The Office of Cultural Events at NEIU invites you to enjoy lectures and arts events on our Main Campus in 2017-18. The wide variety of programming includes the Jewel Box Series concerts, Stage Center Theatre, Art Gallery, Films, the Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Music and Dance events and productions by Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and the Ruth Page Dance Series.
Wednesday, May 9
MA AND PA KETTLE
Directed by Charles Lamont • 1949 • 35mm from Universal
A classic helping of American regionalism in this jawbonin', sidesplittin', fingerlickin' comedy franchise. Don't laugh too hard-- there are eight more of these hillbilly pictures and we just might be persuaded to show more of them.
Tuesday, May 15
Directed by Don Siegel • 1968 • 35mm from Universal
It's cowboy Clint vs. an acid-gobbling hippie gang leader in the ultimate urban western. When will the coastal elites understand? Plus Clint Eastwood's rarely screened directorial debut, "The Beguiled: The Storyteller," a tribute to his Coogan's Bluff director Don Siegel.
Tuesday, May 22
BUCK AND THE PREACHER
Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1972 • 35mm from Sony Pictures Repertory
A vital African American Western, directed by and starring Sidney Poitier. Co-starring Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee.
Wednesday, May 30
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf • 1996 • 35mm from CFS Collections
A landmark of Iranian cinema from Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Screening with another classic of textile cinema, Larry Gottheim's experimental short "The Red Thread".
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