Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas Cinematheque: Girl, Interrupted Wednesday, Oct 7
(7:30 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

Cosponsored by Meteor Theater, each evening features a different independent film followed by a short question and answer session with members of the film industry.

Girl, Interrupted is an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Susanna's 18-month stay at a mental institution in the 1960s.

Susanna Kaysen rebels against the head nurse and top psychiatrist of a mental institution after being questionably diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. During her stay, Susanna befriends the resident "loonies," a group of troubled women, including a charismatic sociopath named Lisa. Susanna quickly learns if she wants her freedom, she'll have to face the person who terrifies her most of all: herself. Directed by James Mangold, Girl, Interrupted stars Winona Ryder as Susanna Kaysen with a supporting cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jared Leto.

en_Coded Friday, Sep 18 - Friday, Oct 9
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Reception: Friday, Sep.18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This three-person exhibition features large paintings and video from local artist Scott Barber, who died of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2005. Most known for its visual depiction of cancer cells, Barber’s work is joined by work from artists David Sunshine and Luke Harden.

REUNION: The Dallas Review - Volume V Launch Party Friday, Oct 9
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

For over two decades, REUNION: The Dallas Review has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction, and interviews. You may remember Reunion by its former name, Sojourn. We have a new look and a new name, but our mission remains cultivating the arts community in Dallas, Texas, and promoting the work of talented writers and artists both locally and across the globe. Join us as we celebrate the launch of REUNION: The Dallas Review - Volume V with live performances and readings. Food and drinks will be provided.

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REUNION: The Dallas Review is a publication of the Creative Writing Program in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas

Big Love by Charles L. Mee Thursday, Oct 8 - Saturday, Oct 10
(8 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: University Theatre.

Directed by Shelby Hibbs 

Big Love by Charles L. Mee is an extremely loose adaptation of Aeschylus’ tragedy, The Suppliant Women. A collage of the ancient and contemporary, the play presents a chaotic wedding party as 50 women are commanded to marry 50 brothers. The women seek refuge in an Italian villa, as they attempt to escape their marriages. This visceral battle between the sexes raises timely issues of gender politics and domestic violence.

This play contains mature content, adult language, and use of strobe lights and a fog machine.

Comemory Friday, Sep 25 - Saturday, Oct 31
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Opening reception: October 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Artbeef is a dallas based group of artists working cooperatively to challenge conventional notions of artistic production and exhibition. Over the last few years this semi-anonymous collective has staged performances and curated events that de-emphasize authorial value, alternating strategies of sole proprietorship and lending agency to the sometimes nebulous arrangement of community. Recently this loosely organized collective has welcomed additional participants who will take part in a new installation that will be made especially for the UT Dallas Visual Arts Building. Along with a catalog of previous work this newly energized group will offer a special look into the history of its endeavors as well as the trajectory for its future.