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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.

Shoplifters
A FILM DIRECTED BY HIROKAZU KORE–EDA

Tuesday, October 8, 7:00P.M.
Carling-Sorenson Theater
(FREE with reservation at babsonarts.org) *Reservation link will be available in late-August.

Awarded the prize for best film at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters tells the story of a poor Japanese family who ekes out a living by resorting to petty crime. One day they find an abandoned child and take her into their ramshackle, already crowded home. With humor and empathy Shoplifters reveals itself to be not just a family saga but also a harrowing indictment of society, a poignant examination of the nature of love, and a celebration of the ties that bind.
Co–presented by the Global Film Series and the Arts and Humanities Division.

 

Hamlet 360: Thy Father's Spirit
DIRECTED BY STEVEN MALER

SCREENINGS
Wednesday, October 9, 4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 10, 4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.
Carling-Sorenson Theater
(Space is limited. FREE with reservation at babsonarts.org) *Reservation link will be available in late-August.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has partnered with Google to take Shakespeare’s most iconic play to the cutting edge of immersive storytelling in Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit, embracing the immersive power of VR to plunge the viewer into Hamlet’s harrowing journey. It is a 60 minute, cinematic, 360-degree adaptation that explores new dimensions of the medium by casting the viewer as the Ghost of Hamlet’s dead father, giving the viewer a sense of agency and urgency as an omniscient observer, guide and participant. A brilliant cast of actors, as comfortable on stage as they are on screen, deliver powerful performances that bring the play forward to today, making it both current and timeless.

Hamlet 360 is a co-production of Google and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, created with support by Chronotope and Sensorium, and distributed by Boston Public Media producer WGBH. Additional support for Hamlet 360 was provided by Christy Cashman, Morwin Schmookler, Kerry Healey, Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, and Babson College.

 

Laila at the Bridge
A FILM DIRECTED BY ELIZABETH MIRZAEI AND GULISTAN MIRZAEI

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00P.M.
Carling-Sorenson Theater
(FREE with reservation at babsonarts.org) *Reservation link will be available in late-August.

A story of heroism against impossible odds, this documentary follows Laila Haidari, an irrepressible survivor of child marriage and her own traumatic past. In the face of physical threats, governmental opposition, and the departure of the international community from an Afghanistan on the verge of collapse, Laila fights to keep alive her labor of love — a drug treatment center and a restaurant staffed by recovering addicts. Laila at the Bridge is a portrait of a determined woman who risks everything and perseveres in the face of overwhelming challenges. Elizabeth Mirzaei, one of the directors of Laila at the Bridge, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.
Co–presented by the Global Film Series and the Arts and Humanities Division.