CALL THE A.S. TICKET OFFICE AT 805-893-2064 OR BUY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ON-LINE
Wednesday, January 28, 6 pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER
What if we could turn back the clock and watch the minds forming of those who would create political
zeitgeist shifts in the future? MAORI BOY GENIUS does just that. It is a coming-of-age film profiling future
Indigenous leader Ngaa Rauuira railing against his people’s statistics of uneducated youth, 40% of prisoners,
and alarming suicide rates. Ngaa’s family of eight lives on a modest income but commits to a $35K Yale University
bill with the weighty expectation that Ngaa will be the voice of his people. Pietra Brettkelly, 85 min.,
English/Maori with English subtitles, 2012, New Zealand.
Thursday, January 29, 6 pm
DISCUSSION/ MCC LOUNGE
EVENT CANCELED. Join us for the second installment of our Religious Literacy Series aiming to demystify underrepresented
religions and people of faith. Prof. Inés Talamantez will lead an intimate discussion on Native American
Religious Traditions, analyzing them in a political context while also debunking popular myths that are associated
with such traditions. Dr. Talamantez is associate professor of Religious Studies at UCSB.
Saturday, January 31, 8 pm
From the ancient arts of China, to the bold contemporary movement of today, the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Trio
performs a beautiful blend of cultural and contemporary dance. Lily Cai's choreography transforms the dance elements,
fans, and ribbons of her Shanghai heritage into a captivating performance by her star dancers. Following the
performance, Lily Cai will offer insights into her choreography and artistic process. Tickets $5 UCSB Students
and Children under 12/$15 general. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064 or buy online at www.mcc.ucsb.edu
(extra fees apply). Limited Seating.
Photo credit: Bob Hsiang
Sunday, February 1, 3 pm
In this children’s program, Diane Ferlatte will sing, sign, and beat rhythms as she tells folktales, fables,
and personal and historical stories, customized for the age of her audience. Along with her musical sidekick
Erik Pearson on banjo and guitar, Diane will weave tales from many cultures, while emphasizing stories that
have African, Southern, and African American roots. Enhancing her gift in the oral tradition is Diane’s skill
in American Sign Language, which she explains and employs in many of her stories.