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Feb. 17, 2013 to Feb. 23, 2013

Leonard Oakland Film Festival - Film #2 Get Low; Movie #1 Jackie Brown
  • Feb. 22, 2013

Film #2: Get Low

Director: Aaron Schneider, rated PG-13, 2009
A recluse emerges from the Tennesee woods after 40 years; he is the topic of much town gossip--includng rumors that he's a cold-hearted killer. He walks into a funeral parlor, announces plans to throw himself an epic party before his impending death, and surpirses eveyrone at the much- anticipated gathering by revealing why he shunned society for life in the woods.

Movie No. 1: Jackie Brown

Director: Quentin Taratino, rated R, 1997
A flight attendant gets caught smuggling gun money and has to choose whether to rat out her murderous boss or keep quiet and do time. She meets a burned-out older guy whose marriage has fallen apart, and he becomes instrumental in both her life and her plan to stay out of jail and cop a million-dollar payoff.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall - Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Kessler at 509.777.3449 or nkessler@whitworth.edu.

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Leonard Oakland Film Festival 2013 - Film #3: 4 Little Girls; Movie #2: Bill Cosby: Himself
  • Feb. 23, 2013

Film #3: 4 Little Girls

Director: Spike Lee, rated NR, 2001
In 1963, four girls, ages 11-14, were killed in an infamous church bombing in Birmingham, Ala. This movie, Spoke Lee's first feathure-length documentary, examines not only the crime, its aftermath, and its pivotal place in cvil-rights history, but the lives of the four girls as their family and friends remember them.

Movie #2: Bill Cosby: Himself

In this concert movie from the zenith of Cosby's on-stage comedic career, the Cos holds court on subjects ranging from childbirth to substance abuse. While his subjects can be serious, his perspectives are usually hilarious and always entertaining.

The program opens with winners of the 2012 student-made short-film contest.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall - Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Kessler at 509.777.3449 or nkessler@whitworth.edu.

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Leonard Oakland Film Festival 2013 - Film #1 Footnote
  • Feb. 21, 2013

A professor and his son enter into a heated competition when their roles are reversed. The son has relied on recognition to fuel his sense of self-worth, while his father has shunned the spotlight. But a prestigious honor reveals the father's vanity, and the son's intense jealousy drives him to consider the unthinkable.

Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall - Robinson Teaching Theatre

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Kessler at 509.777.3449 or nkessler@whitworth.edu.

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Portland Professional Networking Event
  • Feb. 21, 2013

Join us to network formally and informally with fellow Whitworthians and dynamic professionals in the Portland area while you reconnect with Whitworth staff and faculty.

Tim Wilkinson, Ph.D., the Charles L. Boppell Dean of Whitworth’s School of Global Commerce & Management, will moderate a panel discussion with three Portland-area business and community leaders: Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville, a Portland-based restaurant known for its use of local and natural ingredients and its commitment to sustainability; Jill Nelson, founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists, whose mission is to perpetuate meaningful connections in an increasingly technology-focused, virtual world; and Jon Collins, co-founder and managing partner of Epipheo, a marketing agency whose mission is "Truth, Story, Love."

Your registration includes entrance to the event, hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash wine bar will be available.

The event will be held in the Billy Frank, Jr., Conference Center at Ecotrust.

Location: Ecotrust - 721 NW 9th Ave

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Dawson at 509.777.3707 or kdawson@whitworth.edu.

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