Being snowed in this week may have given some the opportunity to catch up on the films nominated for this year's Academy Awards, airing February 22 on ABC. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Andrew Black, Murray State English and Philosophy Department Assistant Professor and Specialist in Media Studies, with a preview of some of the nominees and his pick for Best Picture.
Murray State University begins Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative events early with a candlelight vigil and march Sunday evening, with community breakfasts Saturday in Paducah and Monday in Murray. A series of presentations follow, including the screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom by Cinema International. MSU Multi-Cultural Affairs Director S.G. Carthell and Cinema International Coordinator Tim Johns join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about MLK Day and diversity events this semester.
Murray State's weekly film series free for campus and community opens tonight with a blockbuster and assistant professor of English Andy Black joins us on Sounds Good for an overview of the season, kicking off with this weekend with The Grand Budapest Hotel and including our partnership: WKMS Sci-Fi Friday feature! (Ack ack ack)
Dr. Tim Johns of Murray State's English and Philosophy Department previews the spring lineup for their Cinema International film series, which includes recent award-winning films from Belgium, South Korea, China, Israel, Norway, and more. Kid With a Bike showed last weekend (January 16-18), this week (January 23-25) is the South Korean big-budget western film The Good, The Bad, The Weird.
Murray State’s Cinema International Program is underway with the beginning of classes this week. English and Philosophy associate professor Tim Johns joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the first show: The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. Tim previews the season ahead including free film showings from France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Japan, the UK and Greece. Also, they talk about perceptions of foreign films in the US and among American students in general. See the complete schedule and film descriptions, here.
Murray State's Cinema International is including "Between Two Rivers" the 2012 Documentary about Cairo, IL, in this week's features with a showing tomorrow night (first showing was Thursday night). Tim Johns is Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator, Jesse Stuart Fellowship, in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State and is becoming active with the Cinema International organization on campus.