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Five fitting films for our time: quarantine viewing ideas

Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

by Sue Sorensen

During this time of sheltering in place and homebound leisure activities, many of us are watching more films than usual. It's unfortunate that Netflix has such a stranglehold on today's film audience. A serious shortcoming is the almost complete absence of good movies more than a few years old. Netflix offers not a single film starring Katharine Hepburn or James Stewart; neither are there any films directed by Jane Campion or Billy Wilder.

None of my recommendations, below, are on that ubiquitous platform, but all can be inexpensively rented for a day on Google Play Movies. (If I can figure it out, anyone can.) One of these films (the wonderful Paterson) can be viewed at no cost on Kanopy, the excellent streaming service available with a Winnipeg Public Library card. (Other libraries may also subscribe to Kanopy.)

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Fiction you don’t have to fear: suggestions for reading in a pandemic

Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 9:35 AM

by Sue Sorensen

In this strange time...

Are you tired of hearing phrases like in this strange time? Me too. Still, in this strange time, while looking at stacks of books I've been longing to get at, I can't help but feel conflicted. I'm not surprised at my thorny relationship with reading in a difficult time: I've been here before. One of several difficult reading experiences occurred during chemotherapy two years ago. I had all this time on my hands, but what books could I handle? (I started by reading again all the Narnia books and then the Harry Potter series.)

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The heart of the matter

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 3:18 PM

War-zone reporter and novelist turned climate researcher J. M. Ledgard recently told the New Yorker that, faced with a mess like the one humanity has made, "the only possible thing to do, is to go in an imaginative direction. Imagination at scale is our only recourse."1

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Sunday@CMU: December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Theme (Dec. 2-23): Advent/Christmas
Speaker (Dec. 2-23): Sue Sorensen

Dr. Sue Sorensen, Associate Professor of English, presents a four-part sermon series exploring Advent and Christmas.

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