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New films to see this fall season

The slow period of the movie season is almost over. While the time between the summer blockbuster season and holidays can seem endless, with countless low-budget thrillers flooding theatres, higher quality films are certainly on the horizon. Although the overall number may seem fewer than last year’s deep roster, rest assured, better options await. Whether one prefers fast-paced Hollywood blockbusters or slow-burning period dramas, this season’s slate has something for everyone. With various film festivals already occurring, some of these movies have already been released. Here are a few films from three different categories to keep in mind in the upcoming months:  More ...

Edward Hopper paintings brought to life in F.I.L.M.’s screening of Shirley: Visions of Reality

Shirley: Visions of Reality places the paintings of American painter Edward Hopper in fictional episodes that are linked to American history from 1931 to 1965. Hopper is one of America’s most effective painters, yet simplest in artistic technique. Shirley offers a meditative account of time, space and memory. This is F.I.L.M.’s third screening the semester. Art Director Hannah Schimek and Director, Writer, and Producer Gustav Deutsch,were present for a discussion after the film was shown. The screening was attended by a large audience who heartily acclaimed the film.  The idea for the film first came to Deutsch when he viewed an exhibit of Hopper’s works and was struck by how the juxtaposed paintings could function as different scenes of the same narrative that is embedded in American history.  More ...

Berni Searle speaks at Wellin Museum’s Artists in Conversation Series

President David Wippman, South African artist Berni Searle and Senses of Time Curator Karen Milbourne, engaged in a conversation about issues related to cultural identity in Africa on Oct. 18. Senses of Time, the current exhibition at Wellin Museum, includes two artworks by Searle: A Matter of Time and About to Forget.  Milbourne, a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, asserted that Senses of Time demonstrates the capacity of video arts to address issues like racism, identity, decay and infrastructure in Africa.  More ...

American Chamber Players perform haunting concert in Wellin Hall

Last Saturday, Oct. 21, the American Chamber Players visited and performed at Hamilton College’s Wellin Hall. The Hamilton College concert was the final show in a three-day tour that included performances at two local elementary schools and two nursing homes. Led by violinist and NPR music commentator Miles Hoffman, the American Chamber Players have toured nationally and internationally; they are the resident ensemble of Chambers in both Washington, D.C. and Greenville, S.C. They are considered to be one of the most exciting and innovative chamber ensembles in the world; the Washington Post has praised the group, saying they are, “An extraordinarily talented group who play beautifully together…They have established standards of chamber music performance equal to any in the world.”  More ...

Hamilton’s America finally premieres on PBS, continuing the musical's legacy

As part of the Fallcoming/ Family Weekend, a preview of Hamilton’s America, a documentary that features behind-the-scenes making of the Hamilton musical leading to its unprecedented success on Broadway, was screened on Oct. 6. The entire film is now finally available on PBS having been screened for the first time on Oct. 21.  Before the screening at Hamilton College, Rand Scholet, founder and President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA Society), talked about his intensive research, which involved going through 51,000 pages, including over 34 books on Alexander Hamilton, and studying 47 other important political figures at the time in order to draw comparisons between Hamilton’s role and that of other politicians. At the end of his research, Scholet determined that Hamilton was George Washington’s “indispensable partner during 22 years more than any other Founding Father.”  More ...

Women to Watch: Powerful Female Characters on Television

TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy (2005-)  Network: ABC  Seasons: 1-13  Actress: Chandra Wilson  More ...

Pitkin returns to campus for Red Weather’s 40th Anniversary

Amidst the astonishing total of 180 events that took place during Fallcoming weekend, the Literature and Creative Writing Department hosted a poetry and fiction reading to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the campus’ literary magazine, Red Weather’s inception. The event featured readings from award-winning current student writers Pascal Dafinis ’19 and Nora Silva ’19, as well as readings and comments from Kirkland and Hamilton alumni who worked on Red Weather during their time here.  The festivities began with two moving student readings before the stage was turned over to Red Weather’s founder, Jo Pitkin K’78. Pitkin read some of her own poetry, including “The Lake House.” She expressed her gratitude in being able to celebrate the magazine which has served as a “great vehicle for students to share their creative work.”  More ...

R.A.R.E. to present Nightshift this Saturday

By midday Friday, an 18-wheel semi-trailer will leave Manhattan and cruise the final miles of I-80 towards Hamilton College. Its cargo, contained in tens of human-sized black boxes, is energetic, prehistoric stuff–some of it is even synthesized from shells, the ancient spirals of the nautilus.  If you were to ask Luke Gernet ’17, garden statue and President of Hamilton College’s R.A.R.E. (Relational Aesthetics and Related Endeavors), on his expectations for the prolix/mysteriously-named student organization this time last year, he would have laughed alongside fellow co-founder Chip Sinton ’16 at the thought of the club receiving an invoice for a delivery costing thousands of dollars. After all, the club’s original mission of “(re)creating artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and social context” was nothing more than a glib attempt at getting Student Assembly to pay for a few friends’ beer.  More ...

Pianos Extraordinaire: Fallcoming Jazz concert to be released as live album this spring

The annual Fallcoming Jazz concert, held Friday, Oct. 7, was a night that will be long remembered—and not only by those who were in attendance. In fact, this year’s concert served doubly as a performance and a recording session for an album that will be released in the spring by Arbors Records featuring the dueling pianists of the night, Dick Hyman and Rossano Sportiello. Each of these jazz legends is well known in his own right, and though Hyman is the older and better known of the two (Sportiello mentioned after the concert that, as a young pianist, he had always idolized Hyman and even referred to him as “a volcano of inspiration”), each demonstrated that he was a perfect match for the other. Together, they played some of the most inspiring jazz piano duets yet heard.  Following a cheerful introduction of the players by the Joe Williams Director of the Fillius Jazz Archive Monk Rowe, Hyman took the mic to introduce their first selection: an old Fats Waller classic called “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” After a more-or-less traditional first take, Hyman turned to the audience to explain, “Since we are doing a recording session here, as well as a concert, we’re going to do another take of that one, at a slightly different tempo… And we may be doing that sort of thing throughout the evening.”  More ...

Annual BLSU and La Vanguardia event applauds Latinx heritage and culture

The Black and Latino Student Union, in conjunction with La Vanguardia, hosted its annual student-led performance event, Café con Leche, on the evening of Friday, Sept. 30 at Cafe Opus. The BLSU is a cultural organization geared towards the empowerment of its members and seeking to spread awareness of cultural and ethnic diversity on campus. La Vanguardia forges an avenue in which to celebrate Hispanic heritage and facilitate positive cultural interactions between its members and the greater Hamilton community.  The spectacle saw students from all walks of life gather to enjoy a cultural experience in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. Just walking in, I could feel the immense sense of pride and appreciation for Hispanic culture that was shared among everyone in the audience, and not just because the mood was set with hip, rhythmic Spanish music playing in the background. It was evident from the outset that students were ready to express some of their most personal confessions and works of art in a space where they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to do so.  More ...

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