10/22/08 – Los Muertos @ Sarratt Cinema -FREE
Also on Wednesday night, Professor Jason Borge presents Los Muertos at 7pm in Sarratt Cinema. The screening is free and open to the public.
(2004) Argentina. Director: Lisandro Alonso. Not rated. Through a clearing in the dense jungle, we see the dead bodies of two young people. Twenty years later, an old man named Vargas is released from prison. He heads downriver to find his daughter and slowly allows the jungle to reclaim him along the way. This gorgeously-shot film explores the boundaries between nature and civilization and the violence that lurks in both. Winner of the International Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival. In Spanish and Guarani with English subtitles. 82 minutes. Financial support provided by Mimi and Scott Manzler.
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10/22/08 – The Order of Myths @ Belcourt -Free
On Wednesday night, October 22, at 7:30pm at the Belcourt Theatre, Associate Provost Lou Outlaw and film director Margaret Brown will participate in a post-screening conversation about her film The Order of Myths. The office of the Dean of Students will purchase tickets for students who register at https://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/form/b68JjO and remain for the post-screening discussion.
“As winter turns to spring, Mobile, Alabama, buzzes and flutters with the floats, parades, masquerade balls, and secret mystic societies of Mardi Gras. The oldest Mardi Gras celebration in America, this time-honored ritual has always been racially segregated. Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city’s two carnivals to explore the complex contours of this hallowed tradition and the elusive forces that keep it organized along color lines.
“Taking a wonderfully restrained, observational approach that allows viewers to draw their own conclusions, Brown unveils the vibrant pageantry under way as ornate masks are donned, luminous gowns fitted, bejeweled trains painstakingly stitched, and the king and queen of each royal court trotted out at public appearances, parties, and coronations–within their distinct black and white realms, that is. Playfulness, reverence, and camaraderie suffuse the spectacles, generating genuine mirth and dignity in each community. Yet stories of a lynching as recent as 1981, and of the white Mardi Gras queen’s slave-trading ancestors, as well as subtle interracial social codes, cast a shadow on the proud Mobile heritage the white residents invoke. Do the recent formation of a racially integrated secret society and the attendance by this past year’s black Mardi Gras monarchs at the white folks’ ball augur cracks in a mysteriously enduring social order?” © Sundance Film Festival.
Americana Folk Festival
|November 1, 2008|
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November 1, 2008
Montgomery Bell State Park
9AM-11PM (music from 10AM-11PM)
Team Green will lead a mid morning hike at 11AM and an afternoon mountain bike ride at 1PM. Be the first to try Yazoo’s new Organic Beer! Team Green participants get 50% off the ticket price if they order online and $10 off at the door.
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Nashville Wine-Eat, Drink, & Make Dreams Real
|November 13, 2008|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Nov 13, 2008
Place: Andrews Cadillac, One Cadillac Drive, Brentwood TN, 37207
Celebrate the Rotary Club of Brentwood’s 35th anniversary by attending this premiere event that benefits the Brentwood Rotary Charitable Foundation. Event includes fine Italian wines poured by Sapphire Brands, delicious appetizers, coffee bar provided by Starbucks, silent auction, and an antique car showcase — Hosted by Andrews Cadillac in Maryland Farms.
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10/22/08 -Wine Tasting to Benefit Nashville Children’s Alliance
Oct 22 from 6-8PM
Rumours 12 South
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