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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:30pm

Foreign Language Film Series: "Les Choristes" (2004)

Les Choristes is a 2004 French drama film directed by Christophe Barratier. Co-written by Barratier and Philippe Lopes-Curval (fr), it is an adaptation of the 1945 film A Cage of Nightingales (La Cage aux rossignols), which in turn was adapted by Noël-Noël and René Wheeler from a story by Wheeler and Georges Chaperot.

The plot involves the widely successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange (Jacques Perrin), who returns to France when his mother dies. He reminisces about his childhood inspirations when he and his former classmate Pépinot (Didier Flamand) read the diary of their old music teacher Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot). In 1949, a young Pierre (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) is the badly behaved son of single mother Violette (Marie Bunel). He attends the boarding institution for “difficult” boys, Fond de L'Étang (“Bottom of the Pond”), presided over by strict headmaster Mr Rachin (François Berléand). New teacher Mathieu brightens up the school and assembles a choir, leading to the discovery of Pierre's musical and physical talents and a transformation in the children.

LOCATION: McGregor 113

 


 

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:00pm

Climate Crisis Solutions Conference

Join us for the Sixth Annual Community Solutions Conference on “Climate Crisis Solutions: Curtailment and Community”

The Power of Individual Action: The world is at a difficult point, an existential one that calls for immediate action. This conference is a way of sharing our new understanding of what individuals must do to meet the issue of climate change on a personal level. Hear from people who are leading the way in personal CO2 emissions curtailment. Learn about budgeting personal energy use and emissions.

 

Keynotes: Richard Heinberg, author of The Party’s Over and 11 other books

Mario Alberto, Cuban author of The undefeatable god Sun and 5 other books

Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity

 

Conference details & registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-annual-community-solutions-conference-climate-crisis-solutions-curtailment-and-community-tickets-13050334903

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/314805695357856/#

Organization website: https://communitysolution.org

LOCATION: Vernet Ecological Center at Glen Helen & Antioch University Midwest’s auditorium

 


 

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:30pm

Foreign Language Film Series: "Nana" (2008)

Ai Yazawa's popular manga concerning two young women who couldn't be more different despite sharing the same name comes to the screen in this musical drama starring J-Pop icon Mika Nakashima and actress Aoi Miyazaki. Nana "Hachi" Komatsu (Miyazaki) has traveled with her boyfriend to Tokyo in hopes of starting a new life. Elsewhere in this neon-lit metropolis, ambitious punk rock beauty Nana Osaki (Nakashima) arrives determined to become the next big thing in the nocturnal world of rock & roll. On the surface it would seem that these two girls would have little in common, but as they share their dreams and set out in search of true happiness, the girls who couldn't be more different forge a friendship that will last a lifetime. Kentaro Otani directs a film featuring music by J-Rock megastar Hyde. Jason Buchanan, Rovi

LOCATION: McGregor 113

 


 

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 9:00pm

Reunion & Commencement Weekend

In 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the commencement address to the graduating class. Fifty years later, Antioch College will graduate its first class since reopening. A class of pioneers in their own right, just like many members of the class of 1965 and thousands of alumni in between.

SAVE THE DATE. HELP US MAKE HISTORY.

LOCATION: Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387