By Bob Devine
Acclaimed movie, “Cesar Chavez” will be shown tonight and tomorrow, July 31 and Aug. 1, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. This breakout hit won honors at the South by Southwest Film Festival and stars Michael Pena, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson in the story of the famed labor leader whose efforts to change farm worker conditions in America helped spur changes in civil rights. The USA Today writes, “Not only powerful but timely, given divided attitudes toward immigration and unionization today.” (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/chavez.
This week’s Concert on the Quad is replaced by Montana Shakespeare in the Park performing “Romeo and Juliet” tonight at 6 p.m. on the ISU Quad. The tragic Shakespeare classic finds two star crossed lovers trying to find a way to be together while avoiding the rivalries of their two families. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Rain site is in the Pond Student Union.
Looking ahead to next week, DisneyNature’s “Bears” will be shown next Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5 and 6, at 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, featuring the story of a bear family in Alaska whose young cubs grow up learning the lessons of the wild. (Rated G) Admission is $2 for the public, $1 for ISU staff, or free for ISU summer students.
Summer movies at ISU will conclude next Thursday, Aug. 7, with International Film Award winner, “Imagine” playing at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Admission is free for this charming film that delivers a powerful look at an unorthodox instructor for the blind who teaches them to look with their other senses, attune their hearing, and trust what they’re feeling, so they can live a fuller lifestyle. Due to strong accents, this film will have English subtitles. All are welcome to attend. Donations are appreciated, but not required. For more information and trailer, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/imagine.
The final summer Concert on the Quad will be next Thursday, Aug. 7, with headliner Bushwalla performing at 7 p.m. with opening act Ian McFeron Band starting things off at 6 p.m. According to press releases, Bushwalla is a South Carolina, singer, song-juggler, and self-proclaimed “Original Gangster of Cleveland,” bringing a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop, folk, and funk with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism. All are welcome to attend.
Bob Devine is the coordinator for the Pocatello Film Society. If you would like your campus-related event included in future columns, please send information to Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.