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11am SK 5K Start Location: Tennis Courts
Hosted by Sigma Kappa
6:30pm-11pm Intercultural Film Festival Newton 202 and 203
Hosted by Alliance for Community Enrichment (ACE). This annual event features four films that are relevant to one of the ACE clubs. The goal of the Intercultural Film Festival is to increase awareness of the different cultural clubs at Geneseo as well as to educate and entertain students.
The Help Newton 202
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say.
Stand and Deliver Newton 203
Jaime Escalante is a no-nonsense mathematics teacher in a tough East LA high school. Handed a classroom full of "losers" and "unteachables," Escalante is determined to turn his young charges' lives around. Drawing from his own cultural heritage, Escalante forms a bond with his largely Hispanic student body, evoking the names of famous Spaniards and Latin Americans whose great accomplishments were predicated on their ability to learn. The students gradually come to realize that the only way they'll escape their own poverty-stricken barrio is to improve themselves intellectually. The class' academic achievements soar dramatically -- too dramatically for the Educational Testing Service, which is convinced that the class' high test scores are the results of cheating.
Red Cliff Newton 202
This epic historical drama is based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty. The film opens as power hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao seeks permission to organize a mission designed to crush the two troublesome warlords who stand in his way. Vastly outnumbered by the brutal, fast-approaching army, the warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign – unrivaled in history – that changes the face of China forever.
In the Land of Blood and Honey Newton 203
Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel and Ajla, two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain.