BabsonARTS Film Screenings and Discussions

Film

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.

 Woke

Woke Screening and Director's Talk
Directed by Raeshelle Cooke
Wednesday, September 15, 7:00 P.M. (EST)
Carling-Sorenson Theater
Post show moderated by Zykera Steward '23

FREE with registration
Babson is limiting event attendance to current Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students/faculty/staff approved to be on campus through 9/17. Masks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status. 

 It’s the year 3000.  A “woke” African-American woman wakes up in a post-apocalyptic ghost town after a “race war” has claimed the lives of all black women on earth.  When she stumbles upon a pair of futuristic news goggles that shows her what this race war actually was, she becomes truly woke for the first time in her life.  Come join independent filmmaker Raeshelle Cooke for a screening and robust discussion of her film WOKE, a science-fiction short that makes social commentary on interracial relationships in the United States, and the black woman’s complex role within it. 

Raeshelle Cooke
Raeshelle Cooke is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of production company RMC Pictures. Raeshelle writes about the many misadventures of love, with music and spoken word often leading the narratives. She also writes social commentary on the current state of the country and human nature in general. She particularly likes to put women of color on the big screen and tell their stories. Raeshelle's won 4 film awards, including one from the LA Film Awards in 2016, and the Woman in Film award from the Shawna Shea Film Festival in 2019. Also, Raeshelle's film Mt. Washington screened at the Reel to Real Film Promotion featuring Omari Hardwick in NY in 2018; and her 2017 film Wrath City screened all across the country and was even accepted to the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2018. Her newest film "Woke" is a 2-time Best Sci-Fi nominated film that also was recognized for "Meritorious Appreciation" at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival in 2021. www.raeshellecooke.comTwitter @RMCPict

Tenet


The Screening Room Series: 
Tenet
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Sunday, September 26, 1:00 P.M. (EST) 
Carling-Sorenson Theater 

FREE with Registration

In the not-so-distant future, a special agent agrees to a risky new mission using the latest advancements in time travel and human evolution to change his present as rival nations vie for global supremacy, ushering in the threat of a third World War that could put an end to life on earth.

BabsonARTS continues to bring interesting and entertaining movies to enjoy on the Carling-Sorenson Theater’s big screen.  This semester, The Screening Room series gives you a chance to watch some of last year’s most popular titles that you weren’t able to catch in theaters. Movie titles and venue are subject to change.

Made possible in part by the Stearns Memorial Film Society Fund.

 Global Film Fall 2021


Global Film:
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Directed by Jasmila Zbanic
Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 P.M. (EST)
Carling-Sorenson Theater
Post-film discussion will be held immediately following the screening.  

Free with Registration

Quo Vadis, Aida? is set in Bosnia in 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations, Aida has access to crucial information that could help save her husband and sons, as well as her neighbors and friends. What awaits her family and people - rescue or death? Which move should she make?  Quo Vadis, Aida? uses one woman's heartbreaking situation to offer a searing account of war's devastating human toll.  Although it addresses a specific time, place, and conflict, this unforgettable, profoundly moving story offers a timeless commentary on the ways in which geopolitical events affect individual lives. 

Co-presented by the Global Film Series and the Arts and Humanities Division.

Minari


The Screening Room Series: 
Minari
Directed by Lee Isaac Chung
Sunday, November 14, 1:00 P.M. (EST)
Carling-Sorenson Theater 

FREE with Registration

A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they find the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

BabsonARTS continues to bring interesting and entertaining movies to enjoy on the Carling-Sorenson Theater’s big screen.  This semester, The Screening Room series gives you a chance to watch some of last year’s most popular titles that you weren’t able to catch on the big screen.   (Movie titles and venue are subject to change.)

Made possible in part by the Stearns Memorial Film Society Fund.