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Honors Film Series

Screenshot-2014-08-22-11.32.47Come join honors students, Honors and Scholars staff, and UT professors for a series of films that explore soical, political, and current issues.  Each film will be introduced by a guest UT professor or faculty member followed by a post-Q & A and discussion.

  • Ecstasy (1933, Gustav Machatý) – This black and white, racy film sent rifts throughout the world for its provocative scenes and themes never before seen on film.  Matthew Theriot is an Associate Professor at UT’s College of Social Work and teaches for UT’s First-Year studies program
  • Inequality for All (2013, Jacob Kornbluth) – Inequality for All is a documentary film that looks into the economy of the United States and its ever widening gap between the rich and the poor.  This film is being shown in conjunction with the Anne Mayhew Lecture, featuring Keynote Speaker Robert Reich, author of the book Inequality For All, scheduled for Tuesday September 23rd.  Benjamin Compton, UT professor in the Department of Economics, will join us for the introduction and post-film Q & A.
  • Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock) – This horror-thriller Hollywood feature is considered by many to be one of the best films ever made.  The movie explores psychology and murder mystery.  Charles Maland, film studies professor in the Department of English, will explore themes and motifs present in the film.
  • Dead Poet’s Society (1989, Peter Weir) – This film features the late Robin Williams and explores topics such as the humanities, traditional education, and the future of youth. The Honors and Scholars Program’s own Associate Provost Timothy Hulsey will be present to introduce the film and lead the Q & A.

All films will be shown in the Hodges Library Auditorium at 5:30 pm, except for Pyscho, which will be shown at 5:00 pm.

Honors Ambassadors will be present to stamp student passports.