David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive is a singular masterpiece, harnessing the director’s deepest emotions in an inimitable way, and narratively playing with multiple diegetic levels in a mise-en-abyme structure, continuously deferring the story’s origin within another origin. This masterwork has spawned cinematic stepchildren in topsy-turvy American independent films of the next two decades. 2001. R. 146 minutes. Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Contact: Megan Fossa, mefossa@colby.edu, 207-859-4165


Be among the first to preview the new film by Oak Fellow Jinyan Zeng, tentatively titled Born a Chinese Woman, in which Chinese women struggle and protest for individual and collective autonomy: rural women working in world factories, female intellectuals speaking in secret and underground spaces, performance artists addressing violence against women. Zeng’s new film, about to be finalized and released, connects women around the world who are healing from pain and trauma. Sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights.

Contact: Lindsey Cotter-Hayes, oakhr@colby.edu, 207-859-5304


A Pugh Wellness Week Pugh Community Coffee on mental health, wellness, and dealing with chronic pain and illness on Colby’s campus.


This will be a Pugh Community Coffee on Mental Health and Wellness specifically as they relate to chronic pain and illness and how to survive/thrive while at Colby.


An adaptation created by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Toby Bercovici based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The story of Katherina Minola, a fiercely independent young woman held in captivity by her father and then sold into marriage to the highest bidder. Her husband Petruchio recognizes her brilliance, and, in his words, the “two raging fires meet together [and] consume the thing that feeds their fury.” Shakespeare’s passionate love story and searing critique of gender roles are turned here into a fresh and politically relevant musical adaptation. Free tickets are available here.


An adaptation created by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Toby Bercovici based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The story of Katherina Minola, a fiercely independent young woman held in captivity by her father and then sold into marriage to the highest bidder. Her husband Petruchio recognizes her brilliance, and, in his words, the “two raging fires meet together [and] consume the thing that feeds their fury.” Shakespeare’s passionate love story and searing critique of gender roles are turned here into a fresh and politically relevant musical adaptation. Free tickets are available here.