All films will be shown in the Reinsch Auditorium
Monday 3/21 Poverty on Film: Living a Sustainable Life
10:15am-12:30 City of God
This 2002 film about 2 Brazilian friends, one of whom aspires to be a professional photographer, negotiating life in 1970s in Rio’s favelas was nominated for 4 Oscars
Post-Film Discussion: Dr. Daniel Tutt, Philosophy
12:45-2:15 Poverty, Inc Film Discussion: Dr. Brian Hollar, Economics
The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, yet the results have been mixed. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore and challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?
2:30-5:00 Beasts of the Southern Wild
A 6 year old girl negotiates life in impoverished rural Louisiana as a hurricane comes her way. Actress Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated for an Oscar for her role.
Post-Film Discussion: Dr. Elizabeth Pittman, Literature
Tuesday 3/22: The Search for a Meaningful Life
10:30am-12:15pm 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (Filmmaker poses philosophical questions to the Dalai Lama in this interview)
Post-Film Discussion: Ariane Economos, Philosophy
12:30-3:30 Benjamin Button
Brad Pitt ages in reverse! An adaptation of the Fitzgerald story about an unusual man leading an epic life. Directed by David Fincher–Fight Club, Gone Girl, Seven, etc.
Come see the first film allowed to shoot in British Houses of Parliament since the 1950s! This story of women’s struggle for the vote in early 20th century Britain stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.
MU Film Fest Student Steering Committee: Amanda Bourne, Javier Cabllero, Tiffany Green, Nhu Duong, Morgan Parkin, Gabe Umar