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Past Events

  • Screening of Do Not Resist with Director Craig Atkinson

    Screening of Do Not Resist with Director Craig Atkinson

    April 17, 2017 Craig Atkinson will be present his directorial debut, Do Not Resist, a feature-length documentary on the militarization of the police and its alarming impact on American communities. Do Not Resist won the jury prize for Best Documentary Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Atkinson's other credits include Detropia (2012) and Norman […]
  • Screening of What Tomorrow Brings with Director/Producer Beth Murphy

    Screening of What Tomorrow Brings with Director/Producer Beth Murphy

    April 4, 2017
    With unprecedented access, What Tomorrow Brings goes inside the very first girls’ school in one small Afghan village. Never before had fathers there allowed their daughters to be educated. From the school’s beginnings in 2009 to its first graduation in 2015, filmmaker Beth Murphy embeds herself in this community for a most intimate look at what it really means to be a girl growing up in Afghanistan today and what it takes to change hearts and minds. A Q&A with Director/Producer Beth Murphy will follow the screening.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 7:00 p.m.
  • Conversation with George Kunhardt ‘09

    Conversation with George Kunhardt ‘09

    February 10, 2017
    Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and Wheaton alumnus George Kunhardt ’09 will discuss the art and practice of producing documentaries with a spotlight on his newest film, Becoming Warren Buffett, which will debut on HBO January 30. A screening of Becoming Warren Buffett will precede the discussion.
    Screening—Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 11:30 a.m.
    Discussion—Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 1:00 p.m.
  • The Future is Functioning in this Room

    The Future is Functioning in this Room

    October 4, 2016
    Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. She is an Emmy-nominated producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a producer on the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning show Transparent. Drucker will present a lecture surveying the evolution of her work over the past decade, beginning with post-graduate life and shifting into the alignment of art, production, and activism for the trans* community.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
  • Interactive Storytelling: A Conversation ​with Ken Levine

    Interactive Storytelling: A Conversation ​with Ken Levine

    September 21, 2016
    Ken Levine, creative director and writer of blockbuster videogames Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite, will discuss his work and the process of designing stories for games and interactive media.
    Hindle Auditorium, Science Center, 7:00 p.m.
  • Does the Media Make Self-Governance Impossible?: Reflections on Reform in the Age of Corrupted Press featuring Lawrence Lessig

    Does the Media Make Self-Governance Impossible?: Reflections on Reform in the Age of Corrupted Press featuring Lawrence Lessig

    February 23, 2016
    Professor Lessig presents a lecture linking the current structure of political media to the possibilities for self-governance. Is the business model of modern media consistent with self-governance? Do the norms of modern journalism help or hurt? Do we need to imagine a new infrastructure for democratic journalism if democracy is to be possible? Lessig’s experience as a potential reform-presidential candidate have brought him to see these issues differently.
    Hindle Auditorium, Science Center, 7:30 p.m.

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