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The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry, or D-phi, aims to enrich Denver’s intellectual and cultural life through programs designed to reframe our perspectives, challenge our assumptions, and stimulate dialogue about human thought, history, science, art and culture. D-phi organizes roundtable discussions, art exhibits, film screenings, theatrical performances, and lectures centered on major themes, issues or questions of abiding human concern. We host both local and international experts, artists, and some of the ‘greatest minds of our time.’

Coming up!

Denver Film Festival

Joion us for two film screenings with the Denver Film Festival! Come watch the films, then take part in a conversation with directors and/or experts on the film!

We offer free tickets for all students, as well as MSU Denver faculty and staff. Faculty are welcomed to invite their classes! Just email [email protected] to reserve your tickets.

A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING

Monday, Nov. 8th at 7:00pm AMC 9+CO

(826 Albion St, Denver, CO 80220)

Winner of the Œil d’or award for best documentary at Cannes, Payal Kapadia’s oneiric first feature, A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING, fuses an intensely personal mediation on love and isolation with social reflections on caste and contemporary Indian politics. D-phi has assembled a group of scholars to help us unpack the multiple layers of this intriguing breakthrough film.

Panelists:

Dheepa Sundaram, Religious Studies, University of Denver

Vijay Mascarenhas, Philosophy, MSU Denver

Vincent Piturro, Film and Media Studies, MSU Denver

Adam J. Graves, Philosophy, MSU Denver

Trailers and more here!

 

AHED’S KNEE

Wednesday Nov. 10th at 7:00pm AMC 9+CO

(826 Albion St, Denver, CO 80220)

AHED’S KNEE, the fourth film from the Israeli firebrand director Nadav Lapid (SYNONYMS), offers an unflinching rumination on the moral challenges of creating art amidst complex political turmoil. Join D-phi for a lively discussion of this powerful, politically-charged film.

Panelists:

Alex Boodrookas, History, MSU Denver

Andrea Stanton, Islamic Studies, University of Denver

David Fine, General Counsel, MSU Denver

Adam J. Graves, Philosophy, MSU Denver

Trailers and more here!