EVENT SCHEDULE 2017-2018

 

 Cinematheque Presents,”Frances Ha”

February 27th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Noah Baumbach

Run time: 86 min

IMDb: “Frances lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Touki Bouki”

March 13th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Run time: 85 min

IMDb: “Mory, a cowherd who rides a motorcycle mounted with a cow’s skull, and Anta, a university student, have met in Dakar, Senegal’s capital. Alienated and disaffected with Senegal and Africa, they long to go to Paris and work up different con schemes to raise the money. Mory steals clothing and money from a wealthy gay man who had brought him home, and he and Anta book passage on a ship to France.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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25th Anniversary James River Film Festival Presents Der Golem w/ Guitarist Gary Lucas

March 15th, 2018 at 8pm-10:30pm

Admission: Tickets to be available soon! Tickets will available through the James River Film Festival and at the door the day of the event. Tickets are not available through The Grace Street Theater Box Office.

For more information about the James River Film Festival, please visit here.

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25th Anniversary James River Film Festival Presents Certain Women w/ Director Kelly Reichardt

March 17th, 2018 at 8pm-10:30pm

Admission: Tickets to be available soon! Tickets will available through the James River Film Festival and at the door the day of the event. Tickets are not available through The Grace Street Theater Box Office.

For more information about the James River Film Festival, please visit here.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Following”

March 20th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Run time: 69 min

IMDb: “An older man listens to Bill’s story about being a callow writer who likes to follow strangers around London, observing them. One day, a glib and self-confident man whom Bill has been following confronts him. He’s Cobb, a burglar who takes Bill under his wing and shows him how to break and enter. They burgle a woman’s flat; Bill gets intrigued with her (photographs are everywhere in her flat). He follows her and chats her up at a bar owned by her ex-boyfriend, a nasty piece of work who killed someone in her living room with a hammer. Soon Bill is volunteering to do her a favor, which involves a break-in. What does the older man know that Bill doesn’t?”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 VCU Dance Presents,

Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home

Created by VCU’s iCubed Fellow MK Abadoo

March 23rd & 24th, 2018

Doors: 7:30pm / Event: 8:00 pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets go live Friday March 2nd, 2018 at 8:00am via vcudance.showclix.com.

Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home is an immersive dance work by MK Abadoo, inspired by the prophetic envisioning of racial justice activists, Octavia Butler and Harriet Tubman. Drawing from Abadoo’s background in Contemporary, West African and Funk dance genres, the dance uses nonlinear science fiction narrative to imagine more socially just realities, guided by women of the African diaspora.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”The Wind Journeys”

March 27th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Ciro Guerra

Run time: 120 min

IMDb: “For most of his life, Ignacio Carrillo traveled the villages of northern Colombia, playing traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving the nomadic life behind. But after the traumatic death of his wife, he vows to never play the accursed accordion again, and embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its rightful owner. On the way, Ignacio is followed by Fermín, a spirited teenager determined to become his apprentice. Tired of loneliness, Ignacio accepts the young man as his pupil and together they traverse the vast Colombian terrain, discovering the musical diversity of Caribbean culture. Hardened by a life of solitude, Ignacio tries to discourage Fermín from following in his footsteps, but destiny has different plans for them.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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VCUarts Interior Design Department Presents Kevin Kling

March 29th, 2018 at 7pm-10pm

Admission:Free and open to attend 

For more information about VCUarts Interior Design, please visit here.

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The Distinguished Speaker Series in Psychology presents

Substance Use and Mental Health Among Young Adults:

Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities

March 30th, 2018 at 12pm-1:15pm

Admission: Free and open the public

There are numerous new challenges facing young adults — from increased availability of a wide array of psychoactive substances (e.g., more potent forms of marijuana, prescription drugs, energy drinks) to living in a 24/7 online world. What are the resulting health impacts on young adults? What questions need to be answered by rigorous research? And how can we ensure the evidence we generate from research has an impact on public understanding of these emerging health issues? This presentation will focus on answering these questions and generate ongoing dialogue among researchers, practitioners and educators.

A lunch of sandwiches and chips will be provided following the presentation.

Speaker bio:

Please join us in welcoming Amelia Arria, Ph.D., to Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Arria is currently the director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Her NIH-funded longitudinal prospective study of health-risk behaviors among college students has increased our understanding of mental health needs of young adults and the risk factors and consequences of substance use among college students. Currently, a main focus of her work is on the impacts of untreated mental health conditions and substance use on human capital, as measured by academic achievement, employment and health status. She is passionate about translating research findings for parents, policy makers and educational professionals. She has a leadership role in the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems, a policy initiative that brings together 14 universities in the state of Maryland to address the problem of excessive alcohol consumption and related consequences on their campuses and in their communities. She has authored more than 160 scientific peer-reviewed publications, numerous white papers and book chapters, and is the recipient of several major grant awards from foundations, and state and federal agencies. She received her training at Cornell University, the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

The event will be live streamed at the following URL: https://mssvideo.vcu.edu/psych. For viewers who require captioning, the video will be posted at the following site with captions enabled within a week or two following the event: https://psychology.vcu.edu/about/events/dss/.

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 VCU Dance Presents, “Spring Senior Project Concert”

April 19th, 20th and 21st, 2018 at 8pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets go live Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 8:00am via vcudance.showclix.com.

The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience in both performance and choreography for graduating Dance majors.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Gleaners and I”

April 24th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Agnès Varda

Run time: 82 min

IMDb: “An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country’s poor and its provident, as well as by the film’s own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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