Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema Excitement


As another Carleton term starts off this Fall, student consensus on the brand new Weitz Center for Creativity is resoundingly positive. Few deny and most agree that the building is very cool. But don’t take my word for it! Many Weitz center events are open to the general public. Here are some things happening in the coming months at the Weitz Center Cinema.

A grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) has allowed Carleton to launch its first annual Tournées Film Festival, featuring five contemporary French films. The festival kicks off on Thursday, September 22 with Jacques Audiarde's Un Prophète (2008). Tournées Film Festival screenings begin at 7:30 pm. A full schedule can be found here.

English professor Pierre Hecker will screen weekly film adaptations in conjunction with his Shakespeare on Film course starting with Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2006 adaptation of Othello, Omkara. Full schedule: September 28, Julie Taymor’s Titus (1999); October 5, Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing (1993); October 12, Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books (1991); October 16, Hank Rogerson’s Shakespeare Behind Bars (1985); October 26, Julie Taymor’s The Tempest (2010); November 2, Trevor Nunn’s King Lear (2008); November 9, Akira Kurosawa’s Ran (1985). All Shakespeare on Film screenings will start at 7:00 pm. 

Carleton’s Student Union Movie Association (SUMO) will show, among others, DreamWorks’s adorable digital-animation film How to Train Your Dragon, summer blockbuster Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2, and Bridesmaids, starring SNL’s Kristen Wigg. Full schedule here. Showings are usually at 8:00 and 11:00 on Fridays, with 8:00 showings on Saturdays.  First come first serve to the general public 10 minutes before show time. Admission is free!

Last but not least, Carleton’s Film Society kicked off a series of foreign films this weekend with German director Wim Wenders’s Wings of Desire. The series will continue with French director Marcel Camus’s Black Orpheus, an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during the Carnaval. Full schedule here. Times here.

Carleton asks that cinema-goers leave snacks at home as part of the initiative to keep our sparkly new academic building as nice as possible for as long as possible. Hope to see you there!