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  • Northfield Film Festival

    Northfield Summer Film Fest

    June 24, 2014

    The Cannon Valley Elder Collegium and Carleton College are again pleased to present the Northfield Film Festival. The first movie, Bonnie and Clyde, is on July 8. The others are The Graduate, July 15; 2001–A Space Odyssey, July 22; and Chinatown, July 29.

     All evening screenings are free and open to the public.

    If you'd like to learn more about the films, enroll in the CVEC's class!  Each movie will be followed the morning after by a seminar led by faculty experts, 9:30-11:30 AM, also at the Weitz Center. Registration for these seminars begins on June 15 by mail or at the Northfield Senior Center, and $25 covers all four movies. The first seminar will be led by Jay Beck, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Carleton.

    For registration forms and more information, visit the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium Web site

  • Carleton and Northfield Historical Society Present Inaugural Jesse James Film Festival

    June 12, 2014

      In collaboration with the Northfield Historical Society, Carleton is pleased to host screenings of the first annual Jesse James Film Festival. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public (although donations are appreciated). For more information, please contact the Historical Society.

    • Julian Pozniak '14

      Choir Concert: Something Like A Star

      May 20, 2014

      The Carleton College Choir, under the direction of faculty conductor Lawrence Burnett and student conductor Julian Pozniak, will present a program of choral favorites on the theme ‘earth and heaven.’ Entitled “Something Like A Star,” the evening will include a performance of Gloria by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The concert, held Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, is free and open to the public...

    • Born This Way poster

      Born This Way

      May 13, 2014

      More people are imprisoned each year for homosexuality in Cameroon than any other country in the world.
      With intimate access to the lives of two young gay Cameroonians, Born This Way sketches a vivid portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, glimpses of American culture and a hidden-camera courtroom drama coalesce into a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality.

      Born This Way will be screened on Thursday, May 15 at 7pm in Weitz Cinema. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

      Click here to watch the trailer.

    • Poster for Proof by David Auburn

      Proof by David Auburn

      May 9, 2014
      "Proof concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship?...
    • Soon Kai Exhibit

      Student-Curated Arts in the Weitz

      April 22, 2014
      Senior Studio Art and Chemistry double-major Soon Kai Poh curated a display of four Japanese prints to hang in the Weitz space as part of his campus work in the Carleton art collection. Soon Kai chose four prints that represent different genres, time periods, and approaches to printing within the Japanese woodblock tradition. “We have such a great collection that not very many people get the chance to see,” he said, explaining that he hoped to showcase Carleton’s sizable collection of Japanese prints in his selected works. Check out Soon Kai’s picks on the 2nd floor landing of the Weitz Center for Creativity.