This year we are excited to have both the Summer Film Series and the Dartmouth Summer Lecture Series back in person at River's Crossing.
This year the theme of the festival is a tribute to Toshiro Mifune and Akira Kurosawa, two great Japanese Filmmakers which includes the famous Seven Samurai (on which the American film Magnificent Seven is based). All films are shown at 2pm and are free to attend but please register in advance so that we can ensure there is enough seating.
July 8: Throne of Blood
July 15 & 22 Seven Samurai
July 29 Yojimbo
"Never, since 1860, has there been a more necessary time to address the challenges to our democracy. As the United States lurched toward the Civil War, we were confronted with many of the issues that once again rear their heads; a country hopelessly polarized; newspapers filled with untruths; the Electoral College, giving extra power to small, rural states; and possibly most significant, slavery, often called "America's Original Sin" about to bring the nation to war with itself and make race an issue that we would have to contend with up to this very day."
Register for all six lectures for $60, or individually for $12
July 7: James Campbell: The Crisis of American Polarization
July 14: Grant Tudor: Why America Needs a New Electoral System
July 21: Niambi Carter: Redefining the Meaning of Race in the 21st Century
July 28: Michelle A Amazeen: Warning: American Media May be Detrimental to Democracy
August 4: Mike Smeltzer: The Decline of Democracy
August 11: Nolan McCarty: Can America Govern Itself?
9:00AM - 11:30AM
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