“Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically inclined.

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Screening: My Name Is Andrea

  • October 12, 6:30 pm, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room at the Lenfest Center
  • The documentary My Name Is Andrea, a provocative and experimental documentary about feminist icon Andrea Dworkin, will be screened and followed by a conversation between writer and director Pratibha Parmar and School of the Arts faculty Tom Kalin.

Chamber Opera: The Hunt

  • October 14, 8:00 pm, Miller Theater
  • At Columbia’s Miller Theater, the chamber opera The Hunt, composed by Kate Soper, will be performed. The Hunt follows a well-worn medieval legend to explore the contemporary obsession with regulating and restricting female sexuality. Tickets are available for purchase on the Arts Initiative Website.

The Super 8 Years

  • October 12, 6:30 pm, Cowin Auditorium at Teachers College
  • The Super 8 Years is a documentary about 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Annie Ernaux and follows her life during the years her books were first published, in the 1970s and 80s. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Ernaux’s son David Ernaux-Briot. 

Jazz Goes To Bollywood

  • October 11, 6:00 pm, East Gallery at Buell Hall 
  • This presentation will recall how a group of jazz musicians fleeing racism in the US in the 1930s gave India a taste of jazz, and how those lively sounds made their way into the Bollywood movie tradition.

Ray’s Birthday Suit: A Premiere by David Del Tredici

  • October 11, 7:00 pm, Italian Academy
  • David Del Tredici and the Manhattan Quartet will perform a new show, Ray’s Birthday Suit, followed by a performance by pianist Mark Peloquin of the 2012 work Late In The Game. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The Craft (1996) Screening – Media Center Feminist Film Series

  • October 12, 6:00 pm, Milstein 105C
  • The Media Center will host a screening of the spooky cult classic The Craft, followed by a discussion about representation and the aesthetics of witchy media.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine via Author