Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

D.C. band Soulside in Poland during 1989

Friday, November 16th, 2007

For anyone who is interested, I found some footage of one of my favorite punk bands from D.C., Soulside. According to the clip, they were the first U.S. band to ever play in three different cities in Poland. This was all filmed before the fall of Communism. Enjoy!

Closely Watched Trains – Thumbs Up

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Closely Watched Trains, Directed by Jirí Menzel (1966)

Closely Watched Trains traces the young life of green train dispatcher Milos Hrma in the barely twenty year old Czechoslovakian state during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Looked at through the lens of World War I and its aftermath (the theme of this week’s readings), Closely Watched Trains portrays the Czechoslovakian state as torn between the familiarity and relative security of the Hapsburg Monarchy and the emergent predatory nationalism of countries like the German Reich.


Save the Date!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

On October 30, from 6:30-9:00 pm in the JC Cinema, the Albanian filmmaker and novelist Elvira Dones will screen and then discuss her recent documentary Sworn Virgins. This is a unique opportunity to meet a filmmaker and hear her discuss her work. More details will follow–but for now, be sure to save the date in your calendar.