Saturday, September 29, 2007

Weekend Update: Saturday

So, uh, basically, if you don't have tickets to Regina Spektor and you weren't invited to Modapalooza, good luck having a social life this weekend.

Hirschfield Film Series Presents The Lives of Others
3:00 to 5:30 and 8:00 to 10:30 in Dana Auditorium

East Berlin, 1985. The Communist Party is determined to know everything about everybody. Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler is assigned to spy on a playwright and his girlfriend to gather evidence of seditious activities. But the task is complicated when the ruthless Wiesler comes face to face with his own humanity. A tragic but inspiring tale of oppression and resistance, director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck captures life under surveillance with such precision that the viewer is mesmerized. "The easy, complacent distance that informs much historical filmmaking is almost entirely absent from this supremely intelligent, unfailingly honest movie." - A. O. Scott, The New York Times. Oscar for "Best Foreign Language Film," "Best Picture," European Film Awards. In German with English subtitles. (Quoted from the Middlebury Events Calendar)

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