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Posted by Melani Lopez at 4:58PM
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Blog posting by Melani Lopez, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '17, FLEFF Blogger, Houston, TX

With few weeks remaining in the semester, I feel the angst gradually consuming the Ithaca College campus with anxious electricity.

Most of the IC community seems to simply want to keep their heads down and keep a steady focus toward finals.  Engaging their minds in anything other than attending class, completing assignments, and going to work appears to be out of the question. The teasing taste of summer sweetness overwhelms the mind.

I offer a friendly reminder that a countdown of two weeks is in effect. Two weeks before all of the repetition and schedules cease to exist. Two weeks until April 6-the starting date of the 18th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

Monday April 6 through Friday April 10, FLEFF takes over the IC campus with a variety of events and they’re all free.

On-campus events I wouldn’t miss include:

Monday April 6- FLEFF 2015 Opening Lecture with Patrick Grossi

At 7 PM in Textor 103, IC Alum Patrick Grossi, joins us to talk about his new project, Funeral for a Home, a participatory project with the goal of documenting the history of Philadelphia through demolition and reconstruction of the city. Join in celebrating the transformation and preservation of this city and learn more about Grossi’s other methods of connecting with the past.

Tuesday April 7- Concert: Carmen’s Habitats

At 8:15 PM in Hockett Recital Hall, the lights will dim and a transformative sensory experience will take place. Mesmerizing multimedia, a striking set design, and deliberate movement of dancer Amy O’Brien will visually stun. These visuals combined with the powerful melodies of Bizet delivered by a talented group of musicians and soprano Dawn Pierce, will create a completely new way of experiencing the visual and auditory beauty of music.

Wednesday April 8- Sorayya Khan’s City of Spies Book Launch

At 6PM in the Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca based author Sorayya Khan will be launching her third novel City of Spies, a story of one girl’s coming of age in a turbulent time in Pakistan’s history. Let her words enrapture and inspire you to read her other works Noor and Five Queen’s Road. Copies of Khan’s new book will be available for purchase after the reading.

Thursday April 9- I’m Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust with filmmaker Lauren Lazin

In Hill G24 from 4:00-5:15 PM, award winning American filmmaker will be showing her film I’m Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust. This film provides an elaborate telling of real experiences of the holocaust through re-enacted diary entries and archival footage. A talk with the filmmaker will take place after the showing.

Friday April 10- FLEFF Lab

From the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM in Campus Center’s Clark Lounge, FLEFF guests, including filmmakers, film distributors, and artists, will be giving talks and are available to the public for a day of questions and conversation. This will wrap up on-campus FLEFF events and provide a good opportunity be a part of the FLEFF dialogue. Attend to speak, or just to observe. You won’t regret it.

What more could you want? All of these events and more are right here at home and are free and open to anyone and everyone. Come join and see for yourself what FLEFF is all about.


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