Mimeseis--Classics Film Series

Mimeseis--Classics Film Series

Date and Time

Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM


Lake Michigan Hall 176


All films screen at 6:15 PM in 176 Lake Michigan Hall

  • January 25 -- Chi-raq (dir. Spike Lee, 2015)

    Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world. (source: ROTTEN TOMATOES)
  • February 8 -- Cabiria (dir. Giovanni Pastrone, 1914)

    The ancient conflict between Rome and Carthage is the war-torn background for this story of an innocent young woman's capture by pirates. (source: ROTTEN TOMATOES)
  • March 15 -- Julius Caesar (dir. Gregory Doran, 2012)

    A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence. Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed stage production, Gregory Doran's film for BBC Television sets the action in post-independence Africa. With echos of the recent overthrow of dictators during the 'Arab Spring', the production explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath. (source: jacket copy)
  • March 29 -- Wonder Woman (dir. Patty Jenkins, 2017)

    An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. (source: ROTTEN TOMATOES)

This film and stage series presented by the Classics department aims to show students some of the ways in which ancient texts continue to inform modern thought through public literature and productions.

“An important component to this project is to open students’ eyes to classical influences outside of the classroom, where they dominate the landscape,” said David Crane, Assistant Professor in the Classics department.

Students are invited to attend any or all of the series showings, which includes a diverse portfolio of films, musicals and student performances.


For more information please visit: /classics/cms-contact-index.htm


Prof. David Crane < >


This event also occurs on 1/25/18, 2/8/18 and 3/15/18


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