COMING UP: April 24-May 1
Used Gear Sale at Rec Center
All are welcome to come and sell their old outdoor gear on Sat., April 25. If you wish to sell gear come to the Recreation Center at 10 a.m. You set the price and the Rec Center takes 5% of anything you sell. The sale begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day. For more information, call the Outdoor Resource Center at 4-3478 or email Britt at email@example.com.
Patterns of Individuation: Transformation Imagery in Dreams, Art and NatureThe Depth Psychology Lecture Series returns with Lynne Ehlers, a Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, who will explore Carl Jung's interpretation of the early alchemists quest to turn lead into gold as a quest for the Self and that the black, white and red the alchemists observed were transformative stages along the way. Admission is $25 admission. This event takes place Sat., April 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Cooperage. For more information, contact Laurel McCabe at 4-2130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming SFI Films
"Le Cercle Rouge" (1970) is, according to the New York Daily News, "One of the all-time exercises in cinematic cool.” Impassive faces, snap-brim hats, dangling cigarettes, sunglasses after dark, raincoats without rain, nightclub floor shows, and a prologue quote from an ersatz Indian mystic. We’re unmistakably in the milieu of Melville (Army of Shadows), here bringing together four archetypal tough guys for their appointment with destiny. The outstanding cast includes Yves Montand and Alain Delon. “A deluxe piece of heist film engineering. Melville provides a satisfying payoff for the audience, if not the characters—according to the hardboiled karma of the plot, everyone winds up philosophical or dead. A virtuoso display of the geometry of movie action, from the red circle of chalk Delon uses on a pool cue to the slashing lines he cuts in his blocky American car,” says the New Yorker. The film is shown Sun., April 26 at 4 p.m. in Warren Auditorium. It is 150 minutes long, in French with English subtitles.
"Leon, the Professional" (1994) plays on Thurs., April 30 at 7 p.m. in Darwin 103. Two years after it was first released, Luc Besson came out with this extended version of his international hit Leon (released as "The Professional"
in the U.S. in 1996). 24 minutes of footage was added to the stylish tale of a hit-man (Jean Reno) who becomes an unlikely friend to a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman) as he shoots it out with the police and a maniacal gangster, played in typically unrestrained fashion by Gary Oldman. The film is 132 minutes long.
"India Cabaret" and "So Far From India" are two early documentaries by Mira Nair (right). The are shown Fri., May 1 at 7 p.m. and Sun., May 3 at 4 p.m. in Warren Auditorium.
"India Cabaret" (1985) focuses on a group of female strippers who work in a nightclub in the suburbs of Bombay, and explores the "respectable" and "corrupt" stereotypes which typify women in contemporary Indian society. It shows us the ordinary lives the dancers lead during the day, and follows them into the dressing room where they transform themselves into "queens of the night." The film tells their story by examining their attitudes to their profession and themselves, and by relating their hopes and fears while respecting their sense of pride, independence, strength and resilience. The film is one hour long.
"So Far From India" (1982) is a documentary examining two worlds: that of an Indian subway newsstand worker in Manhattan and the traditional world of his new bride awaiting him in his ancestral home in India. The film is 52 min tues long.
Spring Dance Concert Opening Night - May 1The SSU Dance Ensemble, under the guidance of dance faculty members Nancy Lyons and Kristen Daley, offers exciting and spirited dance pieces in seven performances beginning on Fri., May 1 at 7:30 p.m. This imaginative dance event takes place in Person Theatre.
Dances are also choreographed by guest artists Scott Wells, Doug Elkins and Rebecca Wilson. Internationally acclaimed, Elkins is known for choreographing athletic and electrifying work. Wells is identified for what is known as "kamikaze dances" using contact improvisation in buoyant and vigorous partnering. Ms. Wilson is an alum of the SSU Dance Program and received her MFA in Dance at Mills College. Lyons, Daley, Wells, Wilson and Elkins will combine their talents, and utilize the skills of fine young dancers to present a program that will capture your kinesthetic curiosity.
Spring Dance Concerts take place on the following dates:
• Fri., May 1, 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night)
• Sat., May 2, 7:30 p.m.
• Tues., May 5, 7:30 p.m.
• Wed., May 6, 7:30 p.m.
• Thurs., May 7, 7:30 p.m. (Faculty and Staff Night)
• Fri., May 8, 7:30 p.m.
• Sat., May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for FANS (Faculty, Alumni, Staff) and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the Center for Performing Arts Box Office (4-2353) which is open Mon.-Fri. from noon-5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com.
Turning Away From Hate with T.J. Leyden
Associated Students Productions and Residential Life present a sharp and serious lecture featuring T.J. Leyden. "Turning Away From Hate" takes place on Wed., April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cooperage. Admission to this event is free.
T.J. Leyden's life took a wrong turn at 15 when his parents divorced and he turned to punk rock and a violent skinhead culture to vent his anger. Fifteen years later, he was one of the most successful organizers in the white supremacist movement. He even hung a Nazi flag over the crib of his newborn son. But then something happened that caused a profound, life-changing realization.
Hear the extraordinary, true-life story of one man's resurfacing from a world of hate and his hopeful crusade for all people's acceptance in the world. For more information on this and other events, call 4-2382 or visit the ASP website.