Nice, France by Heather Sabina

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

In case you missed this year's TechTeach, LCLC will show you one of the screen cast tools featured at this conference. Find out how "Jing" may help you with your teaching by providing additional assistance to your students. Workshops are Tuesday 12-1PM and Wednesday 12-1PM, both in Grant Hall 304. Bring your syllabus and your questions!

UH 1750 Drop-in sessions:  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 Storify, Quizlet? We can help with that, too!

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR PHOTOS!  Send your photos of any country or region whose language / culture we teach in the LSCL to edweber@uic.edu.  We will include them in our newsletter, on our slideshow in Grant Hall, and on the Language and Culture Learning Center website. Russia, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Lithuania, Greece, Spain, France, Japan, Austria, Portugal, Morocco, Costa Rica, China, Peru...and more! 

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, October 21st, 2:00-4:00PM

In the House (2012)

The film was directed by François Ozon. It is based on the play The Boy in the Last Row by Juan Mayorga. The film was awarded the main prize at the 2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival, the Golden Shell, as well as the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, October 24th, 1:00-3:00PM

Hands Up! (1926)

The film tells the story of Jack, a spy for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and his efforts to capture a Union shipment of gold. Obstacles along the way include a pair of sisters, hostile Indians, and a firing squad.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, October 24th, 3:00-5:00PM

Inadequate people (2010)

Vitalik, the main character of the movie, seems to be normal. With a respectable office job, a comfy little dwelling and a personal couch doctor, Vitalik looks as adequate as a human can possibly be. Wait till he drinks and drives himself into depression, and after that falls in love with an under-age girl living next door.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconTUESDAY, October 28st, 2:00-4:00PM

Haute Cuisine (2013)

Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, October 31st, 1:00-3:00PM

Salto (1965)

The film tells the story of a man who jumps off a train into a sparsely populated town. He is "a crazy guy who drops into a kind of ghost town and tells various cockamamie stories, and the citizens aren't sure if they remember him or not".

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, October 31st, 3:00-5:00PM

Viy 3D (2014)

A dark fantasy film directed by Oleg Stepchenko, and based on the first manuscript of Nikolai Gogol. Cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Western Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in impassible woods of Ukraine. Nothing but chance and heavy fog could bring him to this cursed place. People who live here do not resemble any other people which the traveler saw before that.

Cultural Events in the City

ñTUESDAY, October 21st, 6:00PM

Octavio Paz: From the Word to the Look

The exhibit, curated by Miguel Cervantes and Marie Jo Paz, brings together Paz’s artist books, capturing Paz’s indelible word through the illustration of renowned artists from Mexico and abroad. 
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio, Chicago, IL
Fee: N/A
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French flag iconWEDNESDAY, October 22nd, 5:40PM

The British Invasion, the Birth and Rebirth of French Haute Couture with Nena Ivon

In the second week of this three part series presented by Nena Ivon of Columbia College Chicago. She explores Alexander McQueen's innovative legacy on the industry of French Haute Couture.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue
Fee: $55 Lecture Single Ticket
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Italian flag image, icon sizeWEDNESDAY, October 22nd, 6:00 PM

“Brief History of a Type Face: From Venice in 1470 to Our Own Time”

In this talk, Paul F. Gehl (for 25 years the curator of the Newberry’s collection on typography) will trace the history of one, particularly influential type face from its introduction by printer Nicolas Jenson to revivals as recent as last year. 
Location: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Fee: Free
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japanese_flag_smallTHURSDAY, October 23rd, 6:00-7:30 PM

Beyond the Kimono: Japanese High Fashion from Hanae Mori to Comme des Garçons

This lecture and PowerPoint presentation by fashion expert, Nena Ivon, will trace the beginnings of Japanese fashion from the Haute Couture of Hanae Mori to the controversial looks of comme des garçons. Kenzo, Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake among others. 
Location: 130 N Garland Court, Heritage Hospitality Room, #926
Fee: $25 Members/$35 Non-Members/$10 Students
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German flag image, icon sizeSUNDAY, October 26th, 4:45 PM

Celebrating 20 years Sister Cities through film: “Absolute Giganten”

This movie is about life and how life is great, magnificent, furious, despairing, gigantic, aggressive, stupid, melancholy and plain silly. The film is in German with English subtitles. Director: Sebastian Schipper, color, 81 min., 1999. 
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
Fee: $11, Students $7, Film Center Members $6, Students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute $5
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Next Week's Culture Events in the City

 

German flag image, icon sizeMONDAY, October 27th, 7:45 PM

 

Celebrating 20 years Sister Cities through film: “Absolute Giganten”

This movie is about life and how life is great, magnificent, furious, despairing, gigantic, aggressive, stupid, melancholy and plain silly. The film is in German with English subtitles. Director: Sebastian Schipper, color, 81 min., 1999. 
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
Fee: $11, Students $7, Film Center Members $6, Students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute $5
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japanese_flag_smallTUESDAY, October 28th, 2014 6:00 PM

 

“Precarious Japan”-Presentation by Dr. Anne Allison, Professor of Cultural Anthropology & Women’s Studies, Duke University

 

At a moment when attachments—to work, home, place, and one-another—are becoming less lifelong than “liquid,” how are Japanese experiencing these new rhythms of economic and social life, for whom and under what conditions has life become risky, and what new forms of belonging and social support are emerging in these times of precariousness? This is the issue that Anne Allison, an anthropologist, will address in this talk.
Location: Ernst & Young LLP (155 N Wacker Drive, 20th Floor)
Fee: $15 JASC Members/$25 Non-Members/$10 Students
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French flag iconWEDNESDAY, October 29,6:30 PM

La rétrospective with live jazz performance by The Bridge!

The Bridge project, led by music anthropologist Alexandre Pierrepont, brings together France and Chicago through jazz. The Bridge is also what makes Max Linder's classic silent comedy, L’Etroit Mousquetaire (1922) contemporary, with a live jazz performance never to be heard twice.
Location: 54 W Chicago Ave
Fee: $8 Admission (comes with a glass of wine)
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ñTUESDAY, October 30th, 7:00 PM

Composer Alive: Brazil – Access Contemporary Music concert

The culmination of our months-long collaboration with Brazilian composer Alexandre Lunsqui, this concert will feature the World Premiere of his new piece Toy. Written over a six month period in short installments which we recorded as he sent them to us, Toy is a virtuosic, energetic piece for our resident Palomar ensemble. The rest of the concert will feature music by other living Brazilian composers and Mr. Lunsqui.
Location: Instituto Cervantes—Auditorio: 31 W. Ohio St. 60654 Chicago Illinois
Fee: N/A
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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

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

 

As always, please email us at lclc@uic.edu if you have any questions!


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