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COL: Film and Lecture Series 2023-2024: Fall 2022 Film & Lecture Series

"We are excited to announce our 2022-2023 Film and Lecture Series--please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details about guest speakers and events! We have exciting plans and collaborations coming up this year.  

Unless otherwise noted, events are held in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public." 

-  Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor, Student Media Adviser, English, Journalism and Mass Media Faculty Mentor


Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 6:00 pm – Documentary and Viewing of Interview with Director: Welcome to Chechnya (2020)

With searing urgency, “Welcome to Chechnya” shadows a group of activists who risk unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic.

"Chechnya Protestors On The Red Carpet At The Cannes Film Festival." UPI Photo Collection, 2017. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

September & October

September -  October – All-Campus Read "The Complete Maus" by Art Spiegelman

Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (via Zoom)

ECC Campus Life and the Film and Lecture Series Present:

"Censoring Maus: Narrative History, Graphic Memoir, and Cultural Trauma" 

Dr. Sandra Cox, Associate Professor of English, Southeast Missouri State University

In conjunction with the All-Campus Read of Art Spiegelman's Maus

Check our e-mail for Zoom link forthcoming from Carson Mowery


Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 6:00 pm – Film and Discussion: Citizen Ruth (1996) 

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Jill Delston, Associate Teaching Professor in Philosophy at UMSL and author of the book Medical Sexism: Contraception Access, Reproductive Medicine, and Health Care

Film Summary: Citizen Ruth (1996)  An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.

"Americans' Opinions on Abortion Rights, by Selected Characteristics, June 2022." Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2022. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.



Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 6:00 pm – Documentary: ¡Viva Maestro! (2022)

A portrait of the Los Angeles Philharmonic music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.

Nov. 14-18 - International Education Week – events throughout the week 

Nov. 19; 11:00 - 1:00 - International Day