• Dark Futures: Science Fiction from Germany and Austria

    This year’s annual German/Austrian Filmfest at Images Cinema focuses on science fiction. The festival, titled “Dark Futures,” presents three recent films that take place in imaginary future worlds, but tackle issues that face us here and now: fear of change, deep trauma, family conflict, and loneliness.

    ❖ Sept. 16 Endzeit / Ever After by Carolina Hellsgard
    ❖ Sept. 23 Die kommenden Tage / The Days to Come by Lars Kraume
    ❖ Sept. 30 Die Wand / The Wall by Julian Pölsler

    7pm @ Images Cinema
    Free admission. All movies are in German with English subtitles

  • Due North: Living, Researching, Writing the Russian North Pacific in an Era of Climate Crisis

    The Kamchatka Peninsula, along the Western side of the Bering Strait, is home to an ecosystem that has long sustained human beings. Yet for the past two centuries, the area became the site of an experiment where the modern ideologies of production and consumption, capitalism and communism, were and continue to be subject to the pressures of Arctic scarcity and Indigenous culture. Bathsheba Demuth, Assistant Professor of Environmental History at Brown University and Julia Phillips, writer and author of the novel Disappearing Earth (Alfred A. Knopf 2019) will join Yana Skorobogatov, Assistant Professor of Russian and Soviet History at Williams College, for a conversation about the place of the Russian North Pacific in the modern world.

    Thu, October 3rd, 2019, 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm | The Williams Bookstore