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Feb 14

MU Film Festival: We Are All Connected

Friday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Ethics Week 2020
MU Film Festival: We Are All Connected: Migration, Compassion & Cultural Encounter on Film - Then & Now

Location: Gailhac Hall, Room G115

The Mission (1984) Dir. Roland Joffé, Starring Robert DeNiro, Jeremy Irons, Aidan Quinn, Liam Neeson. This Oscar-winning film depicts the tension between European Jesuits who travelled to South America to bring Christianity to the newly colonised inhabitants and their threat to the slave trade of Spanish and Portuguese empires.  
10:00 AM, Gailhac G115
And the Band Played On (1993) Dir. Robert Spottiswoode
This adaptation of Randy Shilts' journalistic studies the early days of the CDC's research into the international outbreak of a virus that would be named AIDS. The film touches on issues of international immigration, medical research, and the intersection of politics, disease and migration. In 1981, epidemiologist Don Francis (Matthew Modine) learns of an increased rate of death among gay men in urban areas. The startling information leads him to begin investigating the outbreak, which is ultimately identified as AIDS. His journey finds mostly opposition from politicians and doctors as people continue dying at an ever-increasing pace.
3:00 PM, Gailhac G115
As part of a celebration of Marymount's 70th birthday, MU Film Fest is encouraging the community to use film to talk about the legacy of Catholic compassion for families and people in the process of migration. Look for "pop up" films in your courses and on campus throughout the semester.