Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Location: MUSC Basic Science Building, Room 100, 173 Ashley Avenue
Admission: $3.00 for members and students under 25, $5.00 for general public.
This will be our last Ciné-Club film presentation until September!
This Friday evening we will see a 2013 Cannes Film Festival Selection, 2 AUTOMNES, 3 HIVERS (2 Autumns, 3 Winters) 2013, written and directed by up-and-coming Sébastien Betbeder.
Sébastien Betbeder was born in 1975 in Pau in the South West of France and attended the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux. He has been making shorts since 1999, this is his second feature, Nights With Theodore (2012) which won the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, was his first.
Sébastien Betbeder is part of this new generation of French filmmakers recognized by Les Cahiers du Cinéma who think French cinema has become very academic, using conventional structures and very very expensive. They felt it was time to invent.
Betbeder chose 21st century 30-something characters because he felt people love differently in 2013, they think differently about death, they are less and less neglectful and careless, they worry more. He thinks that in the contemporary world there is a pre-disposition to accidents and he wanted to show characters with the optimism of youth but facing difficult situations.
With a light budget of $400,000 he filmed over one year from Bordeaux to the Auvergne region and Paris.
The Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies presents
Gary Lee Kraut, “American Memories in France:Exploring Normandy and other American War Sites in France”
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7 pm in the College of Charleston’s Wells Fargo Auditorium, Beatty Center, 5 Liberty Street
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Charleston http://www.a-f-charleston.com
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landing and the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, Gary Lee Kraut’s insightful illustrated lecture examines the war sites in France and why visiting them is pertinent to Americans of all ages, though they live far removed from the old battlefields of Europe. He will explain how war tourism can be a uniquely personal form of travel and will speak of some of the fascinating people he’s met during his work as a travel writer and traveling lecturer, including WWII vets and their children and grandchildren.
Travel writer and journalist Gary Lee Kraut has lived in Paris for 25 years. Author of five guidebooks to Paris and France and of hundreds of articles about travel and culture, he is the editor of the online travel and culture magazine France Revisited, www.francerevisited.com.
Date: May 30, 2013
Location: Physician’s Auditorium, College of Charleston
Event info: free and open to the public. They will be giving a free concert entitled, “Dance the Seasons Round: A Celebration of Traditional English Dance and Song,” which will trace through the performance the 500 years of the England’s oldest surviving dance tradition. The will also be performing at the opening of the exhibition “England, the English, and English Culture in North America” on May 28 @ 6pm at the Addlestone Library as well as in the Piccolo Spoleto Arts festival.
Date: May 28, 2013
Location: 3rd Floor Addlestone Library (corner of Calhoun and Coming streets)
The exhibition runs to June 10 but will be available permanently through the Lowcountry Digitial Library. The opening will feature a performance by the Hexham Morris troupe, a group of 32 folk dancers and musicians from the Northeast of England.
The forces of His Majesty’s Government left Charleston in 1782 at the end of the American Revolution, never to return. Yet, the city retained a lot of its English character and culture including, among many other things, its King and Queen Streets. It also retained the oldest St. George’s Society in North America (founded in 1733) which is still active today. In light of its continued Anglo affinities, the Locating the Hidden Diaspora Project at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in conjunction with the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World at the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Historical Society, and the Charleston Library Society, have organized a number of English cultural events to coincide with the 2013 Spoleto fortnight (or in American English two weeks!).
For more information please see the English Diaspora Facebook page, English Diaspora, Hexham Morris, and Events and Programs at the Charleston Library Society. Or contact David Gleeson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or @englishdiaspora on twitter If you plan to come to the exhibition opening please rsvp to David Gleeson by email or twitter @dgleesonhistory
Date: May 28th, 2013
Location: Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC
Ticket info: please visit Piccolo Spoleto for tickets
History professor will attend Fulbright seminar in Germany
For some, spending the summer in Germany might create visions of beer gardens and hiking, but for College of Charleston history professor Richard Bodek, it means a highly regarded opportunity to think and meet with colleagues and live life as a Berliner. On June 10-19, Bodek will attend a Fulbright Scholar Program German Studies Seminar in Berlin with the goal of examining many issues relating to the city’s contemporary challenges in light of history.