Dear ICSLAC community,

You are cordially invited to join us every second Wednesday beginning on September 13th from 2:30-5:30 pm at St. Pats 201D for our new RMPP Ruth and Mark Phillips Professorship) film club series titled “Cinema of the World System: Rethinking ‘Law and Film,'” hosted by Dr. Philip Kaisary. The first gathering featured Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), followed by an informal discussion. Attendance is open to all. No RSVP is required.

Upcoming meetings and titles:

September 27 – Yureru (2006)
October 11 – Ghost in the Shell (2017)
November 1 – Cumbite (1964)
November 15 – Bomako (2006)
November 29 – The Reader (2008)

The RMPP reading group runs every second Wednesday, beginning September 20th, from 2:30-5:30 pm, at St. Pats 201D. Dr. Philip Kaisary will host the reading group, and we will be reading Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 in connection to this year’s theme of “Law and Literature.” 2666 is considered to be one of the greatest novels of the 21st century, exploring themes of justice, art, and literature in relation to the violence of the world-capitalist system.

We hope you will join us as we read this large volume over the course of the 2023-24 terms. Attendance is open. No RSVP is required. We will be reading the paperback edition published by Picador, which can be purchased from Octopus Books ( and most other bookstores.

We hope to see you soon at both events,
RMPP team (Philip Kaisary, Maki Salmon, and Alice Zhou)