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In God We Trust? The Politicization of Religion in American Politics
Eckerd Political Science Professor Tony Brunello
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Fox Hall
America has been described as the most religious country among the industrialized Western democracies and, as the English writer G.K. Chesterton suggested, is “a nation with the soul of a church.” Still, something happened in the second half of the 20th century that transformed American politics, challenging the principles of separation of church and state, beyond even Chesterton’s understandings. In the 21st century, religion and religious speech have become politicized.
4th Annual ASPEC Literary Symposium: Whodunit?
Saturday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m., Lewis House
Best-selling mystery novelist Lisa Unger headlines the Academy of Senior Professionals 4th Annual Literary Symposium. Unger will give a talk, answer questions and sign books at 1:30 p.m. The symposium also includes talks on the history of mysteries and about authors Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.
Carol Lee, Wall Street Journal
Monday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Miller Auditorium
Carol Lee, White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and frequent commentator on MSNBC, will discuss the shifting landscape of journalism, presidential politics and Barack Obama’s historic presidency. Before her talk, she will present the “Eckerd College Journeys in Journalism Prizes” to students from Melrose Elementary, John’s Hopkins Middle School and Lakewood High School.
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by Cynthia Totten
Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 11-13, 8 p.m., Saturday Nov. 14, 2 p.m., Bininger Theater
Moonlit woods, mysterious enchantments, a night-world of magic and shadows—
Shakespeare’s romantic comedy about star-crossed lovers, spellbinding fairies and homespun
rustics is reimagined with 50s doo-wop, swing and Latin dancing. A play for dreamers of all
ages. $10, public; $5, Eckerd community; $1, Eckerd students with ID
The Mask You Live In
Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. (English, 97 m, 2015)
Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Miller Auditorium
From the makers of Miss Representation, this documentary follows boys and
young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow
definition of masculinity. Part of the Gender Justice Film Series.
Friday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Miller Auditorium
Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane (Marathi, Gujarati, English and Hindi,116m, 2015)
When a sewer worker’s body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai, an aging folk
singer is brought to court and tried, accused of having incited his apparent suicide with a song
he had written. This provocative look at modern India has won several jury prizes at major
international film festivals. Part of the International Cinema Series.
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Directed by Peter Greenaway (English and Spanish with subtitles, 105m, 2015)
Friday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Miller Auditorium
Following the release of his revolutionary Soviet film Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein was
celebrated around the world and invited to the United States. Rejected by Hollywood and
maligned by conservative Americans, he traveled to Mexico to explore a film privately funded by
American pro-Communists. Peter Greenaway’s latest film is an imaginative take on a pivotal
experience in the life and career of one of the most influential of Russian filmmakers. Part of the International Cinema Series.
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien (Mandarin with English subtitles, 105m,2015)
Friday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Miller Auditorium
When an assassin fails to kill one of her targets, she is punished by being ordered to kill the man she was once betrothed to. Several years in the making, the film played at the 2015 Cannes Film
Festival, where Hou was awarded best director. Justin Chang of Variety wrote: “Shot
for shot, it’s perhaps the most ravishingly beautiful film Hou has ever made, and certainly one of
his most deeply transporting.” Part of the International Cinema Series.
Community Band Fall Concert
Monday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Fox Hall
Small instrumental ensembles will be joined by the Eckerd Community
Band to perform a wide variety of American music from different
Eckerd College Fall Chamber Orchestra Concert
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Roberts Music Center
Eckerd student string players join with faculty and guest performers to play music
reflecting the community’s intersecting identities.
Met Opera Live in HD: Lulu
Saturday, Nov 21, 12:30 p.m., Miller Auditorium
A new production from acclaimed director William Kentridge applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. The masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast,including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.