THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Tuesday, April 10 | 7 p.m.
Free | Open to the Public
Public parking | Brazos Garage, 210 E. MLK Blvd
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent. -Fox Searchlight
Introduced by Donna Kornhaber, Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of Wes Anderson (Contemporary Film Directors Series, University of Illinois Press, 2017) and Charlie Chaplin, Director (Northwestern University Press, 2014), with a discussion afterward. Dr. Kornhaber was named a 2016 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her project Women’s Work: The Female Screenwriter and the Development of Early American Film.
Migration is a deeply human experience across all parts of the world, even as specific conditions of need, gender, geography, culture, and coercion frame particular journeys. The feature films in this series capture the emotions and stories of migrants in a multitude of settings. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member and followed by discussion of the film and the questions it raises about migration as a common experience that can both divide and unite us.
View the entire “Faces of Migration: Classic and Contemporary Films” program for Spring 2018 here. Films will be screened alternate Tuesdays in CLA, Glickman Conference Center. 7 pm. Parking: Brazos Garage, 210 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Presented by Not Even Past, The Department of History, and Institute of Historical Studies. Co-Sponsored by Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for European Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Asian American Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Humanities Media Project in the College of Liberal Arts, and Austin Film Society.