• Virtual International Film Club: About Elly

    We will be discussing the following film: About Elly Synopsis: With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals (two married couples and a brother and sister, along with three young kids) decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival and winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film…

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  • Cook Along with Carla

    Are you tired of sitting in meetings all day long? We have the solution! Get up out of your office chair and join the WERG (Women’s Employee Resource Group), BLAC (Black Leadership Alliance Committee at PPPL) and IEGAP (International Employee Group at Princeton) for Cook Along with Carla on April 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm.   Carla Benincasa is an employee in the Gift and Endowment Accounting Office of Finance and Treasury. She has been producing cooking demos throughout the pandemic for the Finance and Treasury Watercooler Forum. On April 23 she will be teaching us how to make Focaccia Bread and Ricotta Gnocchi, tell us about her Italian heritage, …

  • Virtual International Film Club: Gather

    We will be discussing the following film: Film title: Gather (2020, USA) Synopsis: GATHER follows the stories of natives on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. An indigenous chef embarks on a ambitious project to reclaim ancient food ways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is proving her tribes native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men of the Yurok tribe in Northern California are struggling to keep their culture alive and rehabilitate the habitat of their sacred salmon. All these stories combine…

  • Virtual International Film Club: Yeelen

      We will be discussing the following film: Film title: Yeelen Synopsis: This adaptation of an ancient oral legend from Mali, is one the most acclaimed and widely seen African films ever made. An Oedipal story mixed with magic, Yeelen is as visually stunning as anything from Hollywood. Set in the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century, Yeelen follows the journey of Nianankoro, a young warrior who must battle the powerful Komo cult. Nianankoro’s greatest enemy is his own father, a dangerous and corrupt wizard who uses his dark magic to try and destroy his son. Traveling over the arid Bambara, Fulani and Dogan lands of ancient West Africa, Nianankoro…

  • Virtual International Film Club: The Country Doctor

      We will be discussing the following film: Film title: Médecin de campagne (The Country Doctor, 2016) Synopsis: This social dramedy stars Francois Cluzet as a devoted and revered countryside doctor whose life gets rocked by a middle-age woman who has come from the city hospital to earn her chops. Challenging each other with opposite views on medicine, the pair eventually bonds and learns from one another. Nominated for Best Actor (Francois Cluzet) at the Cesar Awards. Nominated for an Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Free and available online at Kanopy https://princeton.kanopy.com/video/country-doctor (PUID required)   Watch the trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1260631577?playlistId=tt5078326&ref_=vp_rv_0  

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