FREE THURSDAY

Free Thursdays
CHANGE YOUR THURSDAY-NIGHT PROGRAMMING
A WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE TOURS, FILMS, TALKS, AND MORE


THURSDAYS,
OCTOBER 5, 19, AND 26, 2000

FREE

THE WALKER'S WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE FILMS, TALKS, AND MORE CONTINUES. DROP BY ANY THURSDAY IN OCTOBER TO EXPLORE A TRULY DIVERSE RANGE OF TOPICS--FROM INDEPENDENT VIDEO IN CANADA TO ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST, FROM NEW AMERICAN POETRY TO THE ART OF CULTURE-JAMMING.


OCTOBER 5
FREE TALK: RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGY AND THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, 6:30 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Mansour Farhang, professor of international relations and Middle Eastern politics at Bennington College in Vermont, will speak about the freedom of expression in relation to the work of Salman Rushdie.
FREE OPEN HOUSE FOR STUDENTS, 5-10 PM
There are collectors and there are collectors. Lucky for you, we'll be exploring both types at this free Open House for Students. From culture jammers who stockpile tidbits of consumer culture and rework them for subversive ends to art lovers who carefully select new pieces for their collections at home, here's your chance to examine collecting in many of its weird and/or wonderful forms.

OCTOBER 19
FREE FILMS: IN THE FLESH, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
In celebration of Magnetic North, the Walker's showcase of Canadian video, Free Thursdays hosts a series of short films linked by their shared theme of the body.
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Mark Nowak
photo: Carolyn Erler

OCTOBER 26
FREE VERSE: MARK NOWAK, 7:30 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Mark Nowak will read from his first collection of poetry, Revenants (Coffee House Press, 2000), which explores the Polish-American neighborhoods in and around Buffalo, New York, finding collective truths in the particularity of a unique culture. The program will include a screening of Stan Brakhage's Riddle of the Lumen and a short film by the poet. Nowak is the editor of Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics (voted Best Literary Zine 1999 by City Pages) and an associate professor at the College of St. Catherine. This is the inaugural installment of Free Verse, an episodic Free Thursday program specifically for poets and writers.
FREE FILMS: SEEN ON THE BODY, 7:30 PM, AUDITORIUM
Magnetic North and Free Thursdays continue with an encore program presentation.



FREE THURSDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS.