UW Faculty Auxiliary

March 8, 2017

Afternoon at the Movies

It’s been really fun at this new interest group. We have seen some great Oscar winning performances and films in different genres: black comedy, affliction movie, fairy tale musical, a couple biopics, and historical films, with conversations afterwards.

Year 2014-15

November:     Birdman– Oscar winning black comedy

December:      In the Woods– musical by Stephen Sondheim

January:          Selma-the story of Martin Luther King and the march for voting rights

February:        Imitation Game-historical thriller about solving the Enigma Code

March:            Still Alice– with Julianne Moore as a University Professor who has Alzheimer’s.

April:              Woman in Gold-with Helen Mirren

May:               The Age of Adaline with Blake Lively as a woman who doesn’t age


Year 2015-16

October           The Martian Matt Damon as an astronaut left on Mars

November       Spectre 007 filmed in the

December       Brooklyn an Irish immigrant girl arrives in Brooklyn

January           Spotlight reports investigate systemic sexual abuse by priest in Boston

February         Hail, Caesar a farce of the movie industry with George Clooney

March             The Big Short a hedge fund manager predicts the financial crisis

April               Eye in the Sky Helen Murrin commands a drone in Kenya

May                 The Jungle Book live action adventures of Mogli


Year 2016-17

October           Queen of Katwe a chess club from the slums wins tournaments 

November       —

Dcember       Arrival Amy Adams as a linguist communicates with aliens

January           Hidden Figures Story of African American women mathematicians at NASA

February:        La La Land an actress and musician break into show business in LA

 March             Moonlight chronicles of the childhood, adolescence, and young adult African American