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Humanities to the Rescue – 2018

 

An Evening with Margaret Atwood | Friday, March 9

This four day event opens on Friday, March 9 (8:00 pm) with “An Evening with Margaret Atwood” (2017-18 Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Humanities) and continues through the weekend (March 10-12) with an environmental film festival curated by UB Professor of History Adam Rome. The environmental theme is a continuation of the 2017 Buffalo Humanities Festival: Environments.

One of the remarkable achievements of Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction, from her 1985 The Handmaid’s Tale to her recent MaddAddam trilogy, is its efficacy as diagnosis, jeremiad, and elegy. Her dystopian visions have the power to move readers from willful ignorance or despair to self-reflection, understanding, hope and action.

Tickets for “An Evening with Margaret Atwood” at the Center for the Arts (MainStage) are now on-sale. Student tickets are available for purchase at the UB Center for the Arts Box Office; no online sales. General and VIP Tickets can be purchased either at the box office or online at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1571070

Ticket pricing:
Students: $8
General: $30 (+ $2 per ticket for online purchases)

For group tickets, please send inquiries via email to huminst@buffalo.edu

Humanities to the Rescue: Environmental Film Festival | March 10-12

This three day film festival showcases work by five documentary filmmakers who have tried in very different ways to spark environmental activism. What works and what doesn’t?

Curated by UB Professor of History Adam Rome. The environmental theme is a continuation of the 2017 Buffalo Humanities Festival: Environments.

Click here for details.

Films

Saturday, March 10

Center for the Arts Screening Room (112 CFA)

3:00 pm | The Age of Stupid, Dir. Franny Armstrong (2014), 1 hr. 29 mins.

5:30 pm | A Sea Change, Dir. Barbara Ettinger (2009), 1 hr. 23 mins.

Sunday, March 11

Center for the Arts Screening Room (112 CFA)

3:00 pm | Merchants of Doubt, Dir. Robert Kenner (2014), 1 hr. 36 mins.

5:30 pm | The Age of Consequences, Dir. Jared P. Scott (2016), 1 hr. 20 mins.

Monday, March 12

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue

7:00 pm | In the Air: A Work in Progress Screening with Director John Fiege

Additional sponsorship provided by UB RENEW.

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