UC Film Series Presents: The Evolution of Zombies Part 1

UC Film Series Presents: The Evolution of Zombies Part 1Night of the Living DeadFriday, February 3, 2012From 6:00pm – 8:30pmMudbox on the Lower Level of the LibrarySponsored by Bender Library and University College

UC Film Series Presents: The Evolution of Zombies Part 1

Night of the Living Dead
Friday, February 3, 2012
From 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Mudbox on the Lower Level of the Library

Sponsored by Bender Library and University College

Human Rights Film Series Screening Thursday, October 20 at 5:30pm

Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness Thursday, October 20, 20115:30-8:00 PM In 2008, Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was murdered in Patchogue, New York. Marcelo’s death was the tragic culmination of a wave of anti-immigrant violence in the community. Light in the Darkness chronicles the journey of Marcelo’s family and community members as they … Continue reading “Human Rights Film Series Screening Thursday, October 20 at 5:30pm”


Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness

Thursday, October 20, 2011
5:30-8:00 PM

In 2008, Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was murdered in Patchogue, New York. Marcelo’s death was the tragic culmination of a wave of anti-immigrant violence in the community. Light in the Darkness chronicles the journey of Marcelo’s family and community members as they react to their loss, the crime and the root causes of violence. The latest in the Not in Our Town series, the film carries on the tradition of documenting how communities organize and act together to prevent and repair the problems of hate crime to create an environment of safety and respect.

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This film will be shown at the American University Katzen Arts Center with discussion to follow in the Abramson Family Recital Hall. For directions and parking, click here. This film is free and open to the public. Come early as seating is limited.

American University Critical Approach Film Series 2011

The University College Cinema class here at AU is hosting a kick-ass Film Festival this spring.They are going to be screening six awesome films – from the Media Services Collection – in this semester, some that you may have heard of and some… maybe not. But the UC Cinema class guarantees to leave you coming … Continue reading “American University Critical Approach Film Series 2011”

The University College Cinema class here at AU is hosting a kick-ass Film Festival this spring.
They are going to be screening six awesome films – from the Media Services Collection – in this semester, some that you may have heard of and some… maybe not. But the UC Cinema class guarantees to leave you coming back for more if you come to one of these screenings.
They have a couple of cool surprise guests and events headed your way as well, so check back here for updates over the next few months. You can also find them on Facebook.

These 6:00pm screenings will take place at American University Library in the MudBox, which is located on the lower level.

Friday, February 4 – Dead Snow
Friday, February 18 – ODDSAC
Friday, March 18 – Space Jam
Friday, April 1 – Good Burger
Friday, April 15 – Cool Runnings

4th Brazilian Film Week – 3 Final Screenings Tonight at E St Cinema!

Tonight at 5:00pmSMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES (É proibido fumar, 2009) Anna Muylaert. 86min. Baby is a chain-smoking guitar teacher in her forties who craves a romantic relationship. When musician Max moves into the apartment next door, she sees the possibility of turning her lonely life around. Instead, she unexpectedly finds herself involved in a … Continue reading “4th Brazilian Film Week – 3 Final Screenings Tonight at E St Cinema!”


Tonight at 5:00pm
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES (É proibido fumar, 2009) Anna Muylaert. 86min.

Baby is a chain-smoking guitar teacher in her forties who craves a romantic relationship. When musician Max moves into the apartment next door, she sees the possibility of turning her lonely life around. Instead, she unexpectedly finds herself involved in a love triangle leading to a terrible jealous rage. A bad time to give up smoking. View trailer>>


Tonight at 7:30pm
A GASTRONOMIC STORY (Estômago, 2007) Marcos Jorge. 112 min.

The world is made of those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way: he cooks. He cooks first in a bar, then in an Italian Restaurant and then in prison – how did he end up in jail? He cooks and learns how to get by in a society divided between those who eat and those who get eaten. View trailer>>


Tonight at 10:00pm
OUT OF TUNE (Os desafinados, 2009) Walter Lima Jr. 131 min.

In the 60s, during the golden years of Bossa Nova, a group of musicians and composers form the band “Out of Tune”. They launch themselves into an independent trip to the US, where they eventually find love, reach a broad audience and achieve success in the record market. View trailer>>

All of the above screenings are at the E Street Cinema located at 555 11th St NW. The entrance is on E St between 10th and 11th St NW.

Thursday at 5:30pm in Katzen – Human Rights Film Series Continues

Films will be screened on Thursdays between September 23 and October 28 from 5:30pm — 8:00pm at the American University Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall. Each screening will feature special guests and will be followed by an in-depth discussions of the films and the issues they approach.Watch the trailer>> The Speakers:REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN, … Continue reading “Thursday at 5:30pm in Katzen – Human Rights Film Series Continues”

Films will be screened on Thursdays between September 23 and October 28 from 5:30pm — 8:00pm at the American University Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall. Each screening will feature special guests and will be followed by an in-depth discussions of the films and the issues they approach.

Watch the trailer>>

The Speakers:
REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN, Director / Producer, War Don Don
Rebecca Richman Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker and a law school graduate with experience in international human rights and criminal defense. She interned as an investigator at the Bronx Defenders and continued to do investigative work at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Read more here.

JUAN MÉNDEZ, Visiting Professor of Law at American University

Juan E. Méndez is a Visiting Professor of Law at American University and an advisor on crime prevention to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court. He is also Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. Until May 2009 he was the President of the International Center for Transnational Justice (ICTJ)… Read more here.

2010 Environmental Film Series – Tonight at 7pm in Wechsler Theater!

AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and Filmmakers for Conservation present The 6th Annual Fall Film Series Fall 2010 hosted by Chris Palmer and Justine Schmidt. The event is in the Wechsler Theater at 7 pm on Tuesdays, 3rd Floor, Mary Graydon Center, American University. It is open to public and no reservations are needed. For … Continue reading “2010 Environmental Film Series – Tonight at 7pm in Wechsler Theater!”

AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and Filmmakers for Conservation present The 6th Annual Fall Film Series Fall 2010 hosted by Chris Palmer and Justine Schmidt.

The event is in the Wechsler Theater at 7 pm on Tuesdays, 3rd Floor, Mary Graydon Center, American University. It is open to public and no reservations are needed.

For more information, please contact Chris Palmer at 202-885-3408 or Justine Schmidt at 202-413-4490, or visit the SOC’s 2010 Environmental Film Series page.

Today’s Topic:

Opportunities in Online Video– Oct. 5th

Lecture and clips by Filmmaker Vanessa Serrao
Internet video can be a powerful tool for filmmakers, providing a means to reach a large and diverse audience. But in many ways, producing and distributing online video is still a big experiment. What style and aesthetics work online? How are web viewers different than television viewers? How can you make your videos stand out from the ones of cats cuddling with chickens? Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Serrao will draw on her experiences as a new media producer for Discovery Channel and as the founder of NatureBreak.org, the online wildlife video series and social network for nature lovers, to discuss how filmmakers can make a successful online video.

11th Annual Human Rights Film Series in Underway!

The School of Communication’s Center for Social Media is co-presenting the 11th Annual Human Rights Film Series along with the AU Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Films will be screened on Thursdays between September 23 and October 28 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the American University Katzen Arts Center, … Continue reading “11th Annual Human Rights Film Series in Underway!”


The School of Communication’s Center for Social Media is co-presenting the 11th Annual Human Rights Film Series along with the AU Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Films will be screened on Thursdays between September 23 and October 28 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the American University Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall. Each screening will feature special guests and will be followed by an in-depth discussions of the films and the issues they approach.