The Office of Cultural Events at NEIU invites you to enjoy lectures and arts events on our Main Campus in 2018-19 The wide variety of programming includes the Jewel Box Series concerts, Stage Center Theatre, Art Gallery, Films, the Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Music and Dance events and productions by Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and the Ruth Page Dance Series.
June 4-29, 2018
A juried exhibition of artwork created by Illinois community college students.
Juror: Gwendolyn Zabicki
Artist, Independent Curator, and Instructor of Painting and Drawing at the Hyde Park Art Center
Marissa Arriaga, Anne Bernard-Pattis, Cody Bilmar, Nicole Bradley, Eric Bremer, Angel Buenrostro, Nick Cipra, Dallas Dell, Brian Garbrecht, Jung Jae, Bernisa Kamenjasevic, Yeng Madayag, Douglas McDowell, Suanne Rayner, Francesca Rose, Barb Sanders, Norma Santaolaya, Mary Sheehan, Stewie Christian Simons, Anastasia Sitnikova, M.A. Tailor, Cesar Alexis Torres, and Fabric da Vinci
Please join us for a closing reception with light refreshments and an awards ceremony on Friday, June 29, 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20
THE HAPPY TIME
Directed by Richard Fleischer • 1952 • 35mm from Sony Pictures Repertory
What's the French Canadian equivalent of "the birds and the bees?" Super charming, super awkward coming-of- age story from underrated CFS favorite Richard Fleischer.
Tuesday, June 26
Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1969 • 35mm from Janus Films
An avant-garde adaptation of 18th century Japanese puppet drama from the wild boys of Art Theatre Guild.
Tuesday, July 3
Directed by William Dieterle • 1932 • 35mm from Library of Congress
William Powell and Kay Francis are a match made in the jeweler's safe in this pre-Code ode to sex and suavity.
Wednesday, July 11
Directed by Hal Ashby • 1970 • 35mm from Park Circus
"Yes, In My BackYard," said the hippest landlord ever seen on screen in the directorial debut of veteran editor Ashby. Featuring Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, and one fabulous cat.
Wednesday, July 18
THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Directed by Michael Powell • 1937 • 35mm from Milestone Films
The moment when Michael Powell becomes one of filmdom's foremost directors, a Scotch romance of overwhelming beauty.
Wednesday, July 25
Directed by John Brahm • 1946 • 35mm from Warner Bros.
The most convoluted noir romance of them all, featuring a young Robert Mitchum. There will be a quiz afterwards.
Wednesday, August 1
THE WILD PARTY
Directed by Dorothy Arzner • 1929 • 35mm from Universal
The original Animal House, starring Clara Bow as lead troublemaker at Winston College for Women. A refined technical achievement for pioneering editor-turned- director Dorothy Arzner.
Tuesday, August 7
Directed by John Binder • 1985 • 35mm from Universal
The criminally underseen comedy that combines all of our obsessions (UFOs, evangelical tent revivals, Harry Dean Stanton) all in one place.
Wednesday, August 15
THE PLASTIC DOME OF NORMA JEAN
Directed by Juleen Compton • 1966 • 35mm from UCLA Film & Television Archive
Warning: another weird one! Nothing to do with the future Marilyn Monroe, but she's just about the only pop culture standby left out of this teenybopper nirvana nightmare. Come for the songs, stay for the man in the polar bear costume.
Wednesday, August 22
Directed by Alan Rudolph • 1997 • 35mm from CFS Collections
Unseen in Chicago since its initial release, Afterglow is one of Alan Rudolph's finest films, featuring an indelible and Oscar-nominated performance from Julie Christie.
Wednesday, August 29
LADY IN THE DARK
Directed by Mitchell Leisen • 1944 • 35mm from Universal
If you like singing with your psychoanalysis and Technicolor with your tumescence, this is the film for you. For everyone else, just sit back and try to make sense of Ginger Rogers's version of the Weill-Gershwin-Hart musical landmark.
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