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There are many dynamic artists in the world of film and television, and BabsonARTS strives to showcase a representative array of fresh creative voices. Award-winning documentaries, classics from the silver screen, and the works of daring international filmmakers are all screened and discussed.​​​​

The Wind Rises

In Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s final film, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers, creating beautiful machines that are put to deadly use. Film critic David Ehrlich called the film “Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made . . . a devastatingly honest lament for the corruption of beauty.” Learn more »​​​​​​​​​​

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • Underwater Dreams
    Underwater Dreams Full Details [X]
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Film screening and post-show conversation
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 8 P.M.
    Carling-Sorenson Theater 

    Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and defeated engineering powerhouse MIT.

    Two energetic high school science teachers, on a whim, decided to enter their school, where most of the students live in poverty, into a sophisticated underwater robotics competition sponsored by NASA and the Office of Naval
    Research. Only four students signed up for the competition, but once assembled, with enthusiasm and verve and little money, they built a robot from parts they acquired at Home Depot and headed for Massachusetts in a beat-up van.

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  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Film

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Basetrack Live
    Basetrack Live Full Details [X]
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    A multimedia event
    FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 8 P.M.
    Carling-Sorenson Theater $

    In 2010, a group of photojournalists in southern Afghanistan started a revolutionary online project called Basetrack. Connecting battalion members with their families and others around the globe, the web platform became an indispensable tool of citizen journalism, documenting a range of perspectives on the emotional tolls of war.

    Inspired by this groundbreaking project, Basetrack Live—developed by Edward Bilous and directed by Seth Bockley—makes its way to the stage, using videos and interviews to tell the story of one group of Marines and
    their families before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan. 

    Accompanied by Michelle DiBucci’s electro-acoustic score, actors and an on-stage band give voice to the Marines and their families, offering a powerful look at our nation’s longest war.

    A portion of proceeds will go to assistance organizations for veterans and military families.

    Also join us for:
    A Panel Discussion immediately following the performance of Basetrack Live

    Arts & Business Conversation with Anne Hamburger, Executive Producer of Basetrack Live
    March 27, 6:30 p.m.

    Stories We Carry, an event that brings together veterans and civilians to share their stories
    March 21, 2 p.m. Location TBA

    Sponsored by the Arts and Humanities and History and Society Divisions

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  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Film

Monday, April 06, 2015

  • Global Film Series: The Wind Rises (2013)
    Global Film Series: The Wind Rises (2013) Full Details [X]
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater
    Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
    MONDAY, APRIL 6, 7 P.M.
    Carling-Sorenson Theater

    In Japanese animation master Miyazaki’s final film, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers, creating beautiful machines which are put to deadly use. Film critic David Ehrlich called the film, “Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made… a devastatingly honest lament for the corruption of beauty.”

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  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Film

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​​​​​Basetrack Live

In 2010, a group of photojournalists in Afghanistan started a revolutionary online project called Basetrack. Connecting battalion memb​ers with their families and others around the globe, the Web platform became an indispensable tool of citizen journalism, documenting a range of perspectives on the emotional tolls of war. Inspired by this groundbreaking project, Basetrack Live—developed by Edward Bilous and directed by Seth Bockley—makes its way to the stage, using videos and interviews to tell the story of one group of Marines and their families before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan. Learn more »​​​​​​