Maxi Glamour, “‘Life on Mars?’ Drag Show and Workshop”

Brooks Student Center, University of Southern Maine (Gorham) 32 Campus Avenue, Gorham, ME

Join host Maxi Glamour (award-wining drag artist from St. Louis), Arabella LaDessé (Boston Drag Idol 2019 and Portland’s Blackstone’s Princess 2020), and Jakk Bloodstone (acclaimed New England-based drag artist) for an afternoon exploring the intersection of queerness and science fiction through David Bowies work.… Continue Reading "Maxi Glamour, “‘Life on Mars?’ Drag Show and Workshop”"

Stephen Grandchamp, “David Bowie 101: A Video Introduction to David Bowie”

Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington Academy Street, Farmington, ME

Are you new to the music and visual artistry of David Bowie? Then this event is for you! Dr. Stephen Grandchamp (Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities at UMF) will screen and discuss four critical music videos from the career of David Bowie… Continue Reading "Stephen Grandchamp, “David Bowie 101: A Video Introduction to David Bowie”"

Martha Mooke, “Mission: Imagination”

Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington Academy Street, Farmington, ME

Electro-acoustic violist and David Bowie collaborator Martha Mooke explores and interprets David Bowie’s "search for unconscious intelligence", inspired by his creative process of combining disassociated ideas to spark the creative muse.

The New Commons Film Series: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington Academy Street, Farmington, ME

The New Commons Film Series presents THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, the classic 1976 science fiction film starring David Bowie as alien Thomas Jerome Newton. Bowie was an artist of many talents, so be sure to attend this event to grapple with his… Continue Reading "The New Commons Film Series: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH"

The New Commons Film Series: GET OUT

Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington Academy Street, Farmington, ME

The New Commons Project presents a free and public screening of Jordan Peele's new horror classic Get Out (2017) as part of the larger exploration of the film's political resonance throughout the month.

The New Commons Film Series: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington Academy Street, Farmington, ME

As part of its month-long consideration of Get Out (2017) and its political interventions, the New Commons Film Series presents George A. Romero's 1968 political zombie classic The Night of the Living Dead.

Keynote: Kevin Wynter, “The Final Brother: On Horror and Black Survivability”

Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington Academy Street, Farmington, ME

Do Black people always die first in horror movies? Is it possible to be Black and successfully survive a horror film? This talk examines the status of Black representations in the horror genre from Blaxploitation cinema to the horror parodies of the late 90s/early… Continue Reading "Keynote: Kevin Wynter, “The Final Brother: On Horror and Black Survivability”"

Aaron Wyanski, “GET OUT and Horror Soundtracks”

Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington Academy Street, Farmington, ME

Join Dr. Aaron Wyanski (composer, pianist, and Assistant Professor of Music Composition at UMF) for a critical exploration of soundtracks of horror films over the last century, with particular discussion of Michael Abels' soundtrack to Get Out.

Max Alvarez, “What Is A Worker’s Life Worth?: Gen Z, Millennials, and the Death of the American Dream” Lecture and Workshop

The Landing University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street, Farmington, ME

The pandemic and the Great Resignation have recently revived the question at the center of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman: "What is a worker's life worth?" Join Max Alvarez, host of Working People podcast and Editor in Chief at The Real News Network,...

Max Alvarez, “Workers’ Rights and Current Strikes: Reading Death of A Salesman in a New Era of Labor Unrest” Local Workers Roundtable

Roberts Learning Center 131, University of Maine at Farmington 270 Main Street, Farmington, ME

With thousands of workers on strike and millions having left their jobs in the past month, we are in a crucial era of redefining work and worker’s rights. Join Max Alvarez in a roundtable discussion on today’s most pressing labor issues with Andy O’Brien...