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The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts launched its 2017-18 season, with a mix of new and returning series.

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January Number 11 ​to March number 29

Interested in Queer Art and Cinema. Take a 5 week crash course on the topic. Sessions are drop-in base, open to all Queen’s students, and come with free popcorn. Brief instruction will be provided by Robin Alex McDonald (Phd Candidate, Cultural Studies) and Dan Vena (Phd Candidate, Cultural Studies).

For more information, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/328368471014032/

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March 1 to 4

The 2018 Kingston Canadian Film Festival is right around the corner: March 1-4!

This is your chance to go out and see some of the best Canadian cinema of the past year, attend workshops, podcasts, networking events, and meet some of the 75+ special guests in attendance.  Generally, guests take part in Q&A's and are available and willing to chat with students - that's part of the reason they're at KCFF!

Some of the notable guests at KCFF this year include Alanis Obomsawin, Amanda Strong, Mina Shum, Cory Bowles, Mark Little, and many, many others.  Check out KCFF's feature film selection here: https://kingcanfilmfest.com/2018-festival/films/

Student deals: for the entire Fest, students can enter through the RUSH LINE (15 minutes before showtime, at the door, $10 cash). 


However, through the support of the Leonard Schein Foundation, we're thrilled to announce that students can attain free entry into these events:

NINTH FLOOR (director Mina Shum in attendance)

Spotlight On: AMANDA STRONG (director Amanda Strong in attendance, plus a filmmaker from the Wapikoni Mobile Collective)

OUR PEOPLE WILL BE HEALED (director Alanis Obomsawin in attendance)

BREAKING IN: STARTING A CAREER IN FILM & MEDIA (workshop/networking mixer)
This event features Mina Shum, Amanda Strong, Alanis Obomsawin, and 15 other industry guests!

For these four events, simply show up with your student card 15 minutes before showtime and claim your ticket.

To check out all of KCFF's programming, visit www.kingcanfilmfest.com and follow them on social media @kingcanfilmfest

March Number 7

Screening and Panel Discussion of 'A Woman Like That (2010)'

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts Rm. 222 (Screening Room).

Considers the life and art of one of the most accomplished female artists of the early modern period, Artemisia Gentileschi.

The creative project of the New York-based filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod, a woman like that considers the life and art of one of the most accomplished female artists of the early modern period, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1653), against the backdrop of Weissbrod’s personal story and the perspectives of women in the contemporary world. A panel of experts including Professor Gauvin Bailey, Art History and Art Conservation; Professor Susan Lord, Film and Media/Gender Studies; and Professor Cristiana Zaccagnino, Classics/Languages, Literatures and Cultures will lead a discussion about the film, followed by a reception at The Isabel.

Contact: Kate Yuksel


Cost: FREE 

March number 8 to Number 23

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Human Rights Films

March 8, 9, 22, 23, 2018

A remarkable cadre of young talented women filmmakers exhibited their films at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017. The films feature strong, thoughtful women protagonists, whether in documentaries, or as fictional characters. Where systemic gendered violence is front and centre on the public stage, these films offer a window into the work of inspiring women behind and in front of the camera. This series of films is curated by Susan Lord and Dorit Naaman, faculty members of Queen’s Department of Film and Media.

Special thanks to the Toronto International Film Festival for their inspiration.

TICKETS: http://www.queensu.ca/theisabel/performances

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

(613) 533-2424 (M-F, 12:30-4:30 PM)


The Judge

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7 PM

Directed by Erika Cohn

Palestine, USA, 82 minutes, 2017

Arabic with Subtitles

Tickets: http://www.queensu.ca/theisabel/performances

The Hunting Ground

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7 PM

Directed by Kirby Dick / Produced by Amy Ziering

USA, 1 hr 43 min, 2015

Panel Discussion at 8:45 PM

Trigger and Support Booth provided by the AMS Peer Support Centre.

Tickets: http://www.queensu.ca/theisabel/performances

An Evening of Indigenous Short Films:

Indigenous Traditional Welcome – Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Nucca (Take) Directed by Michelle Latimer

Canada, 12 minutes, 2017

Nuuca is an evocative meditation on Indigenous women’s integral connection to land and the ways in which the extractive industry’s rape of the earth is directly linked to the violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls.

Nimmikaage Directed by Michelle Latimer

Canada, 3 minutes, 2015

Nimmikaage (She Dances for People) reverses the colonial lens where it is the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women who emerge as grounded in the real world, and the European Canadians who appear curious and exotic. The film is fortified by the emotional resonance of Tanya Tagaq‘s Flight

Savage Directed by Lisa Jackson

Canada, 6 minutes, 2009

On a summer day in the 1950s, a native girl watches the countryside go by from the backseat of a car. A woman at her kitchen table sings a lullaby in her Cree language. When the girl arrives at her destination, she undergoes a transformation that will turn the woman’s gentle voice into a howl of anger and pain.

Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly ChartierDirected by Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt

Canada, 44 minutes, 2017

A riveting true story about the crimes of Shelly Chartier, a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who was sensationalized in the media as a master manipulator. This compelling story unpacks the crime and raises important questions about the Canadian justice system

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts/Marlina Si Pembunuh Dalam Empat Babak

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7 PM

Directed by Mouly Surya


95 Minutes, 2017

March Number 14

Robert Bird Talk @ The Agnes

Time: 4PM 

Cost: FREE 

March Number 29


12:15 PM - 2:00 PM @ Agnes Etherington Art Centre

An informal, in-gallery talk about John Smith and the appeal of the mezzotint in 18th-century England.

Join Andrea Morgan, curator of “He First Brought It to Perfection,” for an informal, in-gallery talk about John Smith and the appeal of the mezzotint in 18th-century England. Particular emphasis will be given to the fascinating back-and-forth between Smith and the notable portraitist, Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646–1723), as exemplified in a rare mezzotint portrait.

Contact: Kate Yuksel


Cost: FREE 

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