Film Screenings: Milk, October, and The Crying Game

There are many excellent and FREE film screenings happening this week on campus. Don't miss out!

Two films will be screened on Tuesday night (4/9):

On Tuesday April 8th, assistant professor of politics Gwendoline Alphonso will introduce the final installment in the American Studies spring film series: Milk. This 2008 film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn depicts the story of Harvey Milk, gay rights activist and the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. The film will be shown at 7pm in the Multimedia Room in the library.

Sergei Eisenstein’s 1928 classic about the Bolshevik Revolution October: Ten Days That Shook The World will be screened in BCC 200 at 7pm (4/8). This is the last film in the spring semester Russian Film Series.

On Wednesday (4/9) at 7pm Irish Studies will present The Crying Game in the Multimedia Room in the library. This film “will mark the festival's first of the three Rea/Jordan films. ‘The Crying Game’ deals with sexual identity, national identity, and the IRA's efforts to get the British out of Northern Ireland.” The film will be introduced by Dr. Richard Epstein, professor of English. Click here to read more.