The fall F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series continues this weekend with a special two-part presentation of Paul Cronin’s A Time to Stir. The screenings will take place in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ, and are free and open to the public.
Cronin will present part one of his epic, 7½-hour immersion in the Columbia University revolt of 1968, on Saturday, Nov. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. The second part will be screened on Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 3:30 p.m., and will be followed by a discussion with Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History.
Cronin recorded conversations with 700 veterans of the Columbia University revolt and in 2018 finished editing this document of a crucial moment in American political history. A Time to Stir is an opportunity to cinematically “sit in” with the Columbia students, share the experience of those who witnessed it, and see, hear, and feel what this event was and something of what it meant.
Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.: Yu Yonggang’s The Goddess (1934), with live accompaniment by Min Xiao Fen on pipa and Rez Abassi on guitar, playing their own score.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 4:15 p.m.: Sharon Lockhart presents an artist’s talk and her newest film Rudzienko (2016, 54 minutes).
Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.: Dominic Gagnon presents Going South (2018).