Exploring Refusal in Film and Theater
A deeply interdisciplinary scholar, 2017 Flexner Lecturer Bonnie Honig will draw upon film as well as literature in her analysis of refusal as a strategy of dissent and potential mode of politics.
The Flexner Lectures Program committee will sponsor a mini-series of films to invite the Bryn Mawr community as a whole to think about the issues that are important to Professor Honig’s work and to this year’s Flexner Lectures in particular.
All films will be screened in College Hall 110 on the Bryn Mawr campus, beginning at 7 p.m., and will be introduced by current Film Studies students
- Wednesday, Oct. 25: A Question of Silence (1982; director Marleen Gorris)
- Wednesday, Nov. 1: Hunger (2008; director Steve McQueen)
- Wednesday, Nov. 8: Modern Times (1936; director, Charlie Chaplin)
The Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program will also contribute to the fall 2017 Flexner Lectures with its fall production, Riot Antigone. Created and directed by guest artist Seonjae Kim, Riot Antigone is Kim’s take on Sophocles’ tragedy. It is told from the perspective of a Chorus Leader and her all-female punk band, reminiscent of the '90s' Riot Grrrl movement iconized by bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney and Bratmobile. Riot Antigone is also inspired by Bonnie Honig’s previous work on Sophocles’ play.
Through explosive live music, percussive movement and primal poetry, a chorus of young women tell the myth of Antigone through a feminist lens. A ritualistic and passionate rock concert as well as an intimate coming of age story, Riot Antigone is about the power of an individual who dares to carry a revolution upon herself.
Riot Antigone Performance Schedule
All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall, on Bryn Mawr's campus.
- Friday, Nov. 10
- Saturday, Nov. 11
- Sunday, Nov. 12
- Thursday, Nov. 16
- Friday, Nov. 17
- Saturday, Nov. 18