Studio B

ArtStreet Film Series

Films will be screened on Fridays at 8 p.m. in ArtStreet Studio B with refreshments, guest hosts and brief post-film discussions. Free and open to the public.

Spring 2014 Films

Jan. 24: Taken
Hosted by Tony Talbott (Political Science and Human Rights) and Jeff Geers (Communication). In this 2008 French action thriller film, Liam Neeson plays a former CIA operative who sets about tracking down his daughter after she is kidnapped by human traffickers while traveling in France. Presented in conjunction with IDENTIFICATION: Amy Kollar AndersonView the official trailer >>

Jan. 31: Flesh: A Documentary About Sex Trafficking in the U.S.
Hosted by Be FREE Dayton. This shocking documentary calls into question our definitions of slavery, human trafficking, and prostitution in the United States. This is a story told by those in the business of prostitution and those seeking to end it. Together they offer startling perspectives on what drives trafficking here in the U.S. Presented in conjunction with IDENTIFICATION: Amy Kollar AndersonVisit the film website >>

Feb. 7: The Abolitionists
The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Presented as part of Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, in partnership with University Libraries.

Feb. 14: Slavery by Another Name
Slavery by Another Name is about the huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men, that lasted until World War II. Presented as part of Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, in partnership with University Libraries.

Feb. 21: Freedom Riders
Freedom Riders tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement interstate busing protest campaign. Presented as part of Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, in partnership with University Libraries.

Feb. 28: The Loving Story
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Presented as part of Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, in partnership with University Libraries.

March 14: Miss Representation
Hosted by Jana Bennett (Women's & Gender Studies, Religious Studies). This documentary explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. Presented in partnership with the UD Women’s Center. Presented in conjunction with METAMORPHOSIS: The Inner Beauty ProjectVisit the film website >>

March 28: Finding the Funk
Hosted by band members of Gem City. Directed by cultural critic Nelson George, this VH1 Rock Doc chronicles one of pop music’s most beloved genres, exploring both the components and the innovative artists behind funk’s rise throughout the 1970s. The film gets a helping hand from The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who provides narration, as well as memories and insights from legends like Bootsy Collins, Sly Stone, D’Angelo, Shelia E and many more! Presented in conjunction with VOICES: America's Music, in partnership with Street Sounds and Only WonderUS. Watch the trailer >>

April 4: The Punk Singer
A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. Presented in conjunction with VOICES: America's Music, in partnership with Street Sounds and Only WonderUS. Visit the film website >>