Film and Speaker Series

Films presented in the UHCL Film and Speaker Series not only provide entertainment, but also address relevant issues in the world today. Speakers selected to speak at film events have expertise in at least one of the issues raised by the movie.

Summer 2017 Films

  June 17 - Alone in Berlin

Alone in Berlin thumbnailAlone in Berlin (R)

Saturday, June 17, 2017
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: William Powers, Ph.D.

$4, or free with UHCL Student ID
Free parking
YouTube trailer

In 1940, a Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield and decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way. Soon the Gestapo is hunting "the threat".

  July 15 - Lost in Paris

Lost in Paris thumbnailLost in Paris (Not Rated)

Saturday, July 15, 2017
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: Christine Paul, Director of Foreign Languages and Continuing Education
Petite French lesson before the film.

$4, or free with UHCL Student ID
Free parking
YouTube trailer

A far-out French romantic comedy with three eccentric and lovable characters, with a few spiritual tips to be gleaned from the film about moving with grace through life.

  July 22 -  A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion posterA Quiet Passion (PG-13)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: Conor Bracken, Assistant Director of UHCL Writing Center
Conor will read selected Dickinson poems as well as his own work.

Free for everyone.
Free parking.
YouTube trailer

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. 


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