Campus Life

New Media Film series opens

Anyone who enjoys a good movie is sure to love the free New Media Film Series, which this year has twice the offerings. It’s the perfect opportunity to watch and talk about great films as this series presents an eclectic and enjoyable array of award winning movies from September through April.

“The evenings start with an introductory lecture by a guest faculty member to discuss points of interest in the film and what to look for when we watch it. A Q & A then follows the film,” says Aaron Taylor, New Media Film Series coordinator. “We expect it to be as interesting and engaging as last year’s series.”

Taylor hosts the first offering, Holy Motors, on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Lethbridge Public Library Theatre.

“Made in 2012, Holy Motors is a joyous, raucous tribute to film acting with Denis Lavant playing a mysterious man who is driven by limo from one strange occurrence to another,” says Taylor. “Holy Motors won the Award of the Youth at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.”

Beth Gerwin (Modern Languages) will host the second movie event, Sept. 30.

The Gleaner and I (2000) is a documentary about poverty, thrift and the curious place of scavenging in French culture. French New Wave pioneer, Agnès Varda, depicts the world of gleaners who collect and make use of what others have discarded. This movie won the 2002 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Documentary.

Film aficionados can look forward to more great films during the series including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), The Women on the 6th Floor (2010), and We Need to Talk about Kevin (2011). Get a complete schedule for the New Media Film Series at

Admission is always free!