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True Conviction – Film Screening & Panel
Wednesday, September 13th at 7pm | University Union Lyceum | No tickets required
After serving a combined sixty years in prison for crimes they did not commit, Texas exonerees Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Steven Phillips form the unlikeliest of investigative team — helping wrongfully convicted prisoners obtain freedom like they did, through the emergence of DNA evidence or new information. In Jamie Meltzer's hardboiled yet rousing documentary TRUE CONVICTION, brotherly bonds are formed out of life-or-death circumstances — lengthy prison sentences in a state that executes more inmates than any other. Through the steadfast fieldwork of this grassroots "dream team," these Dallas detectives transform decades of hard time into a new career helping others
Joining us will be director Jamie Meltzer, and the film’s three stars- Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey, and Steven Phillips.
Chris Gethard - Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People: Live Podcast Taping
Friday, September 29th at 8pm | University Union Lyceum | Tickets at untuniontickets.com
Chris Gethard brings the Beautiful/Anonymous podcast live to the stage! We'll see an episode of your favorite phone call based podcast unfold live, as he tweets out the number and takes the first call that comes in. Will it be funny? Sad? Strange? Any fan of the podcast knows it could be any or all of those - but whatever it is, we're in it together.
“A Conversation with Nathan Fielder”
Thursday, October 12th at 8pm | University Union Lyceum | Tickets at untuniontickets.com - AVAILABLE 9/21 at noon!
!!! UNT students, faculty, and staff only- closed to the public !!!
Nathan Fielder can currently be seen as the writer, director, and star of his hit Comedy Central series “Nathan For You,” which will soon return for a fourth season. Fielder has also wrote and performed on the series “Jon Benjamin Has a Van” and “Important Things with Demetri Martin.”
Fielder has guest starred in many shows as well, including “Drunk History,” “The Kroll Show,” “The League,” and “Children’s Hospital.” Additionally, he has lent his voice to hit animated series including “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers.”
Hailing from Canada, Nathan is also well known for his online shorts and his weekly segments on the acclaimed CBC comedy series “This Hour Has 22 Minutes." For his work on "22 Minutes" Fielder received a Canadian Comedy Award, a Writer's Guild Award, and was nominated for a Gemini.
In July 2014, Nathan received the “Breakout Comedy Star of the Year” award at the 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Awards.
Poetry Night with Karla Morton & Edyka Chilomé
Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm | University Union, Lyceum | No tickets required
Described as "one of the more adventurous voices in American Poetry," Karla Morton is the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, a Councilor of the Texas Institute of Letters, a Betsy Colquitt Award Winner, a two-time lndie National Book Award winner, a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a nominee for the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. She is the author of nine books of poetry, has a touring photography and poetry exhibit and was recently featured with other prominent writers in 8 Voices: Contemporary Poetry of the American Southwest.
Edyka Chilomé, born Erica Granados - De La Rosa, is a literary artist, performer, educator, and cultural worker based in North Texas. A child of Salvadorian and Mexican immigrant activists, she was raised in social justice movements grounded in the tradition of spiritual activism. She holds a B.A. in social and political philosophy with an emphasis on social justice from Loyola University Chicago and an M.A. in Multicultural Women's Studies from Texas Woman's University where her research focused on the decolonial power of spiritual [Art]ivism.
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz – Paraguayan Harp “From South America: Excitement and Romance on a Harp”
Sunday, February 4th at 3:30pm | Murchison Performing Arts Center, Winspear Performance Hall | Tickets @ theMPAC.com
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is an internationally acclaimed Paraguayan harpist who has been performing solo recitals and concerts with orchestras all over the world for over 30 years. Ortiz utilizes Latin American rhythms, traditional, classical, and popular music, along with his original compositions to engage the soul and enchant audiences.
Doug Varone and Dancers- [Stripped] Showcase
Saturday, February 17 at 3:30pm | University Theater- Radio, Television, Film, and Performing Arts Building | Tickets at untuniontickets.com
Since its founding in 1986, Doug Varone and Dancers has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess. The recipient of 11 Bessie Awards, the Company has toured to more than 125 cities in 45 states across the US and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. On the concert stage, in opera, theater and on the screen, Varone's kinetically thrilling dances make essential connections and mine the complexity of the human spirit. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone's work can take your breath away.
Join Doug Varone and Dancers for their signature [STRIPPED] showcase: No lights. No Costumes. Just an intimate opportunity to see Doug and the dancers in an informal setting, sharing and talking about the process of creating. The company will perform works currently on tour and in process.
Lost & Found Factory – Michelle Illuminato
February 27 – March 2
University Union Art Gallery (8am - Midnight)
Artist Lecture: Tuesday, February 27, 6:00pm in the Lyceum
Closing Reception: Friday, March 2, 5-8pm in the Union Art Gallery
No tickets required
“Have you lost anything in your life—special or mundane—you’d like us to find?” This is what you will be asked at the Lost & Found Factory, an interactive installation by artist Michelle Illuminato. After sharing stories with an intake clerk, visitors can watch Factory artists in assembly-line fashion busily sewing, gluing, molding and making the Lost items. When finished, the found object gets photographed, packaged and placed in the “Found” display, ready for you to pick-up and take home.
Eyakkam Dance Company: Release, Reach, Rejoice
Wednesday, April 4 at 7pm | University Union Lyceum | No tickets required
Release, Reach, Rejoice is a Bharatanatyam dance presentation of 4 Indian stories: the epic Ramayana, the transformation of an assassin into a foster-mother, the struggle of a victim of discrimination, and a finale of complete surrender to the art of dance. Eyakkam is a not-for-profit Indian dance company based in Dallas, TX. Each of its dancers has over 25 years of dance experience. Its founder/chairperson, Dr. Prathiba Natesan, is a three-time Indian national champion of Bharatanatyam.
H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman (of Bob’s Burgers)
Tuesday, April 24th at 8pm | UNT Coliseum | Tickets at untuniontickets.com
H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman voice the characters of Bob and Gene Belcher on FOX’s Emmy Award winning show “Bob’s Burgers.” H. Jon Benjamin is a notable voice-actor who also voices Sterling Archer on FX’s “Archer” and can been seen on Netflix’s “Master of None.” Eugene Mirman has appeared on many TV shows including, “Archer,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” Join us for an unforgettable night of stand-up comedy.
Student ticket: FREE Student guest tickets: $5 Faculty, Staff, and UNT alumni: $15 General Public: $25
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