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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco comes to OCU April 1, 2015.
4/1/2015 10:00:00 AM-4/1/2015 8:00:00 PM
The OCU Film Institute begins its 33rd year September 28, 2014; the fall book discussion series "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma" begins the "Oklahoma Private Investigations" series on September 9, 2014; and the 17th Annual Spring Documentary Film Series begins on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Check this site regularly to find details on these and other programs. For more info: www.okcu.edu/film-lit/
For more info: www.okcu.edu/film-lit/

 

Oklahoma City University
Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature

Spring 1999

Sundays, 2:00 PM, Walker Center 151

4/11/1999, Weapons of the Spirit, Pierre Sauvage, (1989), 92

During World War II in and around one village in Nazi-occupied France 5,000 Jews were sheltered by 5,000 Christians. Sauvage, born and protected in Le Chambon, returns there to tell the story. “If you wish to learn what more men and women could have done to save Jews, watch Sauvage’s poignant documentary. It is superb!” Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize “An absolutely extraordinary story. In a hundred years, it is likely to be timely still.” Tom Shales, Washington Post “Incredible—as compelling and exciting as fiction. A film that will be around for a long time.” Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times. “An inquiry into the nature of goodness and a personal odyssey. Moving and provocative. Enormously uplifting.” David Ansen, Newsweek

4/18/1999, 4 Little Girls, Spike Lee, (1997), 102

In 1963 in Birmingham, a single explosion rocked a community and awakened a nation. Spike Lee’s film recounts the people and events leading up to one of the most despicable hate crimes during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the bombing of the 16th Street Church in Alabama. In that attack, four little African-American girls lost their lives and a nation was simultaneously revolted, angered and galvanized to push the fight for equality and justice. “The specific brilliance of this hauntingly photographed and permanently valuable account is the way it humanizes four young people who would be approaching 50 today.” USA Today “An immensely dignified and moving reassessment of a terrorist crime, 4 Little Girls is most remarkable in making the girls unforgettable and eliciting the long-buried emotions of those who loved them.” Janet Maslin, New York Times “With its meditative quality and focus on parental and community loss, it is a testament to the strength of the communities that engaged in the civil-rights struggle.” Memphis Flyer “An historical account of events that still have significant relevance today, and a gripping drama of human loss, tragedy, and redemption.” The Austin Chronicle

5/2/1999, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, Freida Lee Mock, (1994), 105

The Academy Award winning portrait of the Chinese-American artist, architect and sculptor who, at 20 years of age, designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington and later the Civil Rights Monument in Montgomery, Alabama. “This splendid film teaches how one person can make a difference.” Children’s Defense Fund “It brought tears to my eyes. I can’t wait to show it to my daughters. Maya Lin will be a role model for them. She is a great artist and the film captures her talent and her courage.” Gene Siskel “It begins stunningly as it recounts the controversy over Lin’s superb Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.” David Ansen, Newsweek

For information call Dr. Harbour Winn at (405) 521-5472

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