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Join with 'Historians at the Movies'

Historians at the Movies

Jayden Hewitt

By Jayden Hewitt
Staff Writer

For students looking to have a fun evening, LCC’s “Historians at the Movies” is a possible solution.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., students can watch the movie “Coco” via WebEx with other students. The event is hosted by Professor Wade Merrill and co-hosted by Professor Kali Majumdar.

Merrill, a history professor at LCC, spoke about the event.

“These are pretty laid-back events,” Merrill said. “We mostly just watch the movie and talk about it in the chat. Everyone who goes is welcome to join in, or just hang out and watch.”

“Coco” is an animated film directed by Lee Unkrich. “Coco” follows the story of a musician, Miguel, on his quest to find his great-great grandfather, a great musician of the past.

Students may wonder why “Coco” was chosen to be shown. Merrill provided some insight into the decision.

“We chose ‘Coco’ for this month because of its connection to the upcoming celebration of Día de Muertos, but also because it really gets us to think about family,” Merrill said.

 Día de Muertos, or “Day of the Dead” in English, is the day of remembrance to the dead, and a celebration for those who have passed away.

Majumdar, the co-host of the event, will be giving insight as well. Majumdar is an anthropology and sociology professor at LCC. She will be giving another perspective on the movie, and its significance in Majumdar’s subjects.

Merrill will also provide historical insight. Students will be able to chat, ask questions and break down the film together.

Other future movies to be shown during the “Historians at the Movies” series will be “Hocus Pocus,” “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “Sandlot,” “Seeing Red” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

For more information, contact Merrill at 517-483-1018 or merrilw1@star.lcc.edu, or Majumdar at Majumdak@lcc.edu or 517-483-1031. For the WebEx link and general information on “Historians at the Movies,” click here.

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