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The Theory of Everything

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Sat, Jan 31, 7:00 pm, SSCB Lecture Hall
$4.00 or Free with a UHCL Student ID
Speaker: David Garrison, PhD, UHCL SCE & Paulette Bennett, Care Service Manager, Greater Houston and East Texas ALS Chapter

Screened in partnership with UHCL Physics Club

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire"). (c) Focus

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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Sat, Feb 14, 3:00 pm, SSCB Lecture Hall
Sat, Feb 14, 6:00 pm, SSCB Lecture Hall
$4.00 or Free to families with any UHCL ID

Critics Consensus: Boasting narrative depth, frank honesty, and exquisite visual beauty, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a modern animated treasure with timeless appeal.

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Sat, Feb 28, 7:00 pm, SSCB Lecture Hall
$4.00 or Free to families with any UHCL ID
Speaker: Joyce Delores Taylor, Alumni and Community Relations

Presented in partnership with UHCL Black Students Association

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.

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Food Chains

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Fri, Mar 6, 7:00 pm, Bayou Building 2512
Free Admission
Speaker: TBA

Presented in partnership with the UHCL HACER.

Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry. Supermarkets earn $4 trillion globally and have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet supermarkets take no responsibility for this.

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Out of Cordoba

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Sat, May 2, 7:00 pm, Bayou Theatre
$4.00 or Free to families with any UHCL ID
Speaker: Director Jacob Bender, Out of Cordoba

Presented in partnership with the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Out of Cordoba is a feature documentary about Jews, Muslims, and Christians struggling for coexistence and against the hijacking of their respective religions by extremists. The film profiles several contemporary people of faith, who, inspired by two “wise men” from the city of Cordoba in medieval Spain — Averroes the Muslim, and Rabbi Moses Maimonides the Jew — are challenging the propositions that there is an inevitable “clash of civilizations” between the West and the Muslim world, an incompatibility between Islam and democracy, and an unsolvable conflict between Muslims and Jews.


Sonia Hernandez
Film Curator
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-2560

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