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Re: Brokeback Mountain Screenings and Related Events
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2009, 12:19:58 PM »
Western Film Series - College of William and Mary / Williamsburg Library Theatre

The classic 1939 John Ford-directed film “Stagecoach” kicks off a three-month long Western Film Series presented by the College of William and Mary and co-sponsored by Williamsburg Regional Library. Films will be shown Sundays at 2 p.m. with a repeat on Mondays at 6 p.m. Half of the films will be shown in various locations on the W&M campus, with the rest being screened at the Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street. All screenings are free and open to the public. Students in a William and Mary American Studies course, “The Western and the American West in Literature and Film”, will introduce films and lead post-screening discussions.

Sunday, November 22, 2 p.m. (Blow Memorial Hall 332 on W&M campus) & Monday, November 23, 6 p.m. (Williamsburg Library Theatre) - “Brokeback Mountain” (2005)

http://www.wrl.org/programs/theatre.html
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Re: Brokeback Mountain Screenings and Events
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2009, 11:19:08 AM »
The New York Public Library Honors Three Distinguished Staff Members at Annual Library Lions Gala, Monday, November 2, 2009

“Brokeback Mountain”author Annie Proulx, Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight honored alongside librarians David Smith and Julia Chang; Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg bestows honor on career specialist Janice Moore-Smith


The New York Public Library’s 2009 Library Lions gala pays tribute to its own homegrown “lions” this year, the true treasures of the Library. Three members of the accomplished staff, whose dedication and expertise have made an impact on innumerable lives, will be honored on Monday, November 2, 2009.

This year’s gala recognizes David Smith, reference librarian at the Library for 31 years, honored alongside renowned writer Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain”; Julia Chang, Supervising Librarian for Children’s Programs, honored with writer and illustrator Hilary Knight, best known for illustrating the Eloise series; and career specialist Janice Moore-Smith, honored by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

http://www.nypl.org/press/releases/?article_id=339


Library Lions is The New York Public Library’s most important annual event and one of the most anticipated dinners on New York City’s social calendar. Each year Library Lions honors several distinguished individuals for outstanding achievements in their respective fields of arts, letters, and scholarship.

Honorees have included such eminent figures as Renée Fleming, John Hope Franklin, Orhan Pamuk, David Remnick, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Martin Scorsese, Tom Stoppard, Elie Wiesel, and Oprah Winfrey.

This year’s gala will depart from tradition and salute those who work on the front lines of the Library—three outstanding librarians who have distinguished themselves in research librarianship, children’s services, and career counseling. Each staff member will be honored alongside a luminary in their field: Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” will be paired with a senior research librarian; Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise children’s books, will be honored alongside a children’s librarian; and Mayor Michael Bloomberg will help honor a job-search specialist.

This brilliant, black tie gala attracts a high-profile crowd of more than 600 writers, celebrities, and government and corporate leaders, generating a great deal of press coverage in periodicals such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New York Sun, New York Magazine, and the International Herald Tribune.

http://www.nypl.org/librarylions/


Annie Proulx, who was born in Norwich, Connecticut, has led a peripatetic life and traveled extensively. She learned to read when she was four years old, and soon after was taken to the local library, one built with funding from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, where she discovered that the fabulous riches of books were available to everyone. Ms. Proux planned to read all the books in that first library. Wherever she lived, she knew how to get to the library and every week dragged home, sometimes literally, a box of books. One of the high points of her childhood in rural Vermont was the visit of the bookmobile, a library on wheels, from which one could borrow books and keep them until the bookmobile’s return.

Ms. Proulx began writing when she was in her 50s and has won many literary awards, including the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Close Range: Wyoming Stories, the 1993 National Book Award for Fiction and the 1993 Irish Times International Fiction Prize, both for The Shipping News, and the 1993 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for Postcards. She currently divides her life and work between Wyoming and New Mexico; her interests include history, archaeology, geology, and literature. Her story “Brokeback Mountain,” which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award–winning film. Ms. Proulx is working on a memoir about conservation efforts at Bird Cloud, the Wyoming home she shares with her four children.

“Libraries have been entwined throughout my life….For me, libraries supplied a lifetime of learning and pleasure and taught me how to write.”

http://www.nypl.org/librarylions/proulx.html
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Re: Brokeback Mountain Screenings and Events
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2009, 12:56:34 PM »
I just got word that the panel discussion will take place December 13 from 2 to 5pm. It’s called Whatever Happened to Ennis del Mar? We do not have the panelists lined up yet but I’ll keep you posted. There will be a total of 4 panel discussions over a 12 month period.

On December 13th, 2009, Whatever Happened to Ennis del Mar? will be the first public LGBT program inspired by the installation of the iconic shirts from  “Brokeback Mountain.”  In this initial symposium, we bring together experts and advocates to explore the provocative question, “Whatever Happened to Ennis del Mar?”  In particular, that query invites commentary from a variety of perspectives about the history of homosexuality and its representation in the American West before, during, and after the era depicted in “Brokeback Mountain.”

Yadhira De Leon13/09
Sr. Manager, Public Relations
Autry National Center
323.667.2000, ext. 327
ydeleon@autrynationalcenter.org
http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/brokeback_mountain.php

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Re: Brokeback Mountain Screenings and Events
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2009, 06:42:00 PM »
Feature film 'Split Ends' makes it's theatrical premiere at the Maplewood Theater this Sunday 10/18

Where: Maplewood Theater, 155 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Date: October 18, 2009
Time: 6:00pm

Feature film Split Ends makes it's theatrical premiere at the Maplewood Theater this Sunday 10/18

Split Ends is being presented by a group of talented local film makers. The screenplay, written by Gila Zalon, Melissa Sweeney and Libby Christensen and was produced by Maplewood residents Bob Pusateri, Gila Zalon (formerly of Maplewood), Libby Christensen and Co-Produced by Jimmy Allen.

Ticket are still left for the 8pm show.

TICKETS $25.00 AND ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CHELSEA SET, 2 DEPOT PLAZA. Price includes a meet and greet (wine/cheese/hors d'oeuvres) with the stars and producers at the Maplewood train station.

A fiery Scottish-born hairdresser faces off against an international real estate developer for the fight of her life. Can she save her town? Will she lose her chance at finding true love? The film stars Vincent Pastore (The Soprano's), Corinna May, Lawton Paseka, and Maplewood's own Peter McRobbie (Brokeback Mountain, World Trade Center).

Split Ends is a charming Frank Capra style film that embodies the tenacity of the human spirit and the will of the people!

VIEW THE TRAILER HERE:

http://www.splitendsthemovie.com/
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Re: Brokeback Mountain Screenings and Events
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2009, 12:27:19 PM »
Monday night a very special event is happening at New Conservatory Theatre Center. The City’s very own “Empress of Entertainment” Jan Wahl is presenting Reel Fabulous – LGBT In Hollywood. This is the Jan Wahl we all love best – The Maven of Movies dishing out an evening of stories and clips documenting Queer presence in showbiz. That’s right! Behind AND in front of the cameras. There will be stories and clips from films directed by, written by, and/or starring LGBT artists and technicians. And it’s about the great stars of Hollywood who knew one when they saw one. What Jan wants to know is … who had an impact on you?!


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The show is going to be about my own favorites. I’ll talk a little bit about the history – as I know it. But this will be a very personal look at everything. Big Eden is my favorite movie ever done about Gay men. It’s like a Frank Capra movie. Again, I’m coming from the point of view as an old movie queen. That’s what I love – Classic Hollywood. In Big Eden the whole town gets together and tries to make this relationship happen with these two men. One thing I love about the film is that it shows how Gay men come in all shapes and sizes and colors. It’s just very romantic. Another is the original La Cage Aux Folles with Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi. The reason I love it so much is that they raise the son together. I don’t like The Bird Cage because they never concentrate on how important that relationship was. That pissed me off.

Another favorite is The Dresser. And, of course, Brokeback Mountain. There was a huge change in the world when that came out. I like to celebrate great Gay men of the movies – like director George Cukor, and Terence McNally who wrote The Ritz and Love! Valour! Compassion!, and John Schlesinger. I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times and interview. He was a doll. Also, Vincent Minnelli, who was a famous bisexual. But not to me. He was totally Gay and always will be. And especially with Roger Edens in there. He was so amazing with what he did for Judy Garland. I doubt we’d even have Judy Garland without Roger Edens.

http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=46393
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2009, 10:42:59 PM »
Friday, Oct. 23 , 2009

The Women’s Resource Center will screen Fabulous: The Story of Queer Cinema at the San Diego LGBT Community Center at 7 p.m. Fabulous is a chronological look at US gay and lesbian films from 1947 to 2005. Films reviewed include everything from Kenneth Anger’s Fireworks to Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. The narrative groups the pictures around various themes including: films about AIDS and dying, emergence of romantic comedy, transgender films, films about diversity and various cultures and mainstream Hollywood drama. Snacks and drinks will be available for donation. The Center is located at 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest. For more information, call 619-692-2077 or e-mail aschwartz@thecentersd.org.
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Re: Brokeback Mountain Screenings and Related Events
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2009, 09:33:11 AM »
"Recount" producer Michael Hausman returns to Jacksonville for award

Michael Hausman got to like Jacksonville when he came to the city to make "Recount" for HBO. The film, set in Florida during the aftermath of the 2000 elections, remains easily the best ever made in the city - it won a bunch of awards, including three Emmys and a Golden Globe for Laura Dern's portrayal of Katherine Harris. A bonus for Hausman, the producer of the film: While he was here, he became a Jaguars fan.

The affable New Yorker returns to the city Saturday to get an Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jacksonville Film Festival, during which he'll do a Q&A and spin some stories. He's happy, too, to note that there's a Jaguars home game the next day. You can bet he's sticking around for that.

http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/movies/2009-11-06/story/recount_producer_michael_hausman_returns_to_jacksonville_for_a
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Re: Brokeback Mountain Screenings and Related Events
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2009, 02:19:51 PM »
Book to Big Screen: Brokeback Mountain

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Book to Big Screen is a joint initiative of the Concordia University Alumni Association and the McGill Alumni Association.
Join fellow Concordia alumni and McGill University alumni in exploring how a literary work is adapted to the cinema.

6 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
J.A. De Sève Cinema
J.W. McConnell Building, LB-125
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Sir George Williams Campus, Montreal


Enjoy a screening of the Academy-Award-winning movie Brokeback Mountain, which is based on a short story by Annie Proulx, then participate in a moderated discussion about the story’s adaptation to the big screen. Remember to read the short story first!



Facilitators


Larry Weller, S BA 70, S MA 73, was born and educated in Montreal. Most of Weller’s adult life was spent in the classroom, at Concordia (Sir George Williams University) in the early 1970s and the rest at John Abbott College in Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que. He retired from John Abbott College in 2008. Except for a two year hiatus from 2000-2002, when he worked in the film industry, Weller spent his entire career teaching English literature and film, from the traditional to the contemporary. His principal interest is to examine the moral and ethical issues that confront us throughout our lives and how the choices we make determine who we are. And, how it is through language—be it written or imaged—that these choices and their consequences become manifest.

In the last several years, particularly since his retirement, Weller has had the opportunity to address book and film clubs throughout Montreal. In addition, he has delivered several talks at the Segal Centre and Cummings Centre in Montreal and the Hudson Theatre in Hudson, Que. In these lectures, Weller has looked at the nature of evil and hatred, the role of the family, the portrayal of woman and minorities in the arts, and contemporary anti-Semitism.

Over the years, Weller has published several critical articles and some poetry. He is currently chasing the completion of a novel.
 
Brian Lewis is an associate professor of History at McGill University. He holds a BA from Oxford University in the U.K. and a PhD from Harvard University in Boston, Mass. Lewis has been at McGill since 1995.

He specializes in 18th-20th century British history, with a developing interest in the history of sexuality. As well as British history, he teaches courses on the world wars, nationalism and the history of sexuality. Lewis was Chair of McGill’s Department of History from 2002 to 2007.

Lewis is now Chair of the Sexual Diversity Studies Advisory Committee. His work includes books on the middle classes of 19th-century Lancashire mill towns and on the soap magnate William Hesketh Lever.

His current, SSHRC-funded project is entitled “Queering Britain: Sexual and Criminal Inversion from Wilde to Wolfenden.” Its main focus is the diaries and other papers of George Cecil Ives (1867-1950), a criminologist, sexologist and pioneer of gay rights in Britain.

http://alumni.concordia.ca/calendar/2009/12/09/015657.php
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2009, 02:30:55 PM »
I contacted Concordia to make sure non-alumni are welcome to attend. I got the reply today:

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Hi John,

 

Thank you for your email. In response to your question, yes, the screening and discussion are open to friends of Concordia (we anticipate that attendees will stay for the discussion portion of the evening as well).


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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2009, 03:57:17 PM »
LGBTQ Events @ Barnard College

Roone Arledge Cinema in Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway, Manhattan, New York, NY‎ - (212) 854-0192‎


Everyone Allied Against Homophobia Presents Queer Hollywood: The Past and Present of LGBTQ People in Film Featuring James Schamus, Producer of Brokeback Mountain What: A screening of the The Celluloid Closet, a documentary about the history of LGBTQ people in film, followed by a discussion with James Schamus, CEO of Focus Features and acclaimed screenwriter/producer. When: Tuesday, November 17, 7:00-9:30 pm Where: Roone Arledge Cinema in Lerner Hall Reception to follow. Cosponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain. More Info: The Celluloid Closet is based on Vito Russo's landmark book by the same name. The Celluloid Closet explodes sexual myths and explores how our national attitudes towards homosexuality and sex roles have evolved through a century of American film. The documentary includes clips from over 100 Hollywood movies and interviews with many of the filmmakers and actors who created them (including Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, and Gore Vidal). The movie will be followed by a talk with Professor James Schamus, a Columbia University Film Professor as well as the CEO of Focus Features, and an acclaimed film producer and screenwriter. He has collaborated with Director Ang Lee on numerous projects, including Taking Woodstock (Writer, Producer); Lust, Caution (Writer, Producer); Brokeback Mountain (Producer); Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Writer, Producer); and The Ice Storm (Writer, Producer).


http://www.barnard.columbia.edu/lgbtq/calendar.html
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2009, 01:14:04 PM »
APT6 Cinema

Australian Cinémathèque

Queensland Art Gallery - Brisbane

27 December 2009 – 8 January 2010

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ang Lee has constructed a remarkably diverse filmography, ranging from period dramas and literary adaptations to martial arts epics and human dramas that witness shifts in contemporary Taiwanese experience. Whether working in a historical idiom or in a contemporary setting, Lee brings a deeply humanist sensibility to his films. The narratives he chooses are characterised by notions of marginalisation and transformation in characters exploring their gender, sexual and cultural identity, and their filial and social duties.

APT6 will include a selection of the director’s award-winning films, including Se, jie (Lust, Caution) 2007, Brokeback Mountain 2005, Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) 2000, The Ice Storm 1997, Yin shi nan nu (Eat Drink Man Woman) 1994 and Xi yan (The Wedding Banquet) 1993.


Brokeback Mountain 2005
6.00pm Wed 30 Dec 2009 / Cinema A



http://qag.qld.gov.au/cinematheque/coming_soon/apt6_cinema/ang_lee

The Australian Cinémathèque, located at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, presents retrospective and thematic film programs and exhibitions, exploring the important lines of influence between the moving image and other areas of visual culture, and showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and artists. Its mission is to collect, conserve, present and interpret film and screen culture.

The Gallery’s film and moving-image collection includes work by significant international, Asian, Pacific, Australian and Indigenous Australian artists. Other collection development areas include video art that responds to the specific history and genres of cinema; animation, especially from Asia; and conceptual art and its legacy through performance.

The Australian Cinémathèque's facilities include two cinemas, with more than 300 seats combined. The smaller cinema features retractable seating to allow for multimedia performances and events. The Australian Cinémathèque also has a dedicated gallery for screen-related exhibitions, and facilities for video production.

The Australian Cinémathèque is an Associate Member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), an organisation of the world’s leading film archives dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of film.
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2009, 09:34:32 AM »


Los Angeles (November 23, 2009) — The Autry National Center, the first major American museum to recognize the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community to the American West, is proud to announce the creation of the Out West series.  This series of programs, scheduled to take place over the next twelve months, will feature Western scholars, authors, artists, politicians, musicians, and friends of Western LGBTs in discussions and gallery talks at the Autry.  Programs currently being considered examine LGBT Native Americans, LGBT rodeo culture, LGBT political strides including the struggle for marriage equality, and LGBT contributions to the Western arts.

 

“What Ever Happened to Ennis del Mar?” is the first program in the Out West series. When Gene Autry issued his ten-point “Cowboy Code” in the 1940s, he could not have anticipated the story of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, but the messages of tolerance, fairness, and integrity the Code promotes speak to the acceptance for which the Brokeback Mountain characters longed. Their story is the departure point for this first discussion.   Scheduled for December 13 in the Wells Fargo theater, the panel will be moderated by Virginia Scharff, author and professor of history/director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico. The program focuses on the representation of homosexuality in the West before, during, and after the era depicted in the movie, and explores the Academy Award–winning film’s significance in renewing the Western film for contemporary audiences.

 

Panelists will also discuss Brokeback Mountain’s impact as a pop-cultural milestone pointing to larger societal conflicts, such as the “red state/blue state” schism that mirrors rural and urban demographics—a divide that often compels LGBT Westerners to reluctantly abandon rural homes in search of more inclusive enclaves in larger urban areas. The panel includes Los Angeles Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan; Peter M. Nardi, Ph.D., author and professor of sociology at Pitzer College; and William Handley, associate professor of English at the University of Southern California and editor of The Brokeback Book (forthcoming).



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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2009, 11:22:32 AM »


Mountains Beyond Brokeback Mountains
The quest of Dr. Paul Farmer to find a new Jim Kim and save our nation's healthcare

Harvard Medical School
The 103rd Annual Second Year Show



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« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2009, 12:06:21 PM »
Oscar-nominated film editor to speak tonight

Film aficionados can get a behind-the-scenes look tonight at the one of the craftsmen who make movies, as part of a film series spotlighting experts in casting, directing and screenwriting.

Dylan Tichenor — a film editor who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on “There Will be Blood” in 2007 and finished the work on the 2005 blockbuster film “Brokeback Mountain” — will host a discussion from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the library, 71-100 Highway 111.

The event will be hosted by Friends of the Rancho Mirage Public Library, in association with the Palm Springs International Film Society.

http://www.ranchomiragelibrary.org/events/programs.aspx
Information: (760) 341-7323
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« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2009, 03:29:33 PM »


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