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COL: Film and Lecture Series 2023-2024: Spring 2023 Film and 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

January and February

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 3:00 pm – Annual MLK Celebration (hosted by Neighbors United - Undoing Racism)  

The guest speaker is Rev. Darryl Gray, Director General for Social Justice at the National Progressive Baptist Convention; and Executive Director of Missouri Faith Voices.

Entire Month of February

Online Black Film Festival
Watch two films, enter to win!

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 6:00 pm Documentary: Summer of Soul (2021)

"...Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now."

Spring ECC All-Campus Read

Various events held in March 2023 - TBD

Visit Campus Life and Leadership office to pick up your copy.


Entire Month of March

Online Women's History Film Festival
Watch two films, enter to win!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:00 pm Documentary: Be Natural: the Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

"A documentary about the first female filmmaker, exploring the heights of fame and financial success she achieved before she was shut out from the very industry she helped create. Guy-Blaché started her career as a secretary to Léon Gaumont and in 1896, at 23, was inspired to make her own film called La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy), one of the first narrative films ever made."

Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 2023 - Riverside Short Film Festival (Downtown New Haven at the Walt Theatre)   


Wednesday, April 25, 2023 6:00 pm Documentary: The Voice Within (2022) in collaboration with the Theater Department's Production of Run-on Sentence

"Taking a deeper look at incarcerated individuals for who they are as people, not just as a crime they committed, experience a two-week Prison Performing Arts workshop along with inmates at the women’s prison in Vandalia, Missouri. An unforgettable journey of soul searching and honesty, witness the transformational power becoming actors and artists has on these women’s lives."

Thursday, April 27, 2023 7:00 pm in HS 100 – Poetry Reading Hosted with the ECC English Department

Featured Poet Agnes Vojta 

Agnes Vojta grew up in Germany and now lives in Rolla, Missouri where she teaches physics at Missouri S&T and hikes the Ozarks. She is the author of Porous Land, The Eden of Perhaps, and A Coracle for Dreams (Spartan Press). Most recently, she has been collaborating with eight other poets on the book Wild Muse: Ozarks Nature Poetry (Cornerpost Press, 2022.) Her poems have appeared in a variety of magazines; you can read some of them on her website

Additional poetry readings by ECC students Lindsey Nichols, Jacy DeLoach, and Ruthie Cordia, and ECC English faculty Katie Holtmeyer and John Hardecke.