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COL: Film and Lecture Series 2023-2024: Fall 2019 Film & Lecture Series

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Please mark your calendars for the 2019 - 2020 Film and Lecture Series, presented under the Patrons of the Arts and in conjunction with the Civic Engagement Committee. Events are generally held in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center, unless otherwise specified. Please stay tuned for more details about speakers, panelists, and locations. 
-  Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor, Student Media Adviser, English, Journalism and Mass Media Faculty Mentor

September 19 and October 27, 2019

Thursday, September 19: Three Identical Strangers

6:30 p.m.; John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center

This award-winning 2018 documentary from director Tim Wardle explores questions of parenting, nature vs. nurture and medical ethics, as told through the incredible story of three men separated at birth.


Thursday, October 24: Ran

6:30 p.m., John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center

Ran (Japanese translation: "chaos" or "turmoil") is a 1985 epic period drama film directed, edited and co-written by Akira Kurosawa. The plot derives from William Shakespeare's King Lear and includes segments based on legends of the daimyō Mōri Motonari.

Presented as part of the NEA Big Read.

November 1, November 5, and November 16 - 22, 2019

Friday, November 1: Franklin County Community Resource Board Presents Ruby Payne

All Day; John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center

Ruby Payne is the founder of aha! Process and an internationally recognized speaker, publisher, and author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

Limited seating


Tuesday, November 5: BIG READ: An Evening with Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

6:30 p.m., John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest



Saturday, Nov. 16: International Day

Monday, Nov. 18 - Friday, Nov. 22: International Education Week