UT Film Series Addresses Issues of Power & Authority

Posted Sep 8th, 2009 by Angela Riddel  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


The University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film will present a documentary film series this fall, which focuses on abuses of authority and power in our society. Each of the films will be held in the UT Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre (PA1039). Some nights include two films. They are free to attend, however a $3 donation per person is requested to defray costs and help support future film screenings.

Filmmaker Kyle Henry, who produced University, Inc., the film which concludes the series, will be a guest filmmaker in residence at the University this semester.

September 11, 7:30 p.m.
Why We Fight
Filmmaker Jarecki explores Eisenhower’s warning about the rise of the military industrial complex, and finds that the answer to the film’s title is not as clear to Americans as it used to be.

September 25, 7:30 p.m.
(Shown with Glass Jaw)
Michael Moore’s scathing examination of the US health care system and how it compares to other countries’ systems. Shown with Glass Jaw, a short piece documenting a filmmaker’s struggle with the health care system after he is assaulted.

October 23, 7:30 p.m.
The Yes Men Fix the World
(Shown with Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property)
Changing the world one prank at a time, anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.
Freedom of Expression film web site

November 6, 7:30 p.m.
University, Inc.
(Shown with Laura Dunn’s short piece, The Subtext of a Yale Education.)
Filmmaker Kyle Henry will be in residence for a screening of his newly re-released documentary on the corporatization of the academy.

About University, Inc.

About The Subtext of a Yale Education
Background info about the film, press reviews, trailers & more.

For more information, visit The University of Toledo Department of Theatre & Film online at

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