// Reminder: Film Discussion "Inglorious Basterds" Wednesday at 7PM Perini | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

 The Saint Anselm College  Film Discussion Series

 

~Presents~

Quentin Tarantino’s
“Inglorious Basterds”

(2009)

What is the line between vengeance and justice?  Or, the difference between righteous anger and wrath?  Is there some catharsis to be had in the spectacle of public accountability and restitution?  Or, should we feel ashamed for the illicit pleasure we take in the punishment of ostensibly evil deeds?  Moreover, what is the purpose of such acts, is it truly to quell public outrage?  Or, is its purpose intended to dissuade future injustices by inspiring terror?  And, if it is the latter, what distinguishes such capital punishments from terrorism?  And, perhaps most importantly, why is the word Basterds spelled with the letter e in the title of this film?  Join us on September 15thto find out as we explore these questions and others with a screening and discussion of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds.  Nominated for the Palm d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival as well as eight different Academy Awards, Inglorious Baterds tells the story of a fictional group of Jewish soldiers deployed behind enemy lines in Nazi occupied France to terrorize the enemy.  Starring Brad Pit as Lt. Aldo Raine and Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa, this film grabs the audience from its first tension filled moments and makes them, like the citizens of WWII Europe themselves, complicit in all of the violence that follows.  So join us for our inaugural screening in the Florida Southern College Film Series.   (Drew Dalton)

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Wednesday, September 15th @ 7:00, Perini Hall

Contact ccadena@anselm.edu or dbanach@anselm.edu   for questions or details

 

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Philosophy Club Discussion
Language: Time and Trust


Time
September 17 · 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location Bradley House Lounge

Created By
Philosophy Club At Saint Anselm College

More Info Language: Time and Trust
Second guessing a conversation with a professor or a love-interest as you walk away... what if you could trust? Can you? Homo sapiens are creatures of tools, beauty, tomb stones, and language. When we speak we consecrate a moment which is unchangeable- the moment of true intention. At this coming Philosophy Club meeting we will discuss the experience of language and its implications for us.
A situation to think about:
You are put in prison with a non-English speaking cell mate. You have no communication with people other than with him. Eventually you come to be able to communicate in a language that is specific for the two of you. How did this ability come together. How can you discuss anything beyond the four walls in which you are 

Some Food for thought:

Imagine a World without Words

Video and link to NY times article

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