Saturday, August 1, 2015



WHERE: McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD
ADMISSION: All events and exhibitions at McDaniel College are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

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* Denotes Cost Associated

WHERE: Performances are in WMC Alumni Hall.
For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

*The Laramie Project
WHEN: Wednesday, September 30 – Saturday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in MoisĂ©s Kaufman’s explosive drama “The Laramie Project,” originally developed with members of Tectonic Theatre Project after the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. Elizabeth van den Berg, chair of McDaniel’s theatre arts department, directs the production.

TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, veterans, students, and those with a McDaniel College ID.

*Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, and Friday, November 20, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 21, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 18, and Saturday, December 19, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 19, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ira Domser, McDaniel theatre arts professor, adapts and directs this original British panto performance of the classic fairytale with Princess Snow White, the prince who loves her, the stepmother who hates her, and the seven little gentlemen who save her.

TICKETS: $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, veterans, students, and those with a McDaniel College ID.


WHEN: Monday, September 21, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Decker Center Forum
In partnership with the Friends of Carroll County Public Library, this event features a panel of national authors and book signings. It is especially designed for book clubs, book-discussion groups, and current or future book club members. For ticket information, contact the Carroll County Public Library at 410-386-4500.

Holloway lecture: Why True Stories Matter with Lynn Bloom, professor emeritus at University of Connecticut
WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: McDaniel Lounge
Lynn Bloom, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, speaks at McDaniel’s annual Holloway Lecture. Bloom is currently revising “Lives, Liberties, and Pursuits of Happiness: Why True Stories Matter,” a book, she says, is about “writing that people love to read: memoir, essays, food, travel, and medical writing,” which is the basis of her talk.

Books Sandwiched In
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, noon
WHERE: McDaniel Lounge
For the 24th year, Jane Sharpe, retired associate librarian at McDaniel College, provides advice on the best books to give as holiday gifts. During this hour-long session, Sharpe covers more than 20 fiction and non-fiction titles for children and adults, including cookbooks, biographies, and picture books. Call 410-857-2281 for more information.


FRENCH FILM SERIES: All screenings begin at 4:30 p.m. in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science. For more information, call 410-857-2460.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 1
Post-screening discussion led by Debora Johnson-Ross, associate professor of political science and international studies
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives, which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith, abruptly disturbed. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this French-Mauritanian drama was influenced by real events. In French, with English subtitles. (2014, 97 minutes, PG-13)

l’image manquante (The Missing Picture)
WHEN: Wednesday, September 9
Post-Screening Discussion led by Jonathan Slade, communication and cinema professor, and Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of art and art history
Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage and his narration to recreate the atrocities committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. The film is critically acclaimed, having received top prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. In French, with English subtitles. (2013, 92 minutes, not rated)

A Bout de Soufflé (Breathless)
WHEN: Monday, September 14

Post-screening discussion led by Richard Brett, associate professor of communication and cinema
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. In French, with English subtitles. (1960, 90 minutes, not rated)

Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night)
WHEN: Monday, September 21
Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. This critically acclaimed drama was nominated for nine Magritte Awards and won the Sydney Film Prize at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival, among others. In French, with English subtitles. (2014, 95 minutes, PG-13)

Bande de filles (Girlhood)
WHEN: Wednesday, September 23

A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self-confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier. In French, with English subtitles. (2014, 113 minutes, not rated)

Les Contes de la nuit (Tales of the Night)
WHEN: Monday, September 28
From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot, “Tales of the Night” weaves together six exotic fables, each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. In French, with English subtitles. (2011, 84 minutes, not rated)

Additional Films:

The Love Commitment: Film and Panel Discussion
WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Decker Center Forum
Darryl “Doc” Seriven, a motivational speaker, entrepreneur and professor, facilitates the panel following the screening of “The Love Commitment.” By exploring problems and solutions for commitment in relationships, the documentary features real men and women searching for answers to universal questions of love and marriage. (2012, 40 minutes, not rated) For information, call McDaniel’s Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs at 410-857-2791.

World Wise Documentary Film Series: “”
WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science
Post-screening discussion led by Linda Semu, associate professor of sociology
McDaniel’s Global Initiatives hosts this screening of “,” a documentary that relates the stories of hopes, dreams, disappointments and happiness that develop from online encounters between black women from Cameroon and white European men. The film provides a provocative contemporary portrait of the relationship between the “developed” and “developing” worlds. (2009, 53 minutes, not rated) Call 410-857-2461 for more information.


*Taste of Africa Dinner
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Decker Center Forum
Sample African dishes and learn more about the African continent. Organized by McDaniel’s Africa’s Legacy student organization, the event also includes performances of African dances and music, and a fashion showcase of African clothing. 

TICKETS: $10 and must be purchased in advance. For information, call McDaniel’s Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs at 410-857-2791.

WHEN: Saturday, December 5, and Sunday, December 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Art Studio, 1st Floor
Carroll County artists, including current and former McDaniel students, showcase their work and offer demonstrations during this eighth annual tour. For more information, call 443-340-0955.