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

"We are excited to announce our 2023-2024 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. 14, 2023 6:00 pm – Documentary : Fire of Love (2022)

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries.  Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world.
Director Sara Dosa fashions a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive.
Nominee for 2023 Best Documentary Academy Award


Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 7:00 pm –
Film: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) with live cast performance by Flustered Mustard

*Ticketed event

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien).

Co-hosted with ECC Campus Life


Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 6:00 pm –
Documentary: Three Women (Drei Frauen) (2022) 

In a remote village, whose name roughly means “a cold place,” this film looks for warmth in encounters. The Ukrainian village of Stuzhytsya is situated in the Carpathian Mountains in the border triangle between Poland and Slovakia. The three elderly female protagonists — a farmer, a post office clerk and a biologist — are firmly rooted in a place where hardly any young people are left in 2019, the year of Volodymyr Zelensky’s election victory. Over time, the film crew also becomes, at least temporarily, a valued part of the village community.

In conjunction with International Education Week