ALS 500 & 600 ELL #3 (Spring 1)

Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the THIRD Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) WUD Film: Dear White People (2014)

Racial tensions on a predominantly white college campus are brought into the open by a black student's radio program in a brilliant "satire on being a black face in a white place" by breakout director Justin Simien. Co-presented by UW-Housing and the Campus Multicultural Center


  • Thursday, January 29th 7-8:50pm
  •  Friday, January 29th 6-7:50pm
  • Saturday, January 31 8:30-10:20pm
  • Monday, February 2 3:30-5pm

Location: Union South The Marquee, second floor

2) UW Cinematheque: The Cannon Canon "Runaway Train" 

Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay star in Oscar-nominated performances! Voight and Roberts play convicts who escape from their wintry Alaskan prison and hop a ride on a barreling freight train without an engineer. The tension mounts as the desperate men realize their situation and attempt to slow down the title behemoth. Russian exile Konchalovsky, adapting a previously unfilmed Akira Kurosawa script, proves himself a master of the action movie and existential drama.
When: Friday, January 30, 2015 8:45-10:30pm
Location:  Room 4070 Vilas Hall

3) Arboretum Night Walk : The Snow Moon

Free hike led by a naturalist. Great horned owls go quiet in February, but barred owls may be calling. If the owls are silent, we will stargaze and listen for other creatures active on a late winter night.

When: Saturday, January 31 6:30-8:30pm OR Sunday February 1 at 1-2:30pm

Location: Visitor Center at UW-Madison Arboretum

4) UW Cinematheque: Wisconsin's Own Orson Welles: The Magnificent Ambersons

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead Welles’ anticipated follow-up to Citizen Kane is a multi-generational family saga set at the turn-of-the-century, adapted from Booth Tarkington’s classic novel. Kane composer Bernard Herrmann pulled his name from the credits when his music - along with much of Welles’ original vision – was altered by the studio. It nonetheless remains a compelling, technically brilliant, and heartbreaking film.
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Location: Room 4070 Vilas Hall

5) Black History Month Kick Off Event: Soul Sunday 

A free night of theater and talented performances by First Wave artists who will be celebrating black history month and the deep rich roots that it stands for. Featuring "MANIKIN" a play written and directed by UW-Madison Senior and First Wave Scholar, Natalie Cook. The play explores gender relations between black men and black women living in modern day America.
When: Sunday, February 01, 2015
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Play Circle Theater at Memorial Union


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