Prof. Gaurav Bansal to introduce Green Bay Film Society screening

The Green Bay Film Society kicks off its 2020 season with a screening of the 2016 Indian film “Hotel Salvation” at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. Prof. Gaurav Bansal (UW-Green Bay, Business) will introduce the film. The film follows Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, but Rajiv is burdened by the obligations he left behind. Eventually, both learn to appreciate each other and the world around them.

The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Department, the Brown County Library and the Neville Public Museum.

Prof. David Coury shares insight on international films in ‘CAHSS and Effect’ article

Prof. David Coury (Humanities) shares his insight on the best international films of 2018 in “The World On Film.” If you loved Roma, here are two other international films you should watch. Prof. Coury is director of the Green Bay Film Society, an International Film Series now in its 19th year, which screens international and independent films twice a month at the Neville Public Museum.

Green Bay Film Society beings its Spring Series tonight (Jan. 16)

The Green Bay Film Society will begin its Spring series this Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum with a screening of the Colombian film “Bad Lucky Goat.” This breezy comedy of errors highlights life on the Caribbean island of San Andres. Information about the series can be found at the Neville’s website: https://www.nevillepublicmuseum.org/international-film-series. The series is a collaboration between the Film Society, the Neville Public Museum, the Brown County Library and the Film Studies program of UW-Green Bay’s Humanities department.

‘Loving Vincent’ screening set for Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Neville Public Museum

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, the Green Bay Film Society will hold a screening of the 2017 film Loving Vincent” at 7 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum. This event will be presented by Prof. Carol Emmons (Art) and is sponsored by UW-Green Bay Humanities, the Neville Museum and the Brown County Library. Get more information on this event.

GB Film Society presents ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’ April 5

"The Wind that Shakes the Barley" coverGreen Bay Film Society’s “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay. In 1920, rural Ireland is the vicious battlefield of republican rebels against the British security forces and Irish Unionist population who oppose them. Two brothers who initially fight for independence, find themselves conflicted and on opposite sides when a peace treaty is proposed. This screening is presented by Associate Prof. Caroline Boswell (History, UW-Green Bay). The film runtime is two hours and seven minutes.

UW-Green Bay helps others see immigration through a different lens

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting program beginning in Februrary to help middle school students and their families gain a deeper understanding about local immigration. Students will see three films and a theatrical production with follow-up discussion about what leads to immigration. Each event will be hosted by a UW-Green Bay faculty member who will lead a discussion and answer questions. In conjunction with the Green Bay Film Society, a second evening performance will be free and open to the public. See more.

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UW-Green Bay helps others see immigration through a different lens

Programming begins in February for middle-schoolers, public

Green Bay, Wis. — The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, according to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. More than 33,000 people are forced to flee their homes daily and more than 65 million forcibly were displaced people worldwide.

This displacement is concerning both globally and locally. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Humanistic Studies Program received a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council for a project — Displacement and Immigration: Through a Different Lens — to help middle school students and their families gain a deeper understanding about global displacement of people as well as local immigration.

In partnership with the Neville Public Museum, the students will see three films and a theatrical production with follow-up discussion about what leads to immigration — both what pushes people from their home countries and what draws them to their new homes — and the impact this displacement has on communities. Each event will be hosted by a UW-Green Bay faculty member who will lead a discussion and answer questions. In conjunction with the Green Bay Film Society, a second evening performance will be held for the general public, with the hopes that parents and others attend in order to continue the conversation at home.

The daytime events are for school children and educators. The evening events are free and open to the public. All presentations are at the Neville Public Museum, with the exception of the 7 p.m. March 27 presentation at St Norbert College’s Birder Hall.

The films explore:

  • a Syrian refugee camp
  • an undocumented Latina pursuing the arts in California
  • and the odyssey of a Hmong family who waits in a Thai refugee camp before eventual settlement in the U.S.

The one-person theatrical performance tells the true story of a German-Jewish man who has the choice of secretly assimilating to the German culture by hiding his Jewish ancestry, or flee his homeland during World War II.

Films titles and summaries are as follows:

Salam Neighbor (USA, 2015)
To better understand refugee life, filmmaker Chris Temple spent one month living alongside displaced Syrian and Iraqi families in the Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers allowed inside a refugee camp, he was able to provide a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis.

Feb 14 at 12:30 p.m. (Filmmaker Chris Temple will join us via Skype)
Feb 15 at 7 p.m.

The Mitzvah Project
Through one soldier’s story, this one-act play reveals the startling history of tens of thousands of “partial Jews” who served in Hitler’s military, most of whom were discharged in 1940. Nearly all were sent to forced labor camps — or worse. The short play is followed by a talk back with its actor/star engaging in socio-historical questions about identity, race and ethnicity.

March 27 at 7 p.m. at St Norbert College’s Birder Hall
March 29 at 12:30 p.m.

Becoming American (USA, 1982)
Hang Sou and his family await resettlement in a refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing their war-consumed native Laos. Becoming American records their odyssey as they travel to and resettle in the United States. As they face nine months of culture shock and prejudice, they gradually adapt to their new home in Seattle. Presented by Prof. Pao Lor and Prof. Christin DePouw (Education, UW-Green Bay)

April 18 at 12:30 p.m.
April 19 at 7 p.m.

Inocente (USA, 2012)
At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dreams of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant and homeless for the last nine years. Her colorful paintings create a world that looks nothing like her own dark past.  Told in her own words, Inocente is a story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America. Presented by Prof. Cristina Ortiz (Spanish, UW-Green Bay)

May 9 at 12:30 p.m.
May 10 at 7 p.m.

Wisconsin Humanities Council, Neville Public Museum, UW-Green Bay and the Green Bay Film Society are supporting this series. For more information, contact David Coury (couryd@uwgb.edu)

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Humanistic Studies presents, ‘Wondrous Boccaccio’ Oct. 19

Green Bay Film Society and UWGB Humanistic Studies will be present the Italian film Wondrous Boccaccio at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.19 in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum as part of the International Film Series. The film is an adaptation of Boccaccio’s 14th century masterwork The Decamerone and is directed by the acclaimed Taviani Brothers. The screening is free and open to the public.

Tonight: Italian film ‘Human Capital’ plays at Neville Public Museum

The Italian film Human Capital plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at the Neville Public Museum. This film is based on the American novel by Stephen Amidon, and is a modern day morality tale about class, greed and desire. The screening is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Green Bay Film Society, the Brown County Library, the Italo-American Club of Green Bay and UWGB Humanistic Studies.

German film ‘Measuring the World’ is Wednesday at Neville

The Green Bay Film Society’s International Film Series continues this week with a screening of the 2012 German film “Measuring the World,” a fictionalized account of Alexander von Humboldt’s and Carl Friedrich Gauss’ travels and their attempts to “measure the world” in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The film is free and open to the public and starts at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum. UWGB Prof. Carol Emmons (Art) will lead a discussion. Sponsored by UWGB Humanistic Studies, the Brown County Library and the Neville Public Museum.