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...

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

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

Panel, “The Cultural Context of PERSEPOLIS”

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

Join Waleck Dalpour, Nasser Rohani, Ali Geshnizjani, and Linda Beck in a conversation about Persepolis that delves into Iranian history.

Reading Group and Book Giveaway

Farmington Public Library 117 Academy Street, Farmington, ME

Visit the Farmington Public Library to pick up two free award-winning autobiographical comic books!: Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis (2000) and Liz Prince's Tomboy (2014). Winner of the Rainbow Project Book List, Tomboy is a witty memoir about grappling with identity labels and stereotypes in the… Continue Reading "Reading Group and Book Giveaway"

The New Commons Film Series: PERSEPOLIS

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

Attend the lastest installment of the New Commons Film Series in a screening of the highly acclaimed film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis from 2007. Discussion to follow.

Keynote: Rachel Lindsay, “PERSEPOLIS & the “Graphic Memoir”

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

Vermond-based cartoonist Rachel Lindsay examines why comics are a powerful storytelling tool, and where Satrapi’s work fits into the medium. Rachel Lindsay's book, RX: A Graphic Memoir (2018), was the featured book for US National Network of Libraries of Medicine's mental health month 2019, and was… Continue Reading "Keynote: Rachel Lindsay, “PERSEPOLIS & the “Graphic Memoir”"

Rachel Lindsay, “Workshop: Make Your Own Comic Book!”

North Dining Hall (Olson Student Center), University of Maine at Farmington Academy Street, Farmington

Graphic memoirist Rachel Lindsay will teach you how to create a cartoon version of yourself, which you will use to write and draw your own six-page mini-comic biography (and we do mean mini!). All skill levels welcome.