SU Arts Minute - March 12-18, 2018
Welcome to Salisbury University’s Cultural Calendar Highlights for the week of March 12.
Films take center screen at SU throughout the week, beginning with the final movie in this year’s Bridges to the World International Film Festival, Monkey, on Monday, March 12. The 2016 Bulgarian movie features an eclectic mix of scenes and characters, including a mysterious Santa Claus, to champion the idea that it’s perfectly acceptable to be eccentric.
Also on March 12, the SU Women’s Forum hosts a screening of the 2016 documentary Embrace, following body image activist Taryn Brumfitt’s crusade as she explores the global issues of body loathing, and the way women feel about themselves and think about their bodies.
SU’s Middle East Film and Culture Society film series continues with the Academy Award-nominated 2014 French movie Timbuktu on Tuesday, March 13. The film follows the lives of a cattle herder and his family as their peaceful world changes drastically due to the Jihadist-ruled Timbuktu, Mali, not far from their farm.
The week’s screenings conclude with the 2011 Chilean movie The Death of Pinochet on Thursday, March 15. Part of SU’s Latin American and Spanish Film Festival, the movie explores how the sudden death of long-time dictator Augsto Pinochet in 2006 reawakened the political divisions that marked the nation’s recent history with death and violence.
A performance by Irish folk band Fellow Travelers rounds out the week’s cultural offerings at SU. The group plays during SU’s annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Wednesday, March 14.
For more information, including the times and locations of these and other events, call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at salisbury.edu
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