMPORARY LATIN@ MEDIA: PRODUCTION, CIRCULATION, POLITICS
      • When: February 11, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      • Where: El Café, El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue
      • Summary: Discussion with co-editors ARLENE DAVILA (NYU) and YEIDY RIVERO (University of Michigan) with contributing authors JUAN GONZALEZ (Democracy Now), JILLIAN BAEZ (Staten Island University), and D. INES CASILLAS, (University of California, Santa Barbara)
      • MY POINT OF VIEW: Disability and Filmmaking
      • When: February 19, 2015 11:00 pm - February 20, 2015 12:30 am
      • Where: MEDIA, CULTURE, AND COMMUNICATION, 239 Greene Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY, United States, 10003
      • Summary: Filmmaker/media artist JASON DASILVA explains how his work shifted thematically after he was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-five, exploring the relationship between disability and identity through the lens of his personal perspective and art.
      • WHOSE STORY IS IT? Perspectives in/on Documentary Storytelling
      • When: March 2, 2015
      • Where: NYU ARTHUR L. CARTER JOURNALISM INSTITUTE 20 COOPER SQUARE, 7TH FLOOR COMMONS
      • Summary: Award winning filmmakers, alumni of NYU’s diverse documentary initiatives in the Program in Culture & Media and Journalism (GSAS); Film & TV and Open Arts (Tisch School of the Arts) discuss how these distinctive documentary approaches shape their work.
      • MOSQUITA Y MARI
      • When: March 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, New York, United States
      • Summary: Screening of the feature film, MOSQUITA Y MARI (2012, 85min., Dir: Aurora Guerrero) followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
      • ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival @ NYU
      • When: March 13, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      • Where: NYU Medical Center, Alumni Hall A, 550 1st Avenue, New York, NY
      • Summary: Screening/Discussion of RIDING MY WAY BACK (2014, 29 min., Dirs: Robin Fryday, Peter Rosenbaum) and ON BEAUTY (2014, 30 min., Dir: Joanna Rudnick)
      • QUICHWA FILM SHOWCASE: Indigenous Media from the Andes and Beyond
      • When: March 26, 2015 - March 28, 2015
      • Where: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Auditorium, George Gustav Heye Center, One Bowling Green, New York, NY, 10004
      • Summary: Three days of screenings/discussions on Indigenous filmmaking in Quichwa languages, including work by Ecuador’s groundbreaking filmmaker Alberto Muenala.
      • THE MUSHROOM AT THE END OF THE WORLD
      • When: April 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
      • Where: Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, New York, United States
      • Summary: LECTURE BY ANNA L TSING (Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz)
      • DINÉ SPOTLIGHT: A Showcase of Navajo Film
      • When: April 9, 2015 - April 11, 2015
      • Where: Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Auditorium, 1 Bowling Green
      • Summary: A showcase celebrating the creative vision of Navajo filmmakers. Featuring screenings and discussions with acclaimed filmmakers Sydney Freeland, Larry Blackhorse Lowe, Velma Kee Craig and Nanobah Becker.
      • MAKING TIME: Discipline and Religion in America’s Prisons
      • When: April 10, 2015 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      • Where: JUROW LECTURE HALL, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
      • Summary: A public conversation about making, rather than doing, time and the critical and often misunderstood role religion plays in geographies of confinement and discipline, as well as in the everyday practices of incarcerated people.
      • REMEMBERING YAYAYI
      • When: April 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
      • Summary: Australian Aboriginal elder Marlene Nampitjinpa Spencer reflects on a remarkable history in conversation with Fred Myers, an anthropologist she has known since she was a young girl.
      • 3RD Annual George Stoney Memorial Presentation
      • When: September 16, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: CINEMA STUDIES, MICHELSON THEATER 721 BROADWAY, 6TH FLOOR
      • Summary: Screening of HAPPY COLLABORATOR (Dir: Mike Hazard, 2015, 54 min.)
      • NOT DROWNING: FIGHTING: Pacific Islander Imaging of Climate Change
      • When: September 17, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
      • Where: Lecture Hall, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, 24 West 12th Street
      • Summary: JENNIFER NEWELL (Assistant Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History / Assistant Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School)
      • An Ordinary Election
      • When: September 18, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
      • Where: CINEMA STUDIES, MICHELSON THEATER 721 BROADWAY, 6TH FLOOR
      • Summary: Screening of AN ORDINARY ELECTION (Dir: Lalit Vachani, 2015, 125 min.)
      • Alexandrian Summer
      • When: September 20, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      • Where: Center for Jewish History, Auditorium, 15 West 16th Street
      • Summary: A celebration of the publication of Yitzhak Gormezano-Goren’s "Alexandrian Summer" in English, and premiere of Amit Goren’s "Alexandrian Summers Again and Forever".
      • Non-Sovereign Futures And French Caribbean Politics
      • When: October 1, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
      • Where: Please check back for location
      • Summary: "Non-Sovereign Futures and French Caribbean Politics" lecture by Yarimar Bonilla (Anthropology and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University) 
      • Margarita With A Straw
      • When: October 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      • Where: Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
      • Summary: Screening of Margarita With A Straw (Dirs: Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar, 2015, 100 min.)
      • The Meaning of Averroës and Maimonides
      • When: October 6, 2015 10:00 am - July 15, 2015 6:00 pm
      • Where: King Juan Carlos Screening Room, 53 Washington Square South, New York, United States
      • Summary: A post 9/11 journey through Europe and the Middle East shows how the ideas of medieval Spanish Muslim philosopher Averroës and Rabbi Moses Maimonides are used today to advance tolerance.
      • Film Arabi
      • When: October 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: HAGOP KEVORKIAN CENTER FOR NEAR EASTERN STUDIES, 50 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH, SCREENING ROOM
      • Summary: Screening of FILM ARABI (Arab Movie) (Filmmakers: Eyal Sagui Bezawe & Sara Tsifroni, 2015, 60 min.), a surprising documentary exploring the 1970s Israeli infatuation with Egyptian comedies and melodramas despite the enmity between the two countries.
      • Theory On The Ground
      • When: November 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: 20 COOPER SQUARE, 4TH FLOOR
      • Summary: The NYU Center for Religion and Media series on RELIGION AND VIOLENCE presents THEORY ON THE GROUND: Religion and spirituality, repressing and redeeming the struggles for justice. A conversation about how religion, race, gender, and sexuality intersect in the battle to resist state violence.
      • Post-Neoliberalist Technocracy In Ecuador
      • When: November 12, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
      • Where: VANDERBILT HALL, ROOM 218, 40 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH
      • Summary: "POST-NEOLIBERALIST TECHNOCRACY IN ECUADOR: Human Rights and Food Sovereignty Indicators in the Plurination" lecture by JOHANNES WALDMÜLLER (Duke University)
      • Culture/Media Lab: The Making Of “Democrats”
      • When: November 23, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Where: Department of Anthropology, 25 Waverly Place, Kriser Screening Room
      • Summary: Documentarian Camilla Nielsson, NYU Culture & Media graduate discusses her 2015 Tribeca award-winner debuting at Film Forum
      • Trembling Mountain
      • When: December 11, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Where: 25 Waverly Place, Kriser Screening Room (ground floor)
      • Summary: Filmmaker Kesang Tseten discusses and screens excerpts from his film-in-progress about the recent earthquake in Nepal and its aftermath
      • Filming Revolution
      • When: December 16, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Where: 25 Waverly Place, Kriser Screening Room, Dept. of Anthropology, ground floor
      • Summary: Filming Revolution is an interactive data-based archive about independent/documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution.
      • Un’ora sola ti vorrei (For one more hour with you)
      • When: January 27, 2016
      • Where: Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
      • Summary: Un’ora sola ti vorrei (For one more hour with you) Italian documentary filmmaker Alina Marazzi tries to piece together the life of her mother who committed suicide in 1972 when she was 7 years old. Through a patchwork of home movies, recordings and diary entries, Alina crafts a moving documentary tribute.
      • The Virgin, the Victim and the Vampire
      • When: January 29, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
      • Where: 100 Washington Square East, Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall
      • Summary: "The Virgin, the Victim and the Vampire: Research Frontiers in Media, Religion and Gender" lecture by Mia Lövheim (Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden)
      • FILLING IN THE GAPS: Archives in and of the Iranian Diaspora
      • When: February 5, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Where: NYU Abu Dhabi Building, NYC Campus, 19 Washington Square North
      • Summary: Part III of the series, Animating the Archive: A Series of Symposia on Iranian Cultural History @ NYU October 2015-March 2016
      • The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America
      • When: February 16, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
      • Where: NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway
      • Summary: Author Ann Neumann discusses her book The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America with journalist Jeff Sharlet.
      • Global South Asia: Publics and Politics
      • When: February 26, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: Institute for Public Knowledge 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
      • Summary: Global South Asia: Publics and Politics New films by Adivasi (indigenous) filmmakers from the Indian human rights collective, AKHRA.
      • Living Los Sures
      • When: March 3, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South
      • Summary: Living Los Sures This groundbreaking documentary LOS SURES (60 min., 1984, Dir: Diego Echeverria) chronicles Latino lives in pre-gentrified Williamsburg inspiring the current collaborative UnionDocs project, LIVING LOS SURES. Discussion: former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.
      • ReelAbilities Film Festival: That Which is Possible
      • When: March 11, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      • Where: Social And Cultural Analysis, Flex Space 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor
      • Summary: ReelAbilities Festival screening: That Which is Possible (83 min., 2015, Dir: Michael Gitlin). Moving portrait of a community of artists, musicians, and writers working at The Living Museum, an art-space at a state-run psychiatric facility in Queens.
      • ON THE ICE (Dir: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean)
      • When: March 23, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      • Where: Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Room 1027
      • Summary: On the Ice (Dir: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean). A Sundance favorite, the film features two Iñupiaq teens in an isolated Alaskan town bonded by a dark secret.
      • Art as Archive, Artist as Archivist
      • When: March 25, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Where: NYU Abu Dhabi, 19 Washington Square North Events Space
      • Summary: Presenters: Taraneh Hemami (visual artist, San Francisco); Azin Feizabadi (visual artist, Berlin).
      • CONVULSING BODIES: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault
      • When: September 22, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      • Where: 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
      • Summary: The conversation will be an interdisciplinary dialogue organized around Mark D. Jordan's recent book Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault (Stanford 2014). Panelists: MARK D. JORDAN (Harvard Divinity School), CAROLYN DINSHAW (English, NYU), and ANTHONY PETRO (Religion, Boston University)
      • Reel China@NYU 8th Biennial 2016
      • When: October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016
      • Where: 721 Broadway, room 648, Michelson Theater
      • Summary: New documentary work shows us a China rarely seen.
      • ONE MIND
      • When: February 3, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      • Where: 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
      • Summary: (78 min., 2014, Dir: Edward A. Burger)
      • REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
      • When: March 3, 2017 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where:
      • Summary: Presented with ReelAbilities Film Festival, March 2–8, a showcase of award-winning films by and about people with disabilities.
      • GREEN SCREENS: Environmental Ethics On and Off Screen
      • When: March 23, 2017 6:00 pm - March 25, 2017 7:00 pm
      • Where: See full schedule
      • Summary: GREEN SCREENS: Environmental Ethics On and Off Screen is a three-day media showcase March 23-25, 2017 focusing on environmental crises facing communities worldwide
      • THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET (60 min, 2016, Dirs: Sarita Siegel, Gregg Mitman)
      • When: March 27, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Where:
      • Summary: This documentary chronicles a young Liberian man, uprooted by war who returns home with rare 1926 footage of an historic land grab, an explosive reminder of the enduring struggle over land rights. Post-screening discussion with Director Gregg Mitman
      • Our Vampires, Our Selves: Immigrants, Desire, Fear
      • When: October 13, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: NYU Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center 36 E 8th St
      • Summary: Screening of "NYSFERATU | Symphony of a Century" followed by a conversation with artist Andrea Mastrovito, and NYU religious studies professors Simran Jeet Singh and Angela Zito.
      • THE PRISON IN 12 LANDSCAPES 
      • When: November 15, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Where: 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
      • Summary: A meditation on mass incarceration in the USA, when more people are imprisoned than at any other time in history, reveals the impact of the confinement industry hiding in plain sight. Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Brett Story and Angela Zito (NYU).
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