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Deadwood

TV at the Pollock: Deadwood

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

When the richest gold strike in U.S. history thrusts South Dakota’s Black Hills into the center of the nation’s get-rich-quick dreams, a throng of restless misfits converge on the outlaw town of Deadwood. Created by David Milch, the critically-acclaimed series ran for three seasons, and featured a talented ensemble cast playing the town’s colorful inhabitants, many of them based on historical figures. The Carsey-Wolf Center is delighted to welcome actress Robin Weigert, who played Calamity Jane in the series, for…

The Handmaid's Tale

TV at the Pollock: The Handmaid’s Tale

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale unfolds in Gilead, a totalitarian society set in a dystopian version of the US. Faced with environmental degradation and a plummeting birthrate, Gilead’s fundamentalist regime forces its few remaining fertile women into sexual servitude as “handmaids” for the ruling classes. The series centers on Offred (Elizabeth Moss), a handmaid determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and to find the daughter who was taken from her. The…

Dick Wolf

TV at the Pollock: Dick Wolf: Writing Television Past, Present, and Future

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Carsey-Wolf Center is delighted to welcome television titan Dick Wolf to the Pollock Theater as part of the Center’s winter 2020 exploration of classic and contemporary television. Wolf will join Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a discussion of the art of television storytelling and the evolution of his own writing, ranging from his early Emmy Award-nominated work for Hill Street Blues to the iconic pilot episode of his Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and beyond. This evening’s…

¡Las Sandinistas!

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the stories of the women who shattered barriers by leading combat and forcing social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing US-backed Contra War. The film is centered around the personal journeys of Dora Maria Téllez, a young medical student who became a major Sandinista general, and four of her revolutionary allies. Together, the women overcome traditional gender barriers and subvert stereotypes to lead rebel troops in battle and reshape their country. ¡Las Sandinistas! reveals…

Veep West wing

TV at the Pollock: The West Wing and Veep

February 20 @ 7:00 pm

As a prelude to the Carsey-Wolf Center’s “Television, Politics, Publics” conference, the Center presents two iconic television shows that deeply explore contemporary US politics: The West Wing and Veep. We will screen season 6, episode 18 of The West Wing, “La Palabra,” and season 7, episode 7 of Veep, “Veep.” Award-winning executive producer/writer/director David Mandel (Veep) and writer/producer Eli Attie (The West Wing) will join moderator Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion of the creation and legacy of these two programs. In each episode,…