MJC Foundation and ASMJC sponsor screening of The Lives of Others at The State Theater
November 6th, State Theater 7:00PM
(Modesto, CA) –The Modesto Junior College Foundation and Associated Students of MJC are sponsoring a special screening of The Lives of Others, the 2006 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film. The event will be held on Thursday, November 6, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the film shown at 7 p.m. at the State Theater, located at 1307 J Street in Modesto. MJC students can attend for free by showing a valid student ID card. Regular admission is $5.
In 1984, an agent of the Stasi, the East German secret police, dispassionately monitors and interrogates people who are deemed a threat to the state. However, when he conducts surveillance on a writer and his lover, he finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed in their lives.
The screening date coincides with anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. Erected in the dead of night, the wall was both a physical division between West Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989 and a symbolic boundary between democracy and communism during the Cold War. For 28 years, the wall kept East Germans from fleeing to the West. Its destruction on Nov. 9, 1989, was celebrated around the world.
Unlike more traditional spy films, The Lives of Others does not sacrifice character for cloak-and-dagger chases, and the performances (notably that by the late Ulrich Muhe) will stay with viewers long after the film ends.
A major box-office success in Germany, the film set a record for receiving the most nominations (11) ever at the German Film Awards. The film is in German with English subtitles, rated (R), and runs two hours and 17 minutes.
Frozen – A Family Holiday Choral Concert offered at Modesto Junior College
November 21st, MJC Main Auditorium
(Modesto, CA) –The Modesto Junior College Music Department presents Frozen – A Family Holiday Choral Concert on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus.
The community is invited to join the MJC choirs and guests for this family friendly concert with a finale featuring excerpts from the popular animated Disney movie Frozen. A concert highlight will be MJC alumna and Modesto celebrity Lindsay Pearce singing “Let It Go.” Also included in the concert are traditional Christmas carols, fun children’s holiday songs and seasonal music for the entire family.
Community organizations performing with MJC at the concert include the children’s choir Ovation conducted by Candy Chamberline, YES Company Ambassadors, a Suzuki youth string ensemble, dancers from Juline School of Dance and more.
Attendees are invited to visit a display of tables in the Auditorium Lobby to learn about music and performing arts classes for children, such and Kindermusik, choirs, musicals, dance, instruments and more.
Tickets to Frozen – A Family Holiday Choral Concert are $5 general admission, $4 for students and seniors, and $15 for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children. Tickets are for sale in advance at the Auditorium Box Office, (209) 575-6776, during the hours of 12 noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to the performance.
MJC hosts Harvest Party at the Pavilion to benefit Agriculture Program
November 15th 5:30PM ACE Pavilion
(Modesto, CA) – The Modesto Junior College Foundation and Agriculture & Environmental Science Division invite the community to a Harvest Party at the Pavilion on Saturday, November 15 at the Agriculture Center for Education Pavilion on the MJC West Campus.
The event begins with a hosted social at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a live auction and then music and dancing will wind up this enjoyable evening.
The cost to attend is $40 per person and tables of eight can be purchased for $400. Event proceeds will benefit the Agriculture Department’s student instructional and leadership activities.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1968, the MJC Foundation exists to generate financial support for and to increase community awareness of the students, programs, and activities of MJC. A $25 portion of each ticket and $280 of a table sponsorship are considered tax deductible contributions.
To donate auction items or to obtain additional information, contact George Boodrookas, MJC Foundation executive director, at (209) 575-6714 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase Harvest Party tickets call the MJC Foundation Office at (209) 575-6619.