Today is kind of a sad day for me. This column marks not only the end our time writing Cinefiles, but the end of our time as members of the prestigious Wesleyan Film Board.
We are well into our first half of the Spring calendar on the Film Series, and man, what a good time we’ve had so far.
Let’s just take a moment and consider everything that makes this country and this school so f’ing awesome. I can think of a few: jazz, baseball, the Big Mac, Toby Keith, tons of fat people, fake celebrities (well, maybe not the last one), and of course…the wonderful Wesleyan Film Series!
WELCOME BACK FROM BREAK!
In the July 6, 2008 issue of the New York Times, Op-Ed columnist Frank Rich wrote a piece entitled “WALL-E for President.” The column described the cultural significance and striking poignancy of “WALL-E” at the time of its summer release
Well folks, we are over halfway through our first calendar, and man, what a Film Series this one has been so far. I hope everyone has had a chance to experience the Goldsmith Family Cinema in all of its profound glory, and I hope your life has been bettered and/or ruined by some of the cinematic experiences that we have all shared together. I know at least one newbie has gotten his panties in a wad about the projection quality of some of the films, so I would like to briefly address that subject: Films break. Deal with it. It is almost always NO ONE’S fault in particular. As I have previously pointed out, this is by far the BEST college film series in the country, so show some respect and learn some freakin’ patience! Good, glad we got that out of the way. Now, sit back and enjoy these epic cinematic opportunities that may never present themselves to you ever again. This week is killer.
Greetings to my fellow film fans, and to those less fortunate among us who have yet to experience the Wesleyan Film Series. Well, if you happen to fall into the latter group, there could not be a better week to pop your Film Series cherry. That’s right, there really is something for everyone in the next four films. Robots, abortions, serial killers and Winona Ryder; just take your pick… or if you’re smart, take them all!
So hopefully you have checked out the wonderful Wesleyan Film Series over the past few nights. “Apocalypse Now: Redux” was totally epic and “The Band’s Visit” was totally awesome and witty. I hope all of you little froshies are as excited and as passionate about the Film Series as we all have been in the past years.
Welcome back Wes! And welcome all ye newbies to the magic that is the Wesleyan Film Series. We hope that you’ve all rotted your teeth, your brains and your livers as much as we have this summer, and are looking forward to a fresh year of amazing films. At the end of these longs days of class, there really is no better way to kick back than the grand ol’ Wesleyan Film Series!
Well, here we are at the end of another year at Wesleyan. Sure, you did maybe half the reading for half of your classes, but man, have you had fun! Think of all the amazing movies you saw in our beloved Goldsmith Family Cinema. Remember all the way back to “The Holy Mountain”? That was fucking sweet. And could we forget “Stop Making Sense?”
Spring has sprung! Finally, the miserable weather has changed to pure sun-soaked bliss. But that is no reason, my fellow film fans, not to spend your nights in the cinematic grasp of the Goldsmith Family Cinema. I know you have been ditching class to sit on the hill and gawk at all the beautiful people that have emerged from hibernation.
This week on the Film Series…the new Film Board swings into action! I know we all love this year’s seniors, despite their tweaked behavior in the last couple weeks (you’re almost done! I swear!). But sadly, it’s the middle of April, and you know what that means: sunshine; Foss Hill; hook-ups that maybe shouldn’t happen; awesome movies on the Film Series, and a whole mess of seniors getting totally trashed in preparation for their departure from their alma mater.
Zonker Harris Day and its fall counterpart, Duke Day, are two of the most unique and cherished modern Wesleyan traditions. The recent news of plans by Admissions, ResLife, Michael Roth and apparently the Student Activities and Leadership Development Board (SALD) (under complete manipulation by ResLife) demanding that the name of Zonker Harris Day be changed has come as a complete and disheartening shock. This is a calculated scheme involving various facets of the administration to change the name of the popular WestCo festival.