Alternatives to the Post


All of these can serve as substitutes for this week’s post.  Thank’s to Yo!Community for the ideas.

Tuesday, February 26th,  7:30pm, the first Green Screens Documentary film for the semester will be the Film: “Chasing Ice.”, Campus Theatre, Lewisburg.  It’s a gripping depiction of the reality of climate change in the arctic.  While sobering, it is also inspirational.   $2 admission.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion.  This event is part of the Spring 2013 Bucknell Film/Media Studies Series.

Other spring “Green Screens” films are: Tues., March 5 – “The Island President” (2011); Tues., Apr. 2 – “Black Gold” (2006); and Tues., Apr. 23 – “Burning in the Sun” (2010).  Call 577.1490 or email environmental.center@bucknell.edu for more info.

jonestownWednesday, February 27th, 7-8:30pm, Jonestown Lecture: “Narrating Jonestown: Transforming History into Art,” Forum, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University, Lewisburg.  Wednesday, February 27th will bring Tectonic Theatre performing artist Leigh Fondakowski to the series, with her talk at 7pm in the Elaine Langone Center Forum entitled “Narrating Jonestown: Transforming History into Art.”  Ms. Fondakowski is most widely known as an Emmy-nominated screenwriter for HBO’s, The Laramie Project, but her recent book, Stories from Jonestown, examines the aftermath of the survivors and family members of the residents of Jonestown.

CrudeThursday, February 28th, 4-5:30pm and 7-8:30pm, Third World Film Series: “Crude: The Real Price of Oil,” Room 151, Coleman Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg.  The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.  One of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet.  An inside look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case, CRUDE is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures.  Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film examines a complicated situation from several angles while bringing a story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.

23NrityagramFriday, March 1st, 8-10pm, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Bucknell University, Lewisburg.  The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is an Indian dance group that incorporates mythology and the epics, Sanskrit, yoga, meditation, and the martial arts. Although steeped in and dedicated to ancient practice, Nrityagram dancers are also at the forefront carrying Indian dance into the twenty-first century.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit, www.bucknell.edu/x77814.xml.

svcSaturday, March 2nd, 7:30-9:30pm, Susquehanna Valley Chorale: The “Sorrows and Joys” of SPRING, Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury.  Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater – This Welsh composer’s contemporary work is based on the 13th century Roman Catholic prayer and reflects on the grief felt by Mary, mother of Jesus.  Six unique and sophisticated movements feature a wide-ranging array of ethnicity, instrumentation, and mood.  For more info, visit www.svcmusic.org.

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One thought on “Alternatives to the Post

  1. “Chasing Ice” was an Oscar nominee, right? Pretty sure I saw some clips from it last night. Definitely going to check it out tomorrow night.

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