The Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona will host a conference for graduate students in feminist philosophy and related areas on February 8–9, 2020. The conference will be held in Tucson, Arizona.
The keynote speakers will be Elizabeth Barnes (Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia) and Connie Rosati (Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona).
The conference is organized by Karolina Wisniewska, Caroline King, Anna-Bella Sicilia and Ding.
The Loft Film Fest has been described by Filmmaker Magazine as being “geared truly toward cinephiles of nearly every stripe,” and praised for its “phantasmagorical programming … and astute choice of guests,” the Loft Film Fest was created in 2010 as a showcase for the very best independent, foreign and classic cinema. For eight days in November the Loft Film Fest provides an intimate and unique setting for film fans to experience hand-selected festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, etc., and to meet internationally-renowned artists from the world of independent cinema.
The following films, which highlight underrepresented identities in the arts, may be of specific interest to those in the Confluencenter community:
THE CHAMBERMAID (https://loftcinema.org/2019/10/03/the-chambermaid/) Set
entirely inside an opulent, one-percenter Mexico City high-rise hotel, Lila
Avilés’ stunning debut follows Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a young maid working
the day shift as she navigates the various challenges that come with her job.
Oscillating between cleaning bathrooms, changing linens, and impromptu
childcare sessions for pampered guests, Eve’s days are packed—all done
far away from her own four-year-old son Ruben.
THE INFILTRATORS (https://loftcinema.org/2019/10/15/the-infiltrators/) In
2012, members of a motley crew of undocumented youth activists known as
DREAMers willingly handed themselves over to the Florida Border Patrol. While
locked up inside the crowded for-profit Broward Transitional Center, they
would attempt to hatch their plan: free the detainees—and
themselves—before being deported.
SELENA (https://loftcinema.org/2019/10/17/selena-lff/) Featuring a special
live introduction by 2019 Lofty Achievement Award recipient, Oscar-nominated
actor/producer/director Edward James Olmos! The vibrant, music-filled drama
Selena tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American star from
South Texas whose life tragically ended just as she was taking Tejano where
it had never gone - into mainstream America.
TEMBLORES (Tremors) (https://loftcinema.org/2019/10/15/temblores-tremors/) In
this deeply personal follow-up to his landmark debut Ixcanul, director Jayro
Bustamante shifts his focus from rural Guatemala to the denizens of Guatemala
City but once again set his sights on an individual caught between two
seeming irreconcilable worlds.
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
(https://loftcinema.org/2019/10/17/windows-on-the-world/) Featuring star
Edward James Olmos and director Michael D. Olmos in person! An immigrant’s
son takes an epic journey from Mexico to New York City as he searches for his
father (Edward James Olmos), who was an undocumented worker in the World
Trade Center, and has disappeared after 9/11.
Location: Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721
Description: The exhibit A History of Walls: The Borders We Build explores four significant historic walls built by nation-states. From the Israel/West Bank Barrier to the Great Wall of China, from the Berlin Wall to the wall along the US-Mexico border, A History of Walls looks at the history of and meaning behind these imposing infrastructural elements.
Presented in both English and Spanish, A History of Walls invites visitors to ask these questions:
What were/are these walls meant do?
What did they mean in the beginning, and what do we understand them to mean now?
This community symposium provides space to reflect upon abandoned terms such as: "transsexual," "tranny," "stealth," "transition," "sex," and others. By looking at these concepts, we ask: Why were certain conceptualizations of sex/gender championed over others?...for more information click here!
Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd
Friday, Sept. 6 at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St
Saturday, Sept. 7 at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St