Utica College announces spring film lineup


UTICA - Film@UC, a long-standing tradition in the community, will welcome vaccinated/masked individuals to the Utica College campus to once again watch interesting and hard-to-find films at no cost.

Films are shown at 7 p.m. in Macfarlane Auditorium, DePerno Hall, on the UC campus.

The film series enjoys a more than 50-year history, started by a group of students in 1964. It was formalized by former professor Scott MacDonald in 1973, and is currently coordinated by professor Jeff Miller.  The spring 2022 schedule is:

Jan. 27: “Hive” – Despite hostility in her patriarchal village, a Kosovo war widow seeks healing, solace and a means to provide for her family by pulling together the other widows in her community to launch a business selling homemade ajvar, a traditional local food.

Feb. 3: “The Velvet Queen” – An award-winning nature photographer and writer ponder humanity’s place among the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes of the Tibetan highlands as they attempt to document the notoriously elusive endangered snow leopard in this gorgeous and meditative documentary.

Feb. 10: “Becoming Animal” — An urgent and immersive documentary, inspired by radical writer and philosopher David Abram and shot in and around Grand Teton National Park, exploring our relationship with the “more than human world” in which humans, animals, and landscapes are inextricably interdependent.

Feb. 17: “Lamb” — When a ewe gives birth to a strange lamb creature, a couple struggling to cope with being childless attempt to care for it as if it were their own child in this mysterious drama set on a faraway meadow farm in Iceland.

Feb. 24: “Wolfwalkers” — The enchanting animated story of a young apprentice hunter who travels to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack only to befriend a free-spirited girl living outside the city walls who may be a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night.

March 3: “When the Storm Fades” — This genre-defying docudramedy, with a blunt political message about how foreign intervention after a catastrophe can go wrong, punctures the White Savior Complex by intertwining the real-life experiences and memories of the Pablo family who survived the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 with the fictional story of a Canadian couple of “volun-tourists” who are bent on saving them.

March 10: “Fanny: The Right to Rock” — A passionate and compelling documentary about two Filipina-American sisters from Sacramento who formed a garage band with friends in the 1960’s that became Fanny. It was the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label, yet after five critically-acclaimed albums over five years while fighting early barriers of race, gender, and sexuality in the music industry, disappeared from memory until reuniting 50 years later to record a new album.

For more information, visit: https://www.utica.edu/academic/ssm/communicationarts/film/playing.cfm


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