Monthly Archives: February 2018

Alan Lutkus International Film Series Presents “Throne of Blood” (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)


The Alan Lutkus International Film Series Presents:

Throne of Blood (Japan, dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1957)

Thursday, March 1. 7 p.m. in Newton 204.

Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu (Toshiba Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki) are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s scheming wife, Asaji (Isuzu Yamada), presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit’s prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa’s resetting of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films. Presented by Dr. Jun Okada, Associate
Professor, English and Film Studies.

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Medieval Banquet 2018

                                            Geneseo Medieval Banquet:
                                              “The Lady and the Unicorn”
                                 22 March 2018 at 6.30PM, Big Tree Inn
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Join us for an evening of medieval feasting, music, poetry, and prizes!

Tickets are $7 for students and $25 for the general public. Purchase them online at\onlineordering (click on “Big Tree Events”) using your CAS account or credit cards; for cash sales, please visit the English Department Office (Welles 226) between 8AM and 4PM, Monday-Friday. Ticket sales begin on Wednesday, 21 February and continue until Wednesday, 14 March.

 Banquet made possible with generous assistance from the Departments of English, History, Languages and Literatures, and the Office of the Provost.

Alan Lutkus International Film Series presents “The Lion in Winter”

(Forwarded from events-l)

This Thursday, the Alan Lutkus International Film Series Presents:

Thursday, February 8. 7 p.m. in Newton 204. The Lion in Winter (U.K., dir. Anthony Harvey, 1968)

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It’s Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry’s wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option. Presented by Dr. Graham Drake, Professor of English and Interim Director of Medieval Studies.

Department of English, State University of New York, Geneseo