Film Series

Spring 2018screening/discussion:
“The Higher Ground”, featuring facilitators Mary Meg Donnelly and Emily Tilton. Cosponsored with Phi Sigma Tau Zeta (GA), Center for Ethics Student Forum, Fighting Forward, GSU Young Democrats, The Philosophers’ Guild: April 9, 2018

Fall 2017 ethics-in-film series
Monday, September 11: “Get Out” (2017) Director-Jordan Peele.
Facilitators: GSU instructors Hansen Breitling and Mary Meg Donnelly
Monday, September 25: “Never Let Me Go” (2010) Director-Mark Romanek.
Facilitators: GSU instructors Hansen Breitling and Tyler Vanwulven
Monday, October 9:”Moonlight” (2016) Director-Barry Jenkins.
Facilitators: GSU instructors Mary Meg Donelly and Luke Pizzato
Monday, October 23: “Selma” (2014) Director-Ava DuVernay.
Facilitators: Luke Pizzato and Tyler Vanwulven

Fall 2016 ethics-in-film series: Humanization and Dehumanization in Cinema
Cosponsored by GSU Housing and Center for Ethics Student Forum.
Th Sept 8, 2016: Ex Machina: Lofts classroom, 6 PM
Discussants: Paul DuMond and Stephanie Hare
Th Sept 22, 2016: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Lofts Classroom, 6 PM
Discussants: Mercer Gary and Katie Kirkland
Th October 6, 2016: Coming to America, Commons meeting room (L103-104), 6 PM
Discussants: Shaila Bora and Kristen Indergand
Th October 20, 2016: Pariah: Commons meeting room (L103-104), 6 PM
Discussants: Shayla Robinson and Adreanna Nattiel

All films free. Contact Mercer Gary for further info at [email protected]

Fall 2015 ethics-in-film series: Feminism and Cinema
Cosponsored by GSU Housing and Center for Ethics Student Forum.
Commons Meeting Room All shows start at 6:00 PM.
Mean Girls (2004) – Tuesday, September 22 panelists – Meagan Malone, Andrew Vierra, and Benjamin Goldstein (Department of Philosophy)
The Help (2011) – Thursday, October 15 panelists – Shalia Bora and Gregory Blakemore
Pacific Rim (2013) – Tuesday, November 10 panelists – Jeremy Sakovich and Suzanne Neefus
Legally Blonde (2001) – Tuesday, December 1 panelists – Mandy Long, Mercer Gary, and Samuel Elalouf

Fall 2014 ethics-in-film series: Personal Identity and Cinema
Cosponsored by GSU Housing and Center for Ethics Student Forum.
Fight Club, September 22, 2014
Memento, October 6, 2014.
Looper: October 20, 2014

Fall 2013 series: Punishment, Forgiveness, and Cinema
Cosponsored by GSU Housing and Center for Ethics Student Forum
September 16, 2013 – “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” featuring panelist philosophers: Nicole Vincent, Adam Schmidt, and Hyoung Kim
October 14, 2013 – 21 Grams, featuring panelist philosophers: Chetan Cetty, Katie Punsly, and Maria Mejia
October 21, 2013 – American History X, featuring panelist philosophers Jesse Green and Dan Mendez
October 28, 2013 – Do the Right Thing, featuring panelist philosophers Andrew Altman, Hyoung Kim, and Adam Shmidt.
All screenings 6 PM. All screenings Helm classroom: The Lofts.

Fall 2012 series: Social Justice and Cinema
Cosponsored by GSU Housing and the Center for Ethics Student Forum
September 18, @ 6PM – Commons Meeting Room: “The Price of Pleasure” – Panelists: Dr. Andrew Altman (Philosophy), Maya Godwin (Department of Philosophy, GSU), and Kathryn Joyce (Department of Philosophy, GSU).
October 2, @6 PM – Lofts Classroom: “Boys Don’t Cry” – Panelists: Dr. Lissa Davis (Psychologist); Dr. Lynne Huffer (Emory Women and Gender Studies)
October 16, @6PM – Commons Meeting Room – “District 9” – Panelists: Dr. Brennan Collins (GSU English); Dr. Gladys Francis (GSU Languages)
October 30 @ 6PM – Lofts Classroom – “Mocking Bird Don’t Sing,” Panelist: Dr. Michael Galchinsky (GSU English)

Fall 2011 Ethics-in-film Movie Series: Privacy, surveillance, and technology.
August 31, 2011: Truman Show. Panelist: Neil van Leeuwen (philosophy)
September 14, 2011: We live in Public. Panelist: Aaron Santesso (GA Tech U)
September 28, 2011: Gattaca. Panelists: Getty Lustilla, Noel Martin (philosophy, GSU)
October 12, 2011: A Scanner Darkly. Panelists: Vinicius Navarro (GA Tech Univ.).
Frank Miller (GSU)

2010 Ethics-in-Film Movie Series:
Cosponsored by Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics Student Forum and GSU Housing
Wednesday, September 22 6 PM – Lofts Classroom – to show “Crimes and Misdeameanors”. Panelists: Jody Brooks (English department) and Brian Artese (English department).
Wednesday, October 6 6 PM- Commons Meeting Room – “In the name of the father”. Panelists: Lisa George (Georgia Innocence project) and, from GSU Philosophy: Michael Augustin, Everett Fulmer, and Steve Beighley.
Wednesday, October 20 6 PM – Lofts Classroom – “Hotel Rwanda.” Panelists: Dr. Jeannie Grussendorf (GSU Political Science), and, from GSU philosophy: Michael Augustin, Everett Fulmer, and Steven Beighley
Wednesday, November 3 6 PM – Commons Meeting Room – “Bella”, panelists: Prof. Monica Diaz (Dept of Spanish) and Prof Julia Perilla (Dept of Psychology, and Director of the National Latina Research Center on Family and Social Change).

2009 Ethics-in-film movie series: “Crisis Bedfellows: government and Business at the Movies”
Cosponsored by Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics Student Forum and GSU Housing
Tuesday, September 1 @ 6 PM in the Commons, L 103-104: “Wall Street” – Panelists: Scott Graves (Political Science); Matt Lasner (History)
Tuesday, September 15 @ 6 PM in the Lofts classroom: “Barbarian Invasions” (“Les Invasions Barbares”) – Panelists: Deirdre Oakley (Sociology); Jelena Subotic (Political Science)
Tuesday, September 29 @ 6 PM (Commons, L 103-104): “Boiler Room” – Panelists: Carolyn Biltoft (History); Faidra Papavasilou (Anthroplogy).
And, as part of the Darwin Sesquicentennial: October 13, 6 PM, Commons, L 103-104: “Inherit the Wind” – Panelists Jon Herman (Religious Study); Sarah Pallas (Biology).

Fall 2008 Ethics-in-film movies series: Votes, Government, and the Media
Cosponsored by Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics Student Forum and GSU Housing
Tuesday, August 26: “Wag the Dog”: Faculty panelists: Peter Lindsay (Political Science and Philosophy); David Sehat (History)
Tuesday, September 9: “Twelve Angry Men”: Faculty panelists: Vincent Lloyd (Religious Studies); LeeAnne Richardson (English)
Tuesday, September 23: “The Contender”: Faculty panelists: Nancy Floyd (Art & Design); Jeffrey Bennett (Communication); Adia Harvey (Sociology)
Tuesday, October 7: “1984”: Faculty panelists: Meg Harper (English); Jason Craig (Philosophy).

Fall 2007 Ethics-in-film movies series: Immigration and Cinema
Cosponsored by Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics Student Forum and GSU Housing
September 4, 2007: “Dirty Pretty Things”: Faculty panelists: Bilal Mansa (Sociology, Morehouse); Chet Meeks (Sociology); David McCreery (History)
September 18, 2007: “Real Women Have Curves”: Faculty panelists: Mario Feit (Political Science); Megan Sinnott (Women’s Studies)
October 2, 2007: “Mississippi Masala”: Faculty panelists: Rob Baker (History); Don Rubin (Speech Communication, UGA)
October 16, 2007: “Crash”: Faculty panelists: Sebastian Rand (Philosophy); Tanya Washington (College of Law)

Fall 2006 Ethics-in-film movie series: Biotechnology and cinema.
Cosponsored by Georgia State University Housing, Georgia State University Village Student Government, and Center for Ethics Student Forum:
August 29, 2006: “Gattaca” – Panelists: Thomas McHaney (English); Eddy Nahmias (Philosophy).
September 12, 2006: “Handmaid’s Tale” – Panelists Alecia Long (History); Jeff Young (Honors Program).
October 10, 2006: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” – Panelists: Sebastian Rand (Philosophy), Peter Lindsay (Political Science).

Fall 2005 Ethics-in-film movie series: Business Ethics in the 21st Century: Does Corporate Money Buy Happiness?”
Cosponsored by Georgia State University Housing, Georgia State University Village Student Government, and Center for Ethics Student Forum:
August 31, 2005: “Other People’s Money” – Panelists: Sandra Dwyer, Philosophy; Erin Ruel, Women’s Studies; Frank Stephenson, Economics, Berry College.
September 14, 2005: “Working Girl ” – Panelists: AJ Cohen, Philosophy; Joan Gabel, Risk Management and Insurance; Nancy Mansfield, Risk Management and Insurance.
October 10, 2005: “Wallstreet” – Panelists: Charles Hankla, Political Science; Ellen Taylor, Law; Wendy Simonds, Sociology.
October 19, 2005: “Office Space” – Panelists: Peter Lindsay, Political Science; Dominic Parrott, Psychology.

Fall 2004 Ethics-in-film movie series: “Hollywood Goes to Washington.”

Cosponsored by Georgia State University Housing, Georgia State University Village Student Government, and Center for Ethics Student Forum:
September 1, 2004: “Wag the Dog” – Panelists: Craig Dongoski, Art; Peter Lindsay, Phil/Poli sci; Ed Palmer, Business school.
September 8, 2004: “The Contender” – Panelists: Daniel Franklin, Poli Sci; Julia Kubala, Woman’s Studies; Andrew McAlister, English (Gainesville College).
September 22, 2004: “The Manchurian Candidate” – Panelists: Kathy Fuller-Seeley, Communication; Christopher Kocela, English; Eric Vanman, Psychology.
October 6, 2004: “The War Room” – Panelists: Michael Galchinsky, English; Mark George, Sociology; Neil Kinkopf, Political Science.

Fall 2003 Ethics-in-film movie series: “Race at the Crossroads: Romance, Self-Identity, and Diversity.”
Cosponsored by Georgia State University Housing, Georgia State University Village Student Government, Office of Student Life/Leadership and Intercultural Relations:
Oct 15, 2003: Far From Heaven – Panelists: Allaine Cerwonka, Women’s Studies; Barbara Hall, Philosophy; Calvin Thomas, English
October 29, 2003: Imitation of Life – Panelists: Makungu Akinyela, African American Studies; Charles Gallagher, Sociology; Tina Harris, Speech Communication, UGA; Darryl Holloman, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
November 12, 2003: The Jazz Singer – Panelists: Marisa Foreman, Office of International Student Services; Michael Galchinsky, English/Jewish Studies; Audrey Goodman, English