Film of the week: “Years and years”, by Simon Cellan Jones and Lisa Mulcahy

As we will very soon start a new decade, it may be time to have a look at the coming challenges.

“Years and Years follows the Lyons, a busy Manchester family. Daniel’s getting married to Ralph. Stephen and Celeste worry about their kids. Rosie’s chasing a new fella. Edith hasn’t been home for years. All presided over by Gran, the imperial Muriel. But when their lives all converge on one crucial night in 2019, the story accelerates into the future, following the lives and loves of the Lyons over the next 15 years.

And what a world! Everything we fear, and everything we hope for, happening around this tight-knit family. Society gets hotter, faster, madder, with the turmoil of politics, technology and distant wars affecting the Lyons in their day-to-day lives. Set against this, the Lyons have to navigate their everyday hopes and fears, knowing that one ordinary family could never change the world. Or could they?”

Season 1, 6 episodes of 59 mns, 2019
Call number: 942 YEA HEIDVD 3656

Film of the week: “The Lives of Others”, by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

“The horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don’t always think loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more…”

132 mns, 2007
Call number: 943 LIV

Cinéma, enseignement et bibliothèque : entretien croisé avec deux professeurs

La Bibliothèque encourage et soutient les professeurs, les chercheurs et les étudiants qui utilisent le cinéma dans leur travail, en tant qu’objet d’analyse ou simple médium. Elle leur met à disposition une collection riche de plus de 3500 DVD, des outils de diffusion et de partage comme le site communautaire VIMEO et les invite à effectuer des propositions d’achat. Riccardo Bocco, professeur d’anthropologie et sociologie, ainsi que Davide Rodogno, professeur d’histoire internationale, témoignent.

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Film de la semaine : « BlacKkKlansman : j’ai infiltré le Ku Klux Klan » de Spike Lee

“This is America”                                

En 1978, Ron Stallworth est le premier Afro-Américain à intégrer la police de Colorado Springs. Suite à une petite annonce, il contacte le Ku Klux Klan en se faisant passer pour un blanc convaincu. Son intention : infiltrer l’organisation.

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International Women’s Day: a Look Through our Collections

Today only, visit a micro-exhibition in Bubble 5 (at the bottom of the main Library ramp) about our documents on women and gender. Here’s a short description of their importance in our collection.

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