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FILM Lecture on “Journal of Musan” by Director Jung-bum Park [sponsored by Advocates for North Korean Human Rights] Director Jung-bum Park will share his motivation and experiences filming “Journals of Musan.” As a young burgeoning director, he is receiving much acclaim for touching on sensitive issues such as North Korean refugee assimilation in South Korea. Thursday, April 5th, 5:30 pm Wellesley College: Collins Cinema Screening: Big Little Town: The Story of Needham Before there was a United States, there was Needham. The people who first settled here arrived in America in 1630, just ten years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth. They made their way first to Dedham, and by 1711 they had officially established their own town of Needham. There are big stories to be told in this little town and this film was created as the finale to Needham’s 300th anniversary celebration. Monday, April 9, 2012, 10am - Noon Olin College, Milas Hall, Auditorium Screening: Return to Norumbega Take a walk down memory lane in this history of Norumbega Park, which in its heyday was one of New England’s prime recreational sites and the home of the famous Totem Pole Ballroom. Based on the work of the late Bob Pollock, a Norumbega enthusiast who spent more than a decade documenting the park’s rich history and gathering Norumbega photographs and memorabilia. Monday, April 9, 2012, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Olin College, Milas Hall, Auditorium

My Name is Julius My Name is Julius: A film about growing old, staying young, and confronting a lifetime of hearing loss. This short documentary focuses on the final year in the life of Needham resident Julius Barthoff, a remarkable man who lived 100 years without ever slowing down. The film shows Julius at 99 and 100 years old, a lively, vibrant, and warm man deeply engaged with the world around him. We see that Julius’ outlook on life, his forms of social engagement, and his everyday activities are deeply affected by his hearing disability. This film was sponsored in part by North Hill. Learn more at www. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 10:00 - 11:00 pm Olin College, Academic Center, Room 126 Art and Healing: Can Art be Medicine In recent years there has been increased interest in the relationship between art and healing in the medical world. There has been a similar focus within the arts community. Often based on personal experience with illness, painters, dancers, sculptors, writers and arts educators also have realized the power of the creative process to heal body and mind. The Foundation for Art and Healing (FAH) will bridge the gap to synthesize the medical and humanistic perspective of the healing process and transport it into community settings. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11:15 am - Noon. Olin College, Academic Center, Room 126

I Remember Better When I Paint Narrated by Olivia de Havilland, this documentary shows how initiatives that bring people with Alzheimer’s to art and creative workshops are producing remarkably positive results. The film features personal stories including that of Rita Hayworth as told by her daughter. Dozens of day care centers are using drawing, painting and museum visits as effective therapies, making it possible to improve the quality of life and restore a dialogue with caregivers. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 pm Olin College, Academic Center, Room 126

Screening: The Rescuers The Rescuers by Michael King, followed by Q&A with filmmaker and producer Joyce Mandell Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 6:30 pm Olin Auditorium Open: free to the Babson community Link: *Photo courtesy of Google Images

Myrtle Baptist Church: Pillar of the Community This documentary tells the story of an AfricanAmerican community that grew up in West Newton, MA after the Civil War and the church that served it. Myrtle Baptist Church: Pillar of the Community recounts the remarkable history of this institution, which became a social and religious center, as well as a rallying point in difficult times. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6 pm - 7:15 pm Andover Newton Theological School, Wilson Chapel Miss Representation Film Screening with Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. (‘64) Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm Wellesley College: Collins Cinema Art21: Change, featuring El Anatsui who was filmed during the installation of his retrospective exhibition at the Davis, this Art21 episode presents artists who engage in practices that provoke thinking about our changing world, whether social norms or political issues. These works range from protest pieces to photographi portraits to sculptural forms, and promote a reconsideration of the social dynamics and political processes present in the creation and presentation of an artwork. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 6-7:30 pm Wellesley College: Collins Cinema

Celluloid Cities: Singapore Gaga A Film Series Celebrating Urban Films Celluloid Cities: Symphonies and Solos - A CAMS film series.The Cinema and Media Studies wishes to contribute to the campus wide interest in the theme of the city by showing five films. Ranging from ultra-famous films (Chunking Express, exceptionally shown in its 35 mm. splendor) to rare and hard-to-find little gems (Largo Viaje and Singapore Gaga); from Ruttmann’s mythical city symphony that initiated a whole genre to Linklater’s just as mythical tribute to Austin (and generation X), this Thursday evening film series wishes to reach all the cinephiles in the Wellesley College community and beyond, joining them in a common celebration of urban films. Thursday, April 12, 6:00-9:00 pm Wellesley College: Collins Cinema


Opera: Its History, Music, and Drama Wellesley College voice faculty members Marion Dry, contralto; Gale Fuller, mezzosoprano; Andrea Matthews, soprano; and faculty pianist David Collins present a program of beloved arias and duets. Designed to complement the music department seminar “Opera: Its Music and Drama,” the program will include music from Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Delibes’ Lakmé, Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, and a musical surprise by Gilbert and Sullivan. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:30p.m. Jewett Auditorium *Photo courtesy of Wellesley College

BAPSA’s Annual Production, “East Meets West,” an evening of Asian Performance Date: Thursday April 5, 2012 Time: 6:00pm Location: Carling-Sorenson Theater Open: tickets sold by BAPSA through the Reynolds Front Desk and at the door *Photo courtesy of Google Images

VISUAL arts Back to Basics Fashion Show Join us for the Fashion show where we are showcasing fierce outfits of the past, present, and future! Come and support Babson designers and models as they strut their stuff on the runway. Admission Prices: Babson Students - $3 Non-Babson Students - $5 VIP Pass (includes drinks, appetizers, and a personal photo shoot before the show) - $10 Date: Friday, April 6, 2012, 8:00-11:00pm Location: Knight Auditorium Tickets will be sold at Reynolds Front Desk and this is open to the public *Photo courtesy of

What’s Your Secret? Join us for the unveiling of Babson’s Secrets and discover rthe unheard voices of the Babson Community. Free food will be provided. Monday, April 9th at 5:00 – 6:00 pm Sorenson 2nd floor

Artist Talk: Natalie Miebach Nathalie Miebach brings together rigorous craft, science, and art to make her intricate yet playful sculptures which convey data in a totally innovative manner. The artist collects astronomical and meteorological data and graphs it in three dimensions creating woven sculptures whose forms evoke baskets, fishing nets, and or planetary systems models. These real life counterparts of the work both affect and are affected by the data that informs their parallel structures. At Babson, she will create a sitespecific wall sculpture based on data gathered from the Gulf of Maine and the interactions of weather and ocean systems within it. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 5:00pm-6:00pm Location: Hollister Gallery in the Hollister Atrium Jenny Schmid and Ali Momeni: The Department of Smoke and Mirrors The Department of Smoke and Mirrors (DSM) is a meditation on the effects of contemporary media on our collective and individual relationship with contemporary political discourse and action. This work draws on the spectacle of journalistic firepower that hijacks today’s politics: from Washington and Wall Street, to the network of satellites and screens that report, to the protests that Occupy, the whole world is watching what a few of us are producing. DSM is comprised of a sculptural diorama of miniature architectural facades augmented with mapped projections, and surrounded by surveillance cameras — all surrounded by self-reflective panoramic video projections. This augmented mis-en-scene investigates the relationship between authority, protest, the lens and the screen. The rhizome of surveilled objects and subjects in this work reflects on a culture where there is no time or distance separating the artifact, from the experience, from the spin. Wellesley College: Davis museum Exhibit Open till May 2nd

LITERARY Distinguished Writers Series: Nikky Finney and Tom Sleigh Nikky Finney is a creative writing professor at the University of Kentucky has won the 2011 National Book Award in Poetry. Tom Sleigh is the author of eight highly acclaimed books of poetry, including Army Cats (Graywolf Press, 2011), and Space Walk (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4:30-6:30 pm The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities Using Media for Social Change: Issues of Race, Religion, and Politics [A Lecture by Valarie Kaur] No stranger to giving a voice to the voiceless, Valarie Kaur is a writer, an activist, and director of the award-winning film on post-9/11 racism, Divided We Fall. With her usual flair for narratives, Valarie will emphasize the power of strategic storytelling in films to tackle issues such as racial justice, immigration reform, and religious pluralism. Thursday, April 5th, 7:00 pm Pendleton Atrium

Open Heart, Open Mind: Tsoknyi Rinpoche For over 15 years, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students across the globe about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Rinpoche is one of those rare teachers whose lighthearted, yet illuminating style appeals to both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. He is truly a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind. His newest book, Open Heart, Open Mind, is being released in April 2011. Monday, April 9, 2012 7:00-8:30 pm Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area *Photo Courtesy of Google Images

*INFO Have an event tip or an open call? Email with the details. View the Arts Calendar online at the Sorenson Center or on facebook and forward this info to any interested people. Dance Clubs AMAN, Contact Babson Dance Ensemble (BDE) Contact BAPSA, Contact Butterfingers, Contact Olin Firethrowers, Contact Sorenson Dance Studio – Studio with wood floor, two mirrored walls, and dance bar Contact Art Clubs BFAA –Babson Fine Arts Association, Contact Pottery Club, Contact Studio Art facilities at Babson Babson Ceramics studio – Open to experienced potters/sculptors $80/$200 fee for 8 weeks Babson Wet Photography Lab – Open to experienced photographers with a Babson OneCard with the permission of the manager. $80/$200 fee for semester. Drawing/Painting Studio – Available to use with the permission of staff. Contact

Theater Clubs Babson Players, Contact Vagina Monologues, Contact agreenslet1@ FWOP, Contact The Empty Space Theater, Contact Literary Clubs Babson Literary Magazine Contact Poetry Slam Team, Contact bthrash1@babson. edu Film Clubs FILM. Contact Eli.Sheldon@ CINE. Contact irahvar1@ Designed by Nancy Yang ‘13 * no dance events at this time ** cover photo courtesy of

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