Visit the Bernath Auditorium at the Undergraduate Library to see Spike Lee’s “When the Levees Broke,” a film structured in four acts that explores the U.S. government’s response to the disaster wrought by Hurricane Katrina in this made-for-television documentary co-produced by HBO and Lee’s own 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
6 p.m., Act One and Two
noon to 4 p.m.
6 p.m., Act Three and Four
6 p.m., Act Four
7 p.m., Bernath Auditorium, Elvis Mitchell lecture
â€œRace, Citizenship and the Cinemaâ€
In addition to hosting â€œThe Treatmentâ€ for National Public Radio’s flagship Los Angeles affiliate KCRW, 89.9 FM since 1996 (broadcast nationally), Elvis Mitchell is entertainment critic for NPR’s â€œWeekend Edition with Scott Simonâ€ from the show’s inception in 1985. Mitchell was a film critic for the New York Times for four years, starting in January 2000. Prior to that, he was film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for two years, starting in December 1997; there, he won the 1999 AASFE Award for criticism.
A graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in English literature, Mitchell was editor-at-large for Spin magazine, and has also written for Interview, Esquire and the New York Times Sunday Magazine.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Citizenship, the University Library System, the Department of Africana Studies, the Department of English and the Department of Communication