University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland by Richard Cameron

 Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

LCLC workshops start this week: Blogs: Why and How. If you are wondering if a blog could be a good way to get your students interacting outside of class or doing some individualized research, we can help! Workshops are Tuesday 12-1 and Wednesday 1-2, both in Grant Hall 304. Bring your syllabus and your questions!

Drop-in sessions continue in UH 1750 - Mondays, 10-12PM, Wednesdays 2-4PM. Stop by with short or long questions about incorporating any kind of technology into your classes. Not sure how to post documents in Blackboard? We can help with that. Interested in an oral discussion board? We can help with that, too!

We would like to thank everyone who shared their wonderful photos with us. Please, keep sending them! We will include them in our newsletter, on our slideshow in Grant Hall, and on the Language and Culture Learning Center website. Belgium, Switzerland, Mexico, Russia, Germany,Lithuania, Greece, Spain, France, Japan, Austria, Colombia, Italy, Algeria, China, Argentina...and more! Send your photos of any country or region whose language / culture we teach in the LSCL to edweber@uic.edu (5 photos maximum). Include your full name and the city and country where the photo was taken.

Please forward the Film and Conversation Club information to your students. Most gatherings have free coffee and tea, provided by the School.

Scroll down to see our featured Cultural Events in the Chicago area, and if you know of an event you think would fit, please send it to us by 9 am on Friday mornings and we'll include it in our Monday newsletter.

If you'd like to host an event, please use these forms. Note the different links at that page for different types of events.

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International Films

ALL FILMS ARE SCREENED IN 308 GRANT HALL.  All films are sub-titled in English.

All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend all films! Here's the complete calendar for films and conversation clubs.

If you'd like to host an event, please use these forms. Note the different links at that page for different types of events.

This Week's Films

French flag iconTUESDAY, September 23rd, 2:00-4:00PM

FRENCH FILM CLUB: Club Holy Motors (2012)

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part - but where are the cameras? Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him through and around Paris. He's like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the beautiful gesture, the mysterious driving force, the women and the ghosts of past lives. But where is his true home, his family, his rest?

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, September 26th, 1:00-3:00PM

POLISH FILM SERIES: The Saragossa Manuscript (1999)

Based on the early 19th century novel by Polish author Jan Potocki, The Saragossa Manuscript is a brilliant, sexy and extraordinarily imaginative film. Starring the celebrated Zbigniew Cybulski ( Ashes and Diamonds), the film is ostensibly set at the end of the Napoleonic War. During the heat of battle, Belgian officer Alphonse van Worden (Cybulski) stumbles across an ancient manuscript. As he reads, a labyrinth of stories unfolds and takes the audience on a teasingly twisted trail through time and space. Erotic and supernatural.Critics frequently cite the film as one of the great masterpieces of Black and White Cinemascope cinematography.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, September 26th, 3:00-5:00PM

RUSSIAN FILM CLUB: Generation P (2011)

Generation P is an award-winning independent Russian film, written and directed by Victor Ginzburg and based on Victor Pelevin’s iconic 1999 novel of the same name.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconTUESDAY, September 30th, 2:00-4:00PM

FRENCH FILM CLUB: The Jewish Cardinal (2013)

This movie tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, October 3rd, 1:00-3:00PM

POLISH FILM SERIES: Devil (1972)

During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across the country, Jakub sees the overall chaos and moral corruption including his father's death and his girlfriend's betrayal. Being apparently demented by what he has seen, he commits a number of seemingly motiveless and gory killings.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, October 3rd, 3:00-5:00PM

RUSSIAN FILM CLUB: Ivan Vassilievich Changes Professions (1973)

This is a Soviet comic science fiction film directed by Leonid Gaidai in 1973. This film is based on the play Ivan Vasilievich by Mikhail Bulgakov and was one of the most attended movies in the Soviet Union in 1973 with more than 60 million tickets sold.

Cultural Events in the City

German flag image, icon sizeMONDAY, September 22nd, 8:00PM

Organist Eva-Maria Houben in concert

Germany’s Eva-Maria Houben (born 1955), one of the leading figures in the increasingly influential Wandelweiser Group, is both a formidable pianist and organist and a dynamic, prolific composer. 
Location:Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago.
Fee: Free
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French flag iconTUESDAY, September 23rd, 9:00AM- 8:00PM

Special Program : Isabelle Huppert à l'Alliance; Ciné–exposition

She has made close to a hundred movies, won the best actress prize at Cannes twice and has worked with Chabrol, Tavernier, Hanneke and Claire Denis in roles so diverse that she has been called l’actrice caméléon ; no wonder Isabelle Huppert is the 50th Chicago International Film Festival guest of honor. Come and discover the many faces of the French actress in an exclusive exhibition of the star at 60 seen through the lenses of 17 famous photographers.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago.
Fee: Free
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japanese_flag_smallFRIDAY, September 26th, 6:00PM

English Rakugo Performance

Experience Rakugo- the traditional Japanese comedy in which a single storyteller uses their voice, a paper fan and a small cloth to tell a humorous tale.
Noted rakugo artist Sanyutei Ryuraku has performed in several languages in over 100 performances, many in Europe, and on Japanese television.
Location: Fifth Third Bank Auditorium, 32nd floor, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago.
Fee: $20; students: $10; children: $12.
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ñSATURDAY, September 27th, 11:00AM

2nd Annual Edgewater Fall Art Fair

100 Chicago-based artists with original works in painting, photography, printing, illustration, pottery, mixed media, hand-made jewelry, paper arts, and mask making. 2 stages of live music featuring El Payo y La Tiranta (Flamenco)
Location:1040-1190 West Granville Avenue, Chicago.
Fee: $5 suggested donation
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Chinese flag image, icon sizeSATURDAY, September 27th, 10:00AM- 11:00AM

Chinatown Herbalist Waling Tour

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM originated in ancient China more than 2,000 thousand years ago. During this walking tour through Chinatown, you will learn about the history and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine and the theory of “Yin-Yang”. 
Location: Chinatown Square, 2133 S China Pl, Chicago.
Fee: $25 
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 Next Week's Culture Events in the City

German flag image, icon sizeMONDAY, September 22nd, 8:00PM

Organist Eva-Maria Houben in concert

Germany’s Eva-Maria Houben (born 1955), one of the leading figures in the increasingly influential Wandelweiser Group, is both a formidable pianist and organist and a dynamic, prolific composer. 
Location:Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago.
Fee: Free
Click here for more information

japanese_flag_smallMONDAY, September 29, 6:00-7:30PM

Contemporary Works by Three Japanese Women Artists & Connections to Japan’s Modern Print Movements

Prestentation by Dr. Helen Nagata, Associate Professor of Art History, Northern Illinois University. Discussion with Dr. Nagata immediately following program at Holiday Inn Express. Limited space available.
Location: Holiday Inn Express, 2120 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Fee: $10 JASC Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Students, $35 (Presentation & Private Dinner)
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French flag iconWEDNESDAY, October 1st, 7:00PM

1914–2014: French Chamber Music and Poetry from the War Years

L'Alliance commemorates La Grande Guerre de 1914-1918, the war to end all wars, with great musicians, unforgettable poetry, an exhibition featuring our very own archives, a lecture on the "The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism"… and much more from our partners.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago.
Fee: $5 student / $10 Member / $15 Non Member
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ñSATURDAY, Octobar 4th, 2:00PM

9th Latino Music Festival, From This Point Forward, Spektral String Quartet & Julien Labro (bandoneon)

The Spektral String Quartet has teamed up with accordion and bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro to uncover what came after the Tango Nuevo revolution with “From This Point Forward.”
Location: Art Institute of Chicago Fullerton Hall, 111 South Michigan Ave, Chicago.
Fee: Free
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Polish flag iconSATURDAY, October 4th, 7:00PM

Warszawskie Dzieci Musical

A musical tale of the young soldiers of the Warsaw Uprising – based on authentic documents and songs written during the 63 days of heroic battle.
Location: Copernicus Center (5216 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago)
Fee: $22 / $58
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C O N V E R S A T I O N
C L U B S

GRANT HALL 308

(LANGUAGE OASIS)

All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend and practice their language skills!

View the complete calendar.

MONDAY:

Chinese flag image, icon size Chinese
Mon, 1 - 2 PM

Polish flag icon Polish
Mon, 2 - 3 PM

TUESDAY:

Russian flag iconRussian
Tue, 12 - 1 PM

ñ Spanish
Tue, 1 - 2 PM

japanese_flag_smallJapanese
Tue, 4 - 5 PM

WEDNESDAY:

German flag image, icon sizeGerman
Wed, 12 - 1 PM

 Greek
Wed, 1 - 2 PM

Italian flag image, icon sizeItalian
Wed, 2 - 3:30 PM

japanese_flag_smallJapanese for beginners
Wed, 4 - 5 PM

THURSDAY:

Arabic
Thurs, 1 - 2 PM

ñ Ukrainian
Thurs, 4 - 5 PM

FRIDAY:

French flag iconFrench
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

 

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