Film series on racism continues

Week’s events round out with art exhibit, films, play and an interview workshop | February 3, 2003

As the weather remains dismal this week, plenty of indoor activities are offered on campus. The peace and justice program takes a look at racism in the media through its film and discussion series on Thursday, Jan. 6, with the Spike Lee film "Bamboozled." It tells the story of Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayons), a frustrated African-American TV writer who proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest. To his chagrin, it becomes a hit. The film starts at 7:00 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium, Alter Hall, with a discussion immediately following the movie. Admission is free and the series is open to the public. For more information, e-mail urmston@xu.edu or call 513 745-3320. On Wednesday, Jan. 5, job-seeking students and alumni are invited to an interview workshop at the Gallagher Student Center, Room 250. Counselors from the University’s center for career and leadership development are presenting the workshop from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on tips for interviewing for either an internship or full-time position. For more information, e-mail csc@xu.edu or call 513 745-3141. On Friday, Jan. 7, with the department of art’s film series "Strange Bedfellows" looks at movies revealing a fascinating aspect of an unusual relationship. The spring portion of the series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium, Alter Hall, with "The Princess and the Warrior." The German film with English subtitles tells the story of a young nurse, Sissi (Franka Potenta). She lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at the Birkenhof asylum, until she encounters Bodo (Benno Fürmann), an ex-soldier and drifter. Admission is free and the series is open to the public. For more information, call 513 745-3811. Friday is also the first day to see the Xavier Players production of Drag Queens on Trial. Written by Sky Gilbert, the play is a comedy about three drag queens that must defend themselves against society. The show runs from 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center studio theater through Sunday, Feb. 9. Tickets cost $3 and the show is rated "R" for language. For more information, e-mail neumeyer@xavier.edu or call 513 745-3939. Also, the department of art opened a new exhibit in the Cohen Center art gallery. Prints by artists Nicole Hand, an assistant professor of art at Murray State University, and Michael Krueger, an associate professor of art at the University of Kansas, are on display. The exhibition runs through Feb. 28 and can be viewed during gallery hours, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 513 745-3811. For a complete listing of campus events, visit the University’s calendar web page.