October 23, 2014 • 6:00 p.m. • Lecture Room A
Maria Full of Grace
Maria (Catalina Sandino Moreno) is only seventeen years old when an unplanned pregnancy leaves her family in dire straits. Desperate to find a job, Maria agrees to transport cocaine to New York City as a drug mule. When she arrives, with seventy bags of cocaine in her stomach, trouble finds her almost immediately. Directed by Joshua Marston. With Virgina Ariza, Yenny Paola
September 11, 2014
Prayers for Bobby: A Mothers Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son • 6:00 p.m. • Lecture Room A
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son, by Leroy F. Aarons, which is itself based on the true story of the life and legacy of Bobby Griffith, a young gay man who killed himself in 1983 due to his mother’s and community’shomophobia. The film stars Ryan Kelley as Bobby Griffith and Sigourney Weaver as his mother, Mary.
August 28, 2014
Contagion • 6:00 p.m. • Lecture Room A
The world is sent into a pandemic as a deadly virus spreads from one person to another. The germaphobe’s nightmare watches people die left and right as a team of doctors rush to find a cure for an unknown disease that spreads like wild fire. 1 hr 47 minutes
April 24, 2014
Exposed: The Race Against Tuberculosis • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. • Room: C3621
Join us to watch this four-part series of short films on the deadly global TB epidemic and the race to develop new tools to prevent it. Sponsored by the Departments of Humanities and Plastic Surgery.
March 20th 2014
Saving Face • Stay tuned Time and Location TBD
Every year hundreds of people – mostly women – are attacked with acid in Pakistan. SAVING FACE follows several of these survivors, their fight for justice, and a London-based reconstructive surgeon who has returned to his homeland of Pakistan to help them restore their faces and they lives.
January 30, 2014
BEASTS of the SOUTHERN WILD • 6:00-9:00 p.m. • Lecture Room A
Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
November 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Lecture Room A
The Waiting Room
Join us for the presentation of this award winning film and discussion with the films producer/director, Peter Nicks.
The Waiting Room is an immersive documentary film that weaves together several stories that unfold in surprising ways in the ER waiting room. It is an intimate rendering of the story of our health care system at a moment of great change told through the eyes of people stuck — sometimes for up to 14 hours — in the waiting room. The film tells the story of a remarkably diverse population – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – battling their way through the seismic shifts in the nation’s health care system, while weatheringthe storm of a national recession. It isa film about one hospital, its multifaceted community, and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together as humans.
Sponsored by the Department of Humanities and the Department of Emergency Medicine.