Information on University Events
Out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to limit exposure to COVID-19 by Maryville community members and event attendees, all on-campus and off-campus university-sponsored events through May 16, 2020, have been cancelled, moved to a virtual format, or postponed until further notice.
March 31: Scholarship Dinner (Cancelled)
May 16: Spirit of Maryville (Postponed – Date TBD)
All Student Organization events through May 16 (Cancelled)
Spring Concert will be rescheduled for next year (Postponed – Date TBD)
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Maryville Talks Movies – Mississippi Burning
November 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Maryville Talks Movies brings together students and the St. Louis community to watch and discuss significant films in a variety of genres. This week’s first film will be Mississippi Burning, which was released in 1988 and directed by Alan Parker. Jesse Kavadlo, PhD, Linda Patella, PhD and Germain Murray, PhD will introduce Mississippi Burning and then, after the viewing, lead a 40-minute presentation or Q & A session.
By no means should Mississippi Burning be taken as an historical depiction of the famous civil war case in which three civil rights workers were killed by the KKK. However, Alan Parker does create the atmosphere and violence of the time and the place: 1964, Philadelphia, Miss. Chris Geralmo’s screenplay used dialogue from the FBI investigation and many incidents of violence in the film by white southerners and FBI agents are allegedly inspired by real incidents. The film won four Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture.
Although this is a for-credit course, the public is invited to attend the movie screenings and accompanying discussions.
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and Maryville Talks Movies