Film Screening: Art & Copy, Tuesday, 4/26, 4-5:30pm

Tuesday, 4/26, 4-5:30pm

In April we are hosting a series of film screenings and discussions, concomitant with college-wide events.
  • Art and Copy, Tuesday, 4/26, 4-5:30pm
  • Directed by Doug Pray, Art & Copy: Inside Advertising's Creative Revolution explores the most successful and influential advertising campaigns of the 20th century, introduces the innovative minds that launched them, and potently demonstrates that creativity can solve anything. In this film you'll meet inspiring cultural visionaries -- Lee Clow, Mary Wells, Jeff Goodby, Dan Wieden, Rich Silverstein, among others who revolutionized advertising in the 1960s and carried their message beyond. Art & Copy has received several awards, including Official Selection 2009 Sundance Film Festival; Official Selection Hot Dogs, Toronto 2009; and Winner, Best Director, Documentary, Atlanta Film Festival. This film screening is part of the month's venue on creativity, featuring events and offerings in support of the Department of Arts and Humanities Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th. Where: 306 Russell
  • Vanishing of the Bees, Monday, 4/18, 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Little Bee. Big Story. "Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees. Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery." -- Film Synopsis, Vanishing of the Bees This event is co-sponsored by TC Go Green, TC Student Senate, and Gottesman Libraries as part of Earth Week. Where: 306 Russell
  • The Economics of Happiness, Tuesday, 4/19, 11:30am-1:30pm
  • "The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance -- and, far from the old institutions of power, they're starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm -- an economics of localization. The film shows how globalization breeds cultural self-rejection, competition and divisiveness; how it structurally promotes the growth of slums and urban sprawl; how it is decimating democracy. We learn about the obscene waste that results from trade for the sake of trade: apples sent from the UK to South Africa to be washed and waxed, then shipped back to British supermarkets; tuna caught off the coast of America, flown to Japan to be processed, then flown back to the US. We hear about the suicides of Indian farmers; about the demise of land-based cultures in every corner of the world." --Film Synopsis, The Economics of Happiness This event is co-sponsored by TC Go Green, TC Student Senate, and Gottesman Libraries as part of Earth Week. Where: 306 Russell
  • Fresh, Wednesday, 4/20, 11:30am-1:30pm "FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur's 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy." --Film Synopsis, Fresh This event is co-sponsored by TC Go Green, TC Student Senate, and Gottesman Libraries as part of Earth Week. Where: 306 Russell

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