2016-2017 Events

 1984 Film Screening

Tuesday, April 4, 7pm / Speed Cinema, 2035 S. 3rd Street / $7 for Members | $9 for Non-Members

On this date, over 100 art house theaters across the country will be participating in a National Event Day screening of an adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four starring the late John Hurt. Scheduled to coincide with the day Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins to rebel against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary, the program celebrates the spirit of resistance.

The art house cinemas are rallying in support of the National Endowment for the Arts and see any attempt to scuttle the program as attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. The event provides a chance for communities around the country to show their unity and commitment to arts and truth.  Co-presented by the Speed Cinema and the Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society, UofL with an introduction by Dr. Benjamin Hufbauer, Associate Professor of Art History, UofL.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Wednesday, April 5, 6pm / Speed Cinema, 2035 S. 3rd Street / $7 for Members | $9 for Non-Members

“A feminist masterwork of minimalist constraint; a cinematic powerhouse of narrative innuendo: Chantal Akerman’s pice de résistance.”—director Todd Haynes

A unique and compelling work in film history, this early film by Chantal Akerman meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her teenaged son, and turning an occasional trick. Striking in its sparseness, the film’s domestic regimen is engrossing, yet terrifying when cracks emerge.

Dielman, played to perfection by Delphine Seyrig, attacks her mundane tasks with a hypnotic rhythm and a rigorous attention to detail making for a riveting, unforgettable experience. 1975, Belgium/France, DCP, 201 minutes. Recommended for 16+.

Co-presented with the Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society, UofL with an introduction by Dr. Andreas Elpidorou, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UofL in conjunction with the Conference on Neglected Emotions on April 13-15.

Conference on Neglected Emotions

April 13 & 14

Bingham Humanities Building, Room 300

Our capacity to experience emotions is essential to who we are. We are beings for whom the world matters. We are beings whose actions, desires, thoughts, and preferences are influenced by our emotions. Given the importance of emotions in our everyday lives, it is no surprise that in the last fifty years the study of emotions has received tremendous attention by a number of different disciplines (psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology). Yet despite the many and great advantages that have been made in understanding the character, effects, antecedents, and neural correlates of emotions, there still remains a class of emotional states that are understudied and that demand further elucidation.

The purpose of this two-day interdisciplinary conference is to bring together experts from philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience in order to further our understanding of a number of different neglected yet significant emotions. The conference will examine the nature and importance of emotional and affective states such as boredom, grief, awkwardness, suspense, humility, gratitude, and wonder.

Speakers will include: Melissa Dahl, James Danckert, Guy Dove, Andreas Elpidorou, Shaun Gallagher, Bennett Helm, Michelle Mason, Henrike Moll, Jesse Prinz, and Jen Cole Wright.  Learn about the participants at

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