Events

  • Juneteenth at App State
    Jun 15
    Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    9:00am-1:00pm
    420 Plemmons Student Union (Parkway Ballroom)

    App State’s 2022 Juneteenth events will include a “lunch and learn” with Rodney Dawson, education curator at the Greensboro History Museum, a Unity Vigil honoring the victims and survivors of recent mass shooting events, educational workshops, games, food and more.

  • Film: Playground (2021)
    Jul 8

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Friday, July 8, 2022
    7:00pm

    In this debut feature by writer-director Laura Wandel, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child’s-eye-view as an obstacle course of degradation and abuse. Transposing the gritty realism of such filmmakers as Jacques Audiard and the Dardennes Brothers to the inner world of kids, Wandel crafts an empathetic and visceral portrait of the cruelty of children, and the failure of adults to protect them. Presented as part of the Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series.

  • Film: Belfast (2021)
    Jul 13

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    7:00pm

    Director Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. Surrounded by sporadic violence and growing danger, nine-year-old Buddy finds himself confronted with the ugly reality of sectarian conflict. Presented as part of the Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series.

  • Meet the Film Curator: Featuring Dale Pollock, curator for the 2022 Weicholz Global Film Series
    Jul 14

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    Thursday, July 14, 2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Dale Pollock is a renowned film critic, movie producer and film professor who served as Dean and taught in the celebrated film school at UNC School of the Arts, where he is now an emeritus professor. Join Dale for a fascinating glimpse into his life in the world of film, and his perspective on the summer festival’s tradition of presenting stellar films from around the world.

  • Renée Elise Goldsberry
    Jul 16

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Saturday, July 16, 2022
    8:00pm

    Renée Elise Goldsberry is a multi-hyphenate actress and singer who has delivered award-winning performances both on Broadway and the screen. She is perhaps best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon “Hamilton,” which received rave reviews across the board and has become a cultural touchstone for the ages. Renée’s performance earned her a Tony Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel Award.

  • Imani Winds
    Jul 19

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    7:00pm

    Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the twice Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.

  • Film: When Pomegranates Howl (2021)
    Jul 20

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    7:00pm

    Nine-year-old Hewad peddles food and amulets tackling dangers of daily street life during an ongoing war in Afghanistan. Following an explosion, he is photographed amongst other civilian casualties by an Australian journalist, igniting his daydreams of becoming a Hollywood actor. Hewad auditions a gang of street children for the journalist’s camera not knowing that dreams would come true in unexpected ways by war. Presented as part of the Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series.

  • Boone 150: A Celebration of Boone’s History
    Jul 21

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Thursday, July 21, 2022
    12:00pm

    In 2017 an untitled, silent 16mm film reel from the 1970s was discovered in storage. The heavily spliced film, made by local photographer George Flowers, juxtaposes images of idyllic Appalachian landscapes with piles of trash, rusting vehicles, black smoke, dirty water and a pig. After the screening of “DocuAppalachia: A Half Century Focus on the Environment,” participants will enjoy an engaging panel discussion that reflects on the impact of environmental protection legislation and on what has changed and what has remained the same in the rural southern Appalachian mountains.

  • Armed to Farm
    Jul 25

    29
    July 25-29, 2022

    “Armed to Farm” is a sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans. Since launching in 2013, Armed to Farm has supported more than 800 veterans from 45 states with hands-on and classroom learning opportunities. Farmer veterans learn how to make a business plan and market their products, how to access USDA programs, set business goals and develop mentorships with seasoned farmers. Presented by Frontline to Farm, N.C. Cooperative Extension and National Center for Appropriate Technology.

  • A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel
    Jul 28

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Most of the visual documentation of WWII, from the German side, originates from the Propaganda Companies (PK) of the Wehrmacht. This talk will focus on the reasons and circumstances of its creation. Dr. Daniel Uziel is an expert in the field of the Nazi party’s antisemitic propaganda and the Propagandakompanien.

  • Film: On the Water (Vee peal) (2020)
    Jul 28

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    7:00pm

    On the Water unfolds in rural Soviet Estonia in the early 1980s, during a pivotal year in the life of a shy teen, Andres, who is being raised by his strict grandparents. Surrounded by eclectic neighbors including brawling alcoholics, grifting prostitutes and cranky war veterans, Andres slowly unlocks his potential through seasons of experiences that include fishing expeditions, adolescent angst, and a summer romance. Presented as part of the Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series.