LGBT film series returns with historical drama
The “Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen” film series, sponsored by the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, will screen “Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Textor 103.
The drama is based on the true story of Evelyn Hooker, a woman in the 1950s who argued against the widely popular idea that homosexuality was a mental illness.
Admission to the film is free and open to the public.
Handwerker features faculty photography
Ron Jude, associate professor of cinema, photography and media arts, and Nicholas Muellner, assistant professor of cinema, photography and media arts, are displaying original photographic works at the Handwerker Gallery through Feb. 18.
Jude’s series, “Alpine Star,” attempts to examine social and cultural tones in the photography of his hometown newspaper.
Muellner is presenting his own series, “Moscow Plastic Arts,” which contains pictures of Moscow. He relates them to Soviet Socialist Realism and Minimalism in the 1960s.
Muellner will give a lecture titled “The Photograph Commands Indifference” at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Gannett 112. A second lecture will be held at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 6.
Visitors may purhase signed copies of both artists’ books at the gallery.
Admission to the Handwerker Gallery is free and open to the public.
The Commons to host annual artistic festival
Each year, The Commons play host to a collection of presentations by artists, musicians and scientists, known as the Light in Winter festival.
The festivities begin with The King of Instruments from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church, 315 N.
Cayuga St. George Damp will play the organ, as well as teach the audience the science behind his instrument.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre will perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the State Theatre. The group will perform “Aquatica,” “The Empty Suitor,” “Gnomen,” “Symbioses” and “Day Two.”
A performance by “Bang on a Can All-Stars with Iva Bittova” will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the State Theatre. The sextet fuses classical, rock and jazz music. Bittova is a singer and violinist from Czechoslovakia.
Light in Winter comes to a close with “The Birds That Roar,” a musical presentation and exploration of bird sounds at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the State Theatre, 107 W. State St.
For a complete listing of Light in Winter events, as well as an inside look at the festival, visit www.lightinwinter.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.ithacaevents.com or call 273–4497.