Current Events

In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many event speakers come from our diverse holdings; past speakers have come from the fields of journalism, theater, politics, opera, dance and literature.

 

 

 

 


"Thanks to Shakespeare" with Christopher Ricks (Part I)

Student Enrichment Series
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Richards-Roosevelt Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor
Admission: Free & Open to the Public

William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities Christopher Ricks presents a new series of talks on how Boston University poets, past and present, further the art of Shakespeare. Featuring poems by David Ferry, Louise Glueck, Geoffrey Hill, George Kalogeris, Alberto de Lacerda, Robert Lowell, Jill McDonough, Elise Partridge, Robert Pinsky, Anne Sexton, Derek Walcott, and Rosanna Warren. Part I in a two-part series.

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Friends Speaker Series: Legendary Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann

Friends Speaker Series
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00 pm
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Metcalf Ballroom, Second Floor
Admission: Free to Members of the Friends of HGARC & Students with a BU ID. General Public $25. R.S.V.P. (617) 353-3697

Bonnie Timmermann, one of Hollywood's most successful and prolific producers and casting directors, will discuss her life and remarkable career on November 8th as part of our Friends Speaker Series. 

Timmermann's casting credits include Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Marion Cotillard; The Insider with Russell Crowe and Al Pacino, which was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe; Heat with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino; The Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day-Lewis; and Manhunter.  For director Tony Scott, Timmermann cast Man on Fire with Denzel Washington and Spy Game with Brad Pitt and Robert Redford.  She worked with Ivan Reitman on Dave with Kevin Kline and Sir Ben Kingsley; Father's Day starring Billy Crystal and Robin Williams; and Six Days and Seven Nights starring Harrison Ford. Timmermann cast Academy Award nominated films Black Hawk Down for Ridley Scott and Quiz Show for Robert Redford.  For Roman Polanski, she cast Frantic with Harrison Ford and Emmanuelle Seigner and Bitter Moon with Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott Thomas. She also cast classic films such as Carlito's Way, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dirty Dancing, Bull Durham, Trading Places and Fast Times at Ridgemont High with Sean Penn. Timmermann also did casting on Milos Forman's Academy Award winning film Amadeus.

In 1995 Premiere Magazine gave Timmermann one of its own special "Oscars" for casting, and Elle Magazine honored her as an icon in its Women in Hollywood issue for 2009. Her casting and producing files are housed at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

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"Thanks to Shakespeare" with Christopher Ricks (Part II)

Student Enrichment Series
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Richards-Roosevelt Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor
Admission: Free & Open to the Public

William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities Christopher Ricks presents a new series of talks on how Boston University poets, past and present, further the art of Shakespeare. Featuring poems by David Ferry, Louise Glueck, Geoffrey Hill, George Kalogeris, Alberto de Lacerda, Robert Lowell, Jill McDonough, Elise Partridge, Robert Pinsky, Anne Sexton, Derek Walcott, and Rosanna Warren. Part II in a two-part series.

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Student Discovery Seminar - Children's Literature

With Prof. Anna Henchman, CAS, and Jane Parr, HGARC
Student Discovery Seminars
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BU ID
Experience the worlds of Paddington Bear, 101 Dalmatians, The Indian in the Cupboard, Little Orphan Annie and others through the eyes of the remarkable people who created them! Join us for a hands-on exploration of the archives of Michael Bond, Dodie Smith, Lynne Reid Banks, Harold Gray and others whose indelible characters have brought magic to generations of children all over the world.

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