The 2008/2009 Season
The Department of Theatre & Film
Announces its 2008-2009 production season
Film Faculty Screening
Film screening featuring the recent work of faculty members in the Film program.
NextFrame Film Festival (go to guide) Lab, 7:30 p.m.
This touring festival focuses on cutting edge student work from around the world.
Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath
Co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Philosophy, Law and Social Thought, University Church and Toledo Campus Ministry
This documentary follows a 20 year-old Sikh American as she sets out across the country in the aftermath of 9/11 to discover who counts as “American” in a world divided into “us” and “them.”
Coronado – by Dennis Lehane(Visit the Photo Gallery)
Director – Jeannette Turner
In his first play Lehane, known primarily for his film (Mystic River) and TV work (The Wire), has written a searing look at the lengths to which people will go for love.
October 10 – 12 and 23 - 26
Su Friedrich screening and residency
Acclaimed experimental film/video artist Su Friedrich will join us for a short residency, including two nights of screenings. Her “intensely self-revelatory, formally complex films” (New York Times) have won awards from film festivals all over the world.
November 6 & 7
Arabian Nights – by Mary Zimmerman(Visit the Photo Gallery)
Director – Irene Alby
For 1001 nights, Scheherezade delays death by telling one wondrous story after another to the king. This beautiful adaptation of the classic tale celebrates the transformational power of a vivid imagination and a good story.
Nov. 14 – 16 & 19 – 23
24 Hour Plays
Our fourth annual evening of short plays created, rehearsed and performed in a high energy, sleep deprived 24 hours.
Wong Kar-Wai film series:
Crumbs from the Table of Joy – by Lynn Nottage(Visit the Photo Gallery)
Director – Ed Lingan
In 1950s Brooklyn, widower Godfrey Crump pressures his two daughters to follow the strict teachings of his spiritual teacher: Father Divine. But when Aunt Lily pushes herself into the scene, the authority of Father Divine—and Father Crump—are put on trial.
Feb. 20 – 22 and 25 – March 1
Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood
Kurosawa’s Noh-influenced version of Macbeth re-imagines the dark tragedy in a ghost-filled feudal Japan.
Macbeth - by William Shakespeare(Visit the Photo Gallery)
Director – Cornel Gabara
Supernatural forces combine with human ambition to set in motion a chain of betrayal
and revenge in Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy.
Senior Film Student Showcases
Graduating film/video seniors present overviews of their work.
Representative student work from all levels of film/video production classes for the