Upcoming Events

Human Rights Movie and Pizza Nights - Co-sponsored by Religious Studies

The Visitor

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

When professor Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) travels to New York for a lecture, he's stunned to find illegal immigrants Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira) living in his apartment. It comes out that it was rented to them by a swindler, and Vale feels sufficiently sorry for them that he invites them to stay. They get on well until Tarek is accused of jumping a subway turnstile and lands in a detention center. He risks being deported, and Vale does everything he can to prevent it.

LIB 100/201 Approved

The Kite Runner

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

Afghani immigrant Amir is summoned from his California home to Pakistan by Rahim Khan, an old, dying friend of his father. As a boy in Afghanistan, wealthy Amir was best friends with servant's son Hassan, but when Hassan was brutally assaulted by a local bully, Amir was too scared to save him, and has been tormented by guilt ever since.

LIB 100/201 Approved

Gattaca

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered "valid." He assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent's plans.

LIB 100/201 Approved



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