The Human Rights Program Annual Film Series
The Human Rights Program’s annual film series will include a retrospective of Kartemquin Films’ documentaries as well as a master class on documentary filmmaking by Chicago alumni Jerry Blumenthal and Gordon Quinn. Best known for Hoop Dreams (1994), Kartemquin has been making documentary films that deal with social problems for over 30 years. “Truth in Motion: A Retrospective of Kartemquin Films” will focus on a different theme for each week’s showings. The series will kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 with a screening of excerpts from four Kartemquin films that focus thematically on “violence and power.” These will include the 1969 Hum 255 about a group of protesting students that occupied the University’s Administration building in 1968. The series also will offer a filmmaking class on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the University’s Film Studies Center. To register for the class, interested students may contact the Human Rights Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or register online at http://humanrights.uchicago.edu/kt.
University Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Concert
The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra commences its 2005-2006 season with “Double, double, toil and trouble” in two performances in Mandel Hall. The ensemble’s popular Halloween celebration, presented by a fully costumed orchestra, will include performances of Verdi’s interpretations of Macbeth, the sinister “Sensemayá” by Revueltas, and the famous score from Harry Potter by John Williams. Barbara Schubert leads the Symphony, joined for the occasion by the University Chorus and the Hyde Park School of Ballet. Audience members are invited to embody the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve by coming in costume. Donations requested at the door. $8 adults; $5 students and children.
Division of the Humanities
Featuring more than 30 tours, seminars and readings by distinguished faculty from across the Humanities spectrum, the 26th annual Humanities Open House will offer members of the University and community an opportunity to investigate the various achievements of the human mind. The free, daylong event is an occasion for visitors to spend the day on the University campus and learn from many of its scholars. The event’s keynote address, given by Norma Field, the Robert S. Ingersol Professor of Japanese Studies in East Asian Languages & Civilization, will be “How Long do We Need to Remember? Reflections on the 60th Anniversary of the Bomb and the End of the Asia-Pacific War.” Delivered on the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Field will examine the scars of Japan’s involvement in World War II and the wounds still open decades later.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Considered a Halloween tradition, a screening of a classic scary movie from the era of silent films will be shown in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel with live organ accompaniment. This year’s film, the 1920 classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, will include Jay Warren on the Organ. John S. Robertson directs and John Barrymore stars in this tale of the thin line between good and evil. Tickets are $10; $8 for seniors and students.