Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011):
Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the project’s residents. In the post-War years, the American city changed in ways that made it unrecognizable from a generation earlier, privileging some and leaving others in its wake. The next time the city changes, remember Pruitt-Igoe.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006
Why we fight
Why we fight is an unflinching anatomy of American war-making. The film launches a nonpartisan inquiry into the forces— political, economic, and ideological—that drive America to fight. Inspired by President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 Farewell address, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki weaves unforgettable stories of everyday Americans touched by war with commentary by a “who’s who” of military and Washington insiders.
Welcome to Cinema Academica for the Fall 2018 season.
The showing this week will be in Lamoureux (LMX) room 339 at 7pm.
People will have a few options for what to watch. We will also be discussing what people are interested in seeing, having discussions about, etc.
For instance, what current events would people like to explore in a group and discuss? Do people have good online media clips, perhaps of current news, that people would like to share and discuss, whether because it is good, important, bad, or maybe even a questionable news article of something you are interested in you would like a second opinion on?
Are there new or old documentaries you would like to see?
Have your say.
The tentative lineup for the next few weeks is:
Sat Sept 15 – a showing on the topic of Sept 11, 2001
Sat Sept 22 – ‘World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements’; as part of peace fest, Ottawa
Sat Sept 29 – ‘Inside Peace’ with a special host in a larger room, UOttawa FSS-1006 , as part of Ottawa Peace Fest
Sat Oct 6 – There will be no showing on Thanksgiving weekend
Sat Oct 13 – TBD
We look forward to seeing you again in September 2018.
FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Saturday, March 17th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa. room 339
Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees
Forests are one of the world’s most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet’s great ancient forests.
Cinema Academica hosts film screenings during the academic year at the University of Ottawa on various social, political and economic issues in order to increase social consciousness and encourage activism in the community. All films are completely free of charge. All films are followed by discussion.
For more information:cinemaacademica.ca
Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall. The meters are enforced 24/7. There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00.