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Fall 2021 Grenfell English Reading & Lecture Series AND Asian Film Festival


Grenfell English Reading and Lecture Series 


Saturday, Oct 2: Grenfell Campus, Arts and Science Building, AS2026, 8-9:30 p.m.  

(available on Facebook Live)

Sijo (traditional Korean poetry) – Workshop and poetry reading by Loren Goodman


Wednesday, Nov. 3: Grenfell Art Gallery, 7-8:30 p.m.

(available on Facebook Live)

Screening of "TRUE NORTH: Paul Mulrooney's Irish-Canadian Adventures in Super 8" and lecture and talk with Director/Producer Deirdre Mulrooney

 

Monday, Nov. 15: Grenfell Campus, Arts and Science Building, AS2026, 6-9 p.m. (available on Facebook Live)

(available on Facebook Live)

Author Genki Ferguson will read from his work Satellite Love followed by panel discussion


Grenfell English Department Asian Film Festival

Monday, Oct. 4, 6-10 PM

“TOWARDS THE PARADISE OF FLOWERS:A DOCUMENTARY FILM ON ISHIMURE MICHIKO”
Introduction and talk by Bruce Allen

“Toward the Paradise of Flowers” is a documentary film about the life and work of the Japanese writer Ishimure Michiko. In it she discusses the important themes of her work; interweaving reflections on her literature and social activism, touching on her work with Minamata Disease victims, environmental crises, and the loss of local customs, culture, and language, as well as the possibilities for renewal, reconciliation, and hope. The film was directed and filmed, and its music written by Kin Taii in 2013. English translation by Bruce Allen. 


Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7-930 PM
“LOST MANCHURIAN SHAMANS”
Introduction and Q&A with Bruce Allen

The documentary film “Lost Manchurian Shamans” is “a story of the skies and heavens—in search of the lost homeland and shamans of the Manchurian people.” It presents the threatened world of “samans” (the shamans of Manchuria), the Manchurian language, and Manchurian culture. It is a visual and poetic presentation of the sounds, music, ceremonies, and culture of Manchurian tribes, capturing the still-surviving presence of Manchuria’s shamans. Direction, filming and music by Kin Taii, 2015. English translation by Bruce Allen.


Monday, Oct. 18, 6-8 PM
“SWEET BEAN”
Followed by discussion
A baker's (Masatoshi Nagase) business takes off when he hires an eccentric 76-year-old woman (Kirin Kiki) who specializes in making dorayaki pancakes.


Monday, Oct.  25, 5-9 PM 
PAO-CHEN TANG TALK ON FILM “SWEET BEAN”
Panel of student talks

Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-10 PM
“GONJIAM: HAUNTED ASYLUM (2018)”
Introduction and talk, Johnathan Pope 

The crew of a horror web series travels to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. It soon encounters much more than expected as it moves deeper inside the nightmarish old building.

Monday, Nov. 1, 6-10 PM
“SURVIVING FUKUSHIMA”
Papers by Rainer Baehre, Adam Beardsworth and Shoshannah Ganz

The lingering effects of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disasters are captured by filmmaker Christopher Noland---an American living and working in Tokyo during the catastrophic events, who volunteered for the cleanup in Northeastern Japan, documenting true stories from those affected by the disaster.

A man turned volunteer, human rights activist, and powerful advocate, he courageously risked his safety and health to volunteer in the most disaster affected regions. Christopher is a first time writer, director and filmmaker who had the courage to set out on a search for answers most would never ask. What he got was more than he ever set out for, including a soundtrack contribution of "Kurushi" by Yoko Ono.



Saturday, Nov. 6, 1-3 PM
CHILDREN’S FILM: “MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO”
Discussion for children led by Tom Halford and daughter Violet

This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro.


Please see the archive for a listing of previous events.

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