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"42" Film

7 p.m. Feb. 5, 2014
SSB Auditorium

In 1946, Jackie Robinson is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism lying down. Branch Rickey is a Major League team executive with a bold idea. To that end, Rickey recruits Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Major League player. As both anticipate, this proves a major challenge for Robinson and his family as they endure unrelenting racist hostility on and off the field, from player and fan alike. As Jackie struggles against his nature to endure such abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it.

More information on IMDB.com

Contact Information:

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@gmail.com
636-922-8544

"Winter's Bone" Film

6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

A girl of 17 must act as the homemaker for her younger brother and sister. This is in the backlands of the Ozarks. Her mother sits useless all day, mentally absent. Her father, who was jailed for cooking meth, is missing. She tries to raise the kids and feed them, scraping along on welfare and the kindness of neighbors. The children, like all children who are not beaten, are cheerful and energetic, and love to play. They have not learned they are disadvantaged. This unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Film is rated R.

Contact Information:

Virginia Guneyli
vguneyli@stchas.edu
636-922-8617

Daniel Woodrell, Guest Speaker

7 p.m. Feb. 20, 2014
SSB Auditorium

We are pleased to welcome famed novelist and former St. Charles resident Daniel Woodrell as a guest speaker. Woodrell's most acclaimed work, Winter's Bone, was adapted for film in 2010 and won the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize that same year, as well as four Oscar nominations. Esquire magazine dubbed him one of the "geniuses who give us hope."

Contact Information:

Virginia Guneyli
vguneyli@stchas.edu
636-922-8617

"Off White Lies" Film

7 p.m. Feb. 26, 2014
SSB Auditorium

"Off White Lies" is the story of a father and his daughter during the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon. The film is hosted by Vi Rajagopalan, SCC associate professor of psychology.

Contact Information:

Vi Rajagopalan
vrajagopalan@stchas.edu
636-922-8624

Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant Communities

11:30 a.m. Feb. 27, 2014
SSB Auditorium

This presentation will cover the issue of intimate partner violence and specifically the barriers and needs of immigrant victims. Discussion will include the basics of intimate partner violence as well as the similarities and differences for the immigrant community. We will discuss not only the barriers in accessing services, but legal and cultural barriers that victims face as well.

Contact Information:

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

Desire and Disdain: Egyptian Belly Dance in Social and Historical Context

2 p.m. Feb. 27, 2014
SSB Auditorium

The dance form known in the West as "belly dance" occupies an ambiguous, even contradictory, position in the Egyptian consciousness. While the dance is widely beloved (and participated in) by ordinary Egyptians at festive occasions like weddings, professional practitioners of the art are generally stigmatized in mainstream society and viewed as "fallen women." This lecture traces the history of the dance from the eighteenth century to the present and explores the complex role of belly dance and its professional practitioners in Egyptian society.

Contact Information:

Monica Hall-Woods
mhall-woods@stchas.edu
636-922-8634

"Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" Film

7 p.m. Feb. 27, 2014
SSB Auditorium

In our post-9/11 world, a greater understanding across cultures is more important than ever before, yet the purpose of this program is not simply to provide political or historical context. Rather, it is to explore and celebrate the great richness of Islamic art and architecture throughout the world to peer into extraordinary palaces and mosques, decorated with exquisite gardens, ceramics and paintings, to watch the play of light and space, and to sense the sheen of delicate textiles, of gold and silver work, and of rock crystal and precious gems. (Shown as part of the Muslim Journeys grant from the NEH). Hosted by Metra Mitchell.

Contact Information:

Metra Mitchell
mmitchell@stchas.edu
636-922-8556