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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

Thursday, February 05, 2015

  • Starship Troopers
    Starship Troopers Full Details [X]
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    BabsonARTS welcomes Seth Gilliam, known for his television roles in “The Walking Dead” and “The Wire”, as well as for films such as “Starship Troopers” and “Courage Under Fire”. The Babson community will have an opportunity to meet Seth, and see him perform both in person and on film.

    Starship Troopers / Film screening and Q&A
    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 7 P.M.
    Carling-Sorenson Theater

    Set in the distant future, Starship Troopers (1997) follows a young soldier’s exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military unit, against the backdrop of an interstellar war. The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and
    featuring Seth Gilliam in the role of Sugar Watkins, was nominated for a Best Visual Effects Academy Award. The film screening will be preceded by a conversation with Steven Maler and Seth Gilliam.

    Support provided by the Malcolm K. Stearns ’81
    Memorial Film Society Fund.

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  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Film

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • Global Film Series: Watchers of the Sky (2...
    Global Film Series: Watchers of the Sky (2014) Full Details [X]
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater
    Directed by Edet Belzberg
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 7 P.M.
    Carling-Sorenson Theater

    "Watchers of the Sky" interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin—the man who created the word “genocide,” and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by the United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "A Problem From Hell," "Watchers of the Sky" takes viewers on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.


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  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • | Multiple Locations
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Film

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.

    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 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. Learn more »​​​​