Posts Tagged ‘Lewiston/Auburn’

FILM: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

Posted on: November 29th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.

Hosted by the Bates College Museum of Art.

LECTURE: Beau-frog: Art and Franco American Activism (1970-1980)

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Susan Pinette, Director of Franco American Programs at the University of Maine, will give a free talk about the artwork on display and Peter Archambault’s life in the Museum L-A gallery space.  The history of Franco-American communities in the seventies and eighties has not yet been written.  This talk aims to begin to fill this void by exploring drawings made by a Franco-American artist engaged in struggles to support and defend the rights of Franco-Americans.

Sponsored by Museum L-A.

     

 

 

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THEATER: American Dreams | An original play by Linda Britt

Posted on: November 11th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

“American Dreams” is an original play by Linda Britt with monologues that focus on the immigrant experience in the U.S., an experience which varies widely depending on country of origin, race, religion, age, and location. The monologues allow the actors to tell the story of each immigrant character, and focus on the aspect of their immigration story that is most meaningful to them. There are 26 monologues total; the producing company may do as few as ten or as many more as they choose.

Sponsored by Museum L-A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FILM: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.

Hosted by the Bates College Museum of Art.

 

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FILM: Immigration and Popular Culture

Posted on: November 7th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Screening of The Search for General Tso by Ian Chenney. As much an immigration history as a culinary one, this entertaining and informative documentary uses the ubiquitous Americanized Chinese dish, General Tso’s chicken, as a lens onto a larger story of migration, adaptation and innovation in American popular culture. Early on, the film poses the question, “If Chinese Americans comprise only 1% of the U.S. population, why are there Chinese restaurants in almost every city across America?” The filmmakers seek the answer in a thoughtful journey through the Chinese American experience, from the arrival of boatloads of immigrants to take part in the Gold Rush and the building of the railroads in the 19th century, all the way to the age of Panda Express.

Part of Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience. The Becoming American series is a three-month public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

Please register to attend here. Sponsored by Museum L-A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FILM: Family and Community

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Screening of My American Girls by Aaron Matthews. Described by the Los Angeles Times as “packed with uncommon honesty and humor,” this intimate cinema-verite documentary captures the contradictions of contemporary immigrant life in America, showcasing the rewards and the costs of assimilation. Filmed over the course of a year, the film follows the family of Sandra and Bautista Ortiz, hardworking immigrants living frugally in a multi-family house in Brooklyn. From the Dominican Republic, they dream of retiring there, and actively save money to build a home among their Dominican friends and family there. Their three American-born daughters have other ideas altogether.

Part of Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience. The Becoming American series is a three-month public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

Please register to attend here. Sponsored by Museum L-A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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